Threat Level – Moderate
Oovoo is a free video chat and instant messaging client developed by ooVoo LLC for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS. It was released in 2007, and is similar to Microsoft’s Skype and Apple’s FaceTime. It does have a web interface also to allow PC users to interact on video calls with mobile devices. This app stresses the ability for higher latency video chatting with up to 12 people (showing 4 people on phone or itouch). They also have a messaging feature similar to any text over data application.
Calls can be recorded in real-time and twelve-way video chatting is supported.
Oovoo provides real-time comments and warnings about performance and usage, and has a connection speed display that gives an indication of latency.
I gave this application a moderate threat level. With the restrictions setup properly, the only video conferencing that can be done with approved friends. As I would recommend with any video chatting is proper moderation of who their friends are and who they are chatting with.