‘Tap and Talk’ Messaging from Smartwatches Poised to Redefine Digital
PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Glide,
the lightning-fast video messaging app, is coming to Android WearTM
today, finally making high-speed wrist communication a reality. Glide’s
new app (click
here to see demo) offers live video, voice and photo messaging on
the wrist, and is among the first to harness Android Wear’s new speaker
support, which Google
“For decades, television shows and movies like The Jetsons, Dick Tracy,
James Bond and Inspector Gadget have promised the arrival of real-time
video communication from the wrist,” said Glide CEO Ari Roisman. “Today,
Glide is making science fiction a reality by delivering live video
messaging to Android Wear.”
Glide users wearing the Huawei
Watch or the 49mm ASUS
ZenWatch 2 – both of which have built-in speakers – can view and
listen to video messages directly on their wrists (Android Wear watches
without speakers direct audio to the phone). All Glide users with
Android Wear can now watch videos live or later, and send dictated text,
emojis, or live voice messages directly from their watches.
Glide’s secret sauce is a unique, cloud-based technology that powers
lightning-fast photo and video messaging. Within one second of beginning
to record a video, the recipient can already watch the
message live. Photos and videos are stored for free on Glide’s secure
private cloud, so they can be experienced anytime.
Since first debuting in Spring 2013, Glide has dramatically improved how
millions of users worldwide communicate face-to-face with their loved
ones – regardless of time or place. By allowing people to easily message
visually, Glide has strengthened relationships across the globe by
adding a human connection to daily digital exchanges.
Glide is a free, highly-rated messaging app for iOS and Android used by
millions of people across the world. Glide leverages the power and
spontaneity of in-the-moment video to capture the essence of authentic
communication and add depth, humor and heart to relationships that
matter. Because Glide is asynchronous in nature, it collapses time and
distance, enabling ongoing conversations to continue with ease.
Glide has raised $30 million in financing and is a free app for Android,
Android Wear, iOS, and Apple Watch. Glide has seen tens of millions of
downloads and billions of messages sent since its debut in Spring 2013.
For more information, visit http://glide.me.