Qik, video messages, social networks

I’m sure quite a few people are aware of Qik, a video messaging application that was on the forefront of the calling and messaging trend before it became a phenomenon headed by WhatsApp, Viber, and others.

The Skype-owned company (after a $100 million purchase in 2011) is being retired in favor of Skype much like Windows Live Messenger early last year. The app is redundant now, as the core tech behind the company’s calling feature has been integrated into the Skype service.

Qik was on the iPhone before even FaceTime, and was also used by T-Mobile USA (now T-Mobile US, Inc.) as a major marketing tool for its myTouch 4G — HTC Glacier outside the U.S. — before America’s 4th largest wireless provider officially sold the iPhone. Qik tech was fully integrated into the U.S. version of the device.

If you have any special video memories on the Qik servers, make sure you get them saved elsewhere before April 30th. Uploading them to your favorite cloud service would be most wise.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at http://www.joshrobertnay.com.