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Houseparty 1.5

Live video chat with friends, now with groups and texting 🎉

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Houseparty 1.5 is FaceTime for groups. Now you can make guest lists, name your groups, and group chat away (pro tip: you can even buzz the guest list all at once). Pretend keeping your social circles separate in real life is as easy as separate Houseparty rooms.

11 alternative and related products to Houseparty 1.5

Switchboard

Turn your phone into a handsfree intercom

Switchboard is your instant voice network. It gives you a hands-free intercom between close friends and colleagues to let you chat more spontaneously, as though you're in the same room. You control your availability so that you're easy to reach when you want and you can focus when you need.

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Bonfire

The new group video chat app from Facebook 🔥

Bonfire is the long-rumored Houseparty competitor for Facebook. It's a group video chat app that lets you hang out with your best friends and meet new ones. Open the app to start video chatting instantly.

It's currently only available in the Danish App Store.

The Next Web
Bonfire, Facebook's group video chat app, has sprung up on the Danish iOS App Store, suggesting the social media giant is slowly rolling it out to customers. We first learned about Bonfire in July of this year. Essentially, it borrows several features from current teen-fave (and Meerkat successor) HouseParty, allowing you to hold video chats ...
The Verge
Facebook is building a standalone app that incorporates ideas from Houseparty, the group video chat app that rose from the ashes of Meerkat, The Verge has learned. The app, which has the working name Bonfire, was recently demonstrated for employees. It is being targeted for a fall release, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The Next Web
Today we discovered Bonfire, Facebook's new group video chat app, on the Danish iOS App Store. At time of writing, it's not available in the US App Store - or any other that we know of. If you want to try out the app for yourself, and you don't live in Denmark, you'll have to get creative.
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Fam

Group video chat exclusively for iMessage

Fam is the first live video application built in and for the iMessage interface. After you download Fam, it will appear in your iMessage keyboard. With just a few taps, you can have a group video chat with unlimited friends at once inside your current iMessage group chats and one-on-one conversations.

Ayrton De Craene- Code @ Product Hunt
Fam offers a way to seamlessly hangout with friends in group video chats right within their already existing iMessage group chats.
TechCrunch
In my opinion, one of FaceTime's major flaws is the lack of group video chat. Sure, apps like Skype, ooVoo and now Messenger let you do group video chats, but it's just not as seamless as FaceTime.
Business Insider
This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Apple's native over-the-top (OTT) messaging app, iMessage, could be the most-used messaging platform for US teens, according to a comparative analysis by Fam messaging app CEO Giuseppe Stuto.
VentureBeat
Group video chat Fam is thinking about adding several interactive experiences to its iOS and iMessage apps, including TV shows, news video, and other content to play and watch with friends. Fam users can chat with more than a dozen people at once.
Hacker Noon
Okay, enough waiting - time for the good stuff! Here's the exact growth timeline from launch night through our 1,000,000th install 10 days later: December 5th, 2016 (MVP LAUNCH NIGHT, BABY!) Step 1: Prepare App Store Page6:30pm EST Fam app gets approved by Apple and is available for download on the iMessage App Store (we launched as iOS-only, and still are i… See more
Fortune
You might have seen people excitedly tweeting in the last two weeks that "group FaceTime" is finally here. But make no mistake - it's not tech giant Apple behind this new iMessage -based app. It's three guys in Boston you've never heard of.
Medium
Fam took 8 days to build, but it took over 2 years and 4 other product launches to create. The story starts when I teamed up with my cofounders Frank and Giuseppe. They had already created a powerful high school brand called SmackHigh  - a collection of regionalized Twitter accounts that enabled over half a million high school students to share and read high… See more
TechCrunch
The iMessage App Store may have its struggles, but one app aimed at bringing group video chat into the iMessage experience is reportedly taking off. Boston-based Smack, the company behind the video chat app called Fam, has raised $1.8 million in funding from a range of investors for its Top 25 Social Networking app on the App Store that allows groups to chat… See more
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A new data report, posted by the CEO of Fam, Giuseppe Stuto, discusses how Apple's default messaging platform is one of the most commonly used social apps in the U.S., especially among teens. Fam is a group video chat appaaa
Hacker Noon
No one really seems to talk about it or acknowledge it, but iMessage is where a lot of mobile usage is trending towards, particularly for Gen-Z, and there are many good reasons why.
AINNO
Their disappointment was loud and clear. Apple had just finished its big WWDC presentation last week on Monday, June 5, and it became apparent that the West Coast tech giant wasn't going to release a feature for iPhone that many fans were clamoring for: group FaceTime.
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Airtime

