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rossjackson01
Posts: 152
Registered: ‎09-20-2012
My Device: Playbook 64gb (wifi)
My Carrier: orange UK

Is faceflow the Playbook 'skype'?

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Hello fellow members who have been, like me, so annoyed that ;skype' is not available. Well, we can have our cake and eat it. www.faceflow.com allows the video and voice exactly as 'skype' but through the browser.

 

I have installed it on my playbook and desktop. Called video each way, and it works.

 

I am billynomates without friends but I am sure that some members have enough contacts to give it a good run.

 

Regards

 

Ross

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Wiki_Berry
Posts: 539
Registered: ‎11-09-2012
My Device: BlackBerry Z10
My Carrier: AIS Thailand

Re: Is faceflow the Playbook 'skype'?

i have to admit. nice find! :smileyhappy:
do you know if the android app can be ported to the Playbook though?
you said you installed it on your playbook, how?
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rossjackson01
Posts: 152
Registered: ‎09-20-2012
My Device: Playbook 64gb (wifi)
My Carrier: orange UK

Re: Is faceflow the Playbook 'skype'?

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Hello HSingh2012

 

Installed was the wrong word. I used it by opening the browser and going to www.faceflow.com. I entered my name and password. Then after use I minimised so it was in the background. From the desktop (which is another name) I called the playbook. Worked a treat.. It may be possible to make a shortcut from favourites, but I haven't figured it out yet.

 

Addition. Yes I have. from the manual.

 

Add a bookmark on your home screen

 

Go to the page. Tap . Tap Star+ symbol

Add to Home Screen. Change the name of the shortcut.

Regards

 

Ross 

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Wiki_Berry
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My Device: BlackBerry Z10
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Re: Is faceflow the Playbook 'skype'?

Oh ok,
Well its still better than the PB video chat as its cross platform, so far I have 1 contact on my PB video chat!
Again, nice find :smileyhappy:
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degonei
Posts: 25
Registered: ‎05-20-2010
My Device: Bold 9780
My Carrier: VIVO

Re: Is faceflow the Playbook 'skype'?

Just wanted to let you guys know. The dev is planning on a BB10/PlayBook app to release early February 2013.

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Diego Nei
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VolvoBerry
Posts: 52
Registered: ‎04-06-2012
My Device: BB PB 64Gb (Two) & Bold 9900 / Curve 9360
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Re: Is faceflow the Playbook 'skype'?

Nice "find" indeed!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Xandrex
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My Device: Z10 10.1.0.2312 / Playbook 2.1 / 8900 5.0
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Re: Is faceflow the Playbook 'skype'?


degonei wrote:
Just wanted to let you guys know. The dev is planning on a BB10/PlayBook app to release early February 2013.

Hello,

 

this is great news ! May you give us your source?




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degonei
Posts: 25
Registered: ‎05-20-2010
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Re: Is faceflow the Playbook 'skype'?

Sure. Get to www.faceflow.com and hit Mobile. :smileyhappy:
Diego Nei
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VolvoBerry
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My Device: BB PB 64Gb (Two) & Bold 9900 / Curve 9360
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Re: Is faceflow the Playbook 'skype'?

I believe a lot of credits should go to "rossjackson01”… (No offense to anybody!)

He “discovered” the site on November 9TH… And YES, when signing-up you can see their message:

Make calls and video calls to any other FaceFlow users - on any device. (FaceFlow for Blackberry 10 will also be available!) COMING EARLY 2013

 

Cheers, “Merry Christmas” and Happy New Year!”

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degonei
Posts: 25
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Re: Is faceflow the Playbook 'skype'?

He did discover it, but the lobby to get them to develop for bb10 is somewhat recent. :smileyhappy:

 

The devs are very cool though, and will reply to emails. So if you have any issue using faceflow on your PBs, let them know!

Diego Nei
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