Originally Posted by boeyc15
I recall Stevo saying FaceTime would be open source when he first announced it... No? Did they renege? But I do agree they should release a version for PCs and Android or open source it. IMO it does not give them an advantage keeping it only on iOS or Mac.
Completely agree. What does Apple intend to do with FaceTime only for Mac/iOS users? Do they think that's enough to be chosen as the default and prefered video chat for everybody? Everybody doesn't have a Mac/iOS device. How am I suppose to use FaceTime with my sister (in Las Vegas) if she only have a 1st Gen iPad and all her machines are PC's?
Before release FaceTime they should have bought Skype or at least Yahoo! Messenger to implement it there. Was Apple dreaming that every other video IM was going to implement FaceTime because of the millions and millions of iOS devices? hah! Dream on!!
But the most ridiculous thing is that FaceTime isn't integrated in their own IM iChat. iChat A/V!!! What were they thinking??? It is an obvious move at least.
When they announced that they had $50b in cash I thought: "Ok, time to buy Skype and Dropbox". Nothing. Plain stupid.
And now, FaceTime, the best A/V chat out there is alone in its Apple garden... Typical of Old Apple.
I hope they open their eyes and take action. There's still time.