SnapYap.com – A quick reviewSeptember 10, 2008 at 10:45 | Posted in Cool, Tech | Comments Off on SnapYap.com – A quick review
Tags: calls, cross platform, free, messages, snapyap, snapyap.com, video
So, I went, I saw, I liked. With a few minor nigglings that are much more specific to me then to the service.
Thing I liked:
The interface is clean, attractive, simple and easy to understand. I fully feel I could send anyone to the site and they’d be able to use it right off the bat.
It follows the “do one thing and do it well” line of thought. It’s about sending and receiving video calls/messages nothing more. It’s not trying to be a do video everything site.
Things I think could be improved:
The Nigglings I mentioned:
When I first went to their site it failed to do anything video related. This was not their fault but instead due to the fact that I have a rather draconian firewall in place and their flash component was trying to make connections using ports outside the usual http/https/etc range. I was quickly able to resolve this but they may wish to include some documentation for other people less firewall/router savvy.
The other tiny (thus nigglie) thing was that their badge/banner used tags and wordpress.com doesn’t deal well with those so I had to modify the code slightly to get the badge on this blog. Again, not a major thing. It would just be nice if they provided and non-script, non-flash, badge that would easily embed into more restrictive hosting sites.
From my early perusal of the site SnapYap.com seem to be a cool site. I’ll definitely be both keeping an on on where they are going and passing the word about them on to others.
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