Airtime drops realtime chat requirement by adding video posts and YouTube integration


Airtime made quite a splash when it landed a couple of months ago; billed as the next startup from Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker, the video chat app had a star-studded launch event that seemed an odd fit for such a simple pitch. If AppData figures are to be believed, however, it hasn’t quite managed to hook its audience on the concept of random chat with other Facebook users — just 1,000 people are using the service a day. Perhaps that’s why Airtime is rolling out a few new beta features that somewhat shift the service’s focus from realtime chat.

First up is video posts, meaning that you can record and upload a video to Airtime, share it on Facebook and Twitter, and have other Airtime users respond; the asynchronous conversation can…

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