Review: Camfrog Video Chat for iPad connects with people via video chat

Log in to any of dozens of video chat rooms with this globetrotting video app.

Camfrog Video Chat for iPad allows you to connect with people around the globe using your iPad. Offering a range of self-regulated chat rooms and user lists that you can connect with at random or by searching for specific people, the app takes full advantage of the iPad's interactive features, including its dual cameras. While there are some small issues, the app is generally a very good implementation of the video technology on all newer iPads.

When you turn on Camfrog for the first time you're required to create an account. After doing so and verifying