Camfrog

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Camfrog
Camfrog Logo.png
Developer(s) Camshare Inc
Initial release September 2003 (2003)
Stable release
Version Version 6.16.603 for Windows (Released: May 05, 2017.

Version 2.9.3277 for MAC (Released: April 18, 2016.
Version 7.3.9 for iOS (Released: June 01, 2017).
Version 5.5.5519 for Android (Released: June 16, 2017).
Version 8.9.552 for Camfrog Distributed Server (Released: March 2, 2017)

Development status Active
Operating system iOS
Android
Mac OS X
Microsoft Windows
Available in Multilingual
Type Online chat
License Proprietary
Website camfrog.com

Camfrog is a video chat and instant messaging client that was created by Camshare in October 2003.[1] It allows people to meet others worldwide in video chat and find partners in chat rooms.[2][3] Camfrog users with broadband internet connections can host and moderate their own video chat rooms.[4] The Camfrog Server software allows users to host video chat rooms based on user interests. In 2008, Camfrog introduced Virtual Gifts. On October 19, 2010, it was announced that Paltalk acquired Camfrog.[5] In 2015, Camfrog announced the introduction of a new software, called Ribbit, which allows people to meet others by swiping through live videos.[6]

Over 150K audio and video calls occur and 72 years of video watched daily.[7]

Platform[edit]

  1. Camfrog for Windows and Mac
    • As of June 2017, Camfrog for Mac does not work with OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and higher. Camfrog has not announced an updated version their software for Mac OS for over 2 years. The Camfrog for Mac's last updated on April 18, 2014.
  2. Camfrog Distributed Server for Windows and Linux
  3. Camfrog Bot for Windows and Linux (They are starting to phrase it out. They stop selling the pro codes for it.)
  4. Camfrog Cloud Bot (They aren't selling the codes at this time.)
  5. Camfrog Mobile for Android and iOS
  6. Camfrog Tablet for Android and iOS
  7. Ribbit

License types[edit]

  • Free: Users who do not have a paid account will be restricted to using limited features of the site. Free users will be able to only view one video. The username will be displayed as black as opposed to green (Pro), purple (Extreme), or Gold (Extreme Plus).
  • Pro: Users who purchase the Camfrog Pro account will be displayed as a Green nickname with unlimited of videos. They will be also be able to access all the features of the site, with the exception of multiple rooms simultaneously, changing their nickname, being able to view the top cams list, and sending/receiving VIP Messages.
  • Extreme: The extreme feature allows the user's nickname to become Purple and have access to all the additional features of Pro & Free and also be able to join up to two rooms at the same times. Users are able to change their nickname once every three months. They will also be able to view the top cams list and able to send up to FIVE VIP messages to anyone who isn't on the Privacy Mode (circumventing the protection offered by Privacy mode, which blocks instant messages from any user who is not on a user's "friends" list).
  • Gold: The Gold is similar to Extreme but the nickname will be turned to GOLD. The Gold user is the highest level of functionality on Camfrog, and the user will be granted access to up to 5 rooms at the same time. They will also be able to send up to twenty-five VIP messages to anyone who is on the Privacy mode.

Camfrog client features[edit]