Hang out with group video, share music & videos

Vinit Agrawal- Co-Founder at Tars (HelloTars.com)
Airtime is much more versatile than just listening to Podcast. You can watch Youtube videos together, not just as two user but as a group. They have both an iOS and Android App, which is important as your group can consist of a diverse set of devices. Check them out.
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Surf

Make new friends through real-time video chat

Surf is a fun way to video chat with a diverse set of people all across the United States to exchange thoughts and ideas while creating new memories together. Unlike other random video chat applications, Surf’s goal is to turn your random video chat into a good friend.

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Hi Everyone. Super excited to introduce PartyCam. Itay and I wanted to solve 2 problems.

First one is that there was not great solution to capture life with friends and share it outside the group.

Second was that we wanted to let people create stories based on topic and keep adding to them over time and share them anywhere.

hope you enjoy it.

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What is that one product that you think is real fun?

Abhishek KejriwalFounder @ Zyloon
Pacemaker+ - DJ with Artificial Intelligence from your Spotify
"I've had a lot of fun with Pacemaker, an app for mixing music together. It's the best app I've seen in the "I wanna be a DJ" genre. 😊"
Soundy - Giphy for sounds
"Express yourself through short sounds! Soundy has more than 800 short sounds and music for every occasion and it's super fun > https://w… See more
Houseparty 1.5 - Live video chat with friends, now with groups and texting 🎉
"Pop in the house and say hi to all your friends :)"

What's the best alternative to Google Hangouts?

Jamie MartinSenior UX/UI at Hi-Rez Studios
Zoom - Cloud video conferencing and simple online meetings
"Zoom is easy, free and you can use it on the phone or tablet or iPad or laptop and you can cal into meetings as well"
Slack - Be less busy. Real-time messaging, archiving & search.
"Slack now has video conferences (for up to 8 participants)... and screensharing... all for free 🔥"
Houseparty 1.5 - Live video chat with friends, now with groups and texting 🎉
"Even I recommend Zoom for professional conferences but if you are looking for something more casual and fun than you might love Houseparty"

What is your #1 product of all time? Why?

Abhilash JainProduct Marketing / Growth
Spotify - Any song. One tap away.
"First app I install, no matter what the device is. Using it from morning to night. Home, commute, work... It's always on."
Product Hunt 4.0 - Now with Reviews, Badges, Web Links, and more ✨
"I guess this is kind of meta^2? Ask PH about your #1 hunted product, which happens to be PH. 😹 But in all seriousness, I wouldn't know abo… See more

How do you group FaceTime on iPhone?

Mike CoutermarshCode @ GitHub
Houseparty 1.5 - Live video chat with friends, now with groups and texting 🎉
"House Party is one of the best ways to video chat with multiple people at once. It works incredibly well, and has a really fun, unique inte… See more
Tribe 1.0 - Walkie-talkie re-invented
"Check Tribe, Live video calls up to 8 people. Sounds like what you've been looking for. Featured on PH couple months ago. Worth giving a tr… See more
Fam - Group video chat exclusively for iMessage
"Fam offers a way to seamlessly hangout with friends in group video chats right within their already existing iMessage group chats."
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