  • Locate User: This feature allows user to find any friend what room are they in. This is feature can be disabled in the setting.
  • File Sharing: Pro users can send files to each other via Camfrog Client.
  • Snapshot: Snapshot are images, videos, or audio that can be sent from one user to another from their webcam.
  • One on one webcam: This allows user to private webcam/audio to one other person without to be in the public chat room.
  • Profile: Camfrog allows user to create their online profile for users who are age from 16 to older. Those users who 13–15 years old will not have their online profile.
  • Video Chat Rooms: Camfrog client includes the ability to access Camfrog hosted and user hosted video chat rooms. Users have the ability to create their own room with different themes. User rooms have different rules than Camfrog hosted rooms, but must still follow the Camfrog's Terms of Service. Video Chat Rooms have various of listed such as All ages (13+), Deaf (Microphone is default disabled), Audio Only (Webcam is default disabled), and 18+ (Users who under 18 will not be seeing those listed and will not be able to access 18+ chat-rooms.[8]
  • Parental Control: Camfrog parental controls allow you to add feature restrictions to other Camfrog user accounts or block other user from using Camfrog completely. Parental control allows to modify permission such as Video viewing, Broadcast video, Audio listening, Broadcast audio, Text chat, and Instant messaging and one on one connections. It's also allowed for blocking new nickname registrations.
  • Virtual Gift: Camfrog Gift is a virtual gift that can send to any Camfrog users. It's also allows to send a private message to any user on Camfrog even their status is set privacy modem and still can see your message.
  • IM Catcher: This feature allows to catch all unwanted messages from unknown users that are not in your contact list and without setting Privacy mode.
  • Operator Tool: This operator tool to allow room moderator to facilitate the chat room with many different commands.
  • Games: Initializing the one and one connections video chat and playing games such as Tic-Tac-Toe or Four-In-A-Row with friends.
  • YouTube Party: This feature allows to share the YouTube in the chatroom where everyone can keep the charm to stay entertained.
  • Stickers: Express the feeling of yourself in the chat room or instant message with various of themes.

Camfrog Server features[edit]

Note: This feature is applied to Camfrog Distributed Server for Windows and Linux

  • General Settings: The hoster of chat room ability to control general settings such as Auto anti-scroll/anti-spam filter, automatically kicked users without webcams, not allow to bring any Camfrog Bots, Only set teen room (13–19 years old), disable microphone usage, chat commands, set topic by only owners, disabled hyperlinks to non-members of room, adjust the timer for microphone usage, adjust the timer to block the microphone, default ban time, set default expire punish time, and control of maximum allowed number of users. The hoster of room also can adjust the typical of audio modes.
  • Room Access: The user of own room are able to control the chat-room password where limited to, set room to private with the password that can be trusted to give friends to access the chat-room. The hoster are ability to set /addowner password where the existing owners of a room can turn someone to become the new owner of the chatroom. Remote access is allowed to set the username and password where user can log in it from the web-based control panel.
  • Message of the day (MOTD): MOTD is known as Room rules were set the messages to the room before enter the chat room.
  • Operator list: The operator list is where allow grant to permit the users with various of role level. The operator list has three different types such as Friend, Operator, and Owner. The Friend is granted permission to send private messages in the chat room. Operator are able to punish or kicked user out the chat room if they are breaking the room rules. Owner level are able to kick, punished, banned, change user's operational level, and change the room settings via the commands.

Inoperative products[edit]

  • Camfrog Toolbar
  • Camfrog WEB
  • Camfrog Web Extension for Camfrog Server
  • Camfrog Advanced Server
  • Camfrog Server
  • Camfrog for Windows Phone
  • Camfrog Cloud Server
  • Camfrog Voice Chat for iOS
  • Camfrog Video Chat for iOS *First Generation*

Inoperative features[edit]

  • Pond: Pond is a personal type of room that is created for you and that stays online until you leave it. There are two types of ponds: private and public. Private ponds can be joined only by the people that you invited, and the public ponds are accessible for all of your mutual friends. There are settings to adjust the pond preference. The maximum number of users in a pond is 3 for the free version and 8 for Pro. When the user who created the pond leaves it, the pond closes automatically.
  • Lifetime Camfrog Client Pro

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Featured: Top 10 Best Video Calling apps on Android | Androidheadlines.com". AndroidHeadlines.com |. 2014-12-04. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  2. ^ "The 7 Best Video Chat Apps for Your Smartphone". Search Engine Journal. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  3. ^ "Camfrog Video Chat 6.11.563". PC World.pl. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  4. ^ "Camfrog Free 6.17.613 - TechCentral.ie". TechCentral.ie. 2017-06-06. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  5. ^ "Paltalk acquires Camfrog for Asia video chat". VatorNews. 2010-10-20. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  6. ^ "Sosial Media yang Hilang Tergerus Zaman (2)". techno.okezone.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  7. ^ "色情直播大起底:不夜城Camfrog与它的寄生者". www.sohu.com. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  8. ^ "Camfrog vuole far tornare di moda le chat room offrendo anche i video". AndroidWorld. 2016-04-19. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 

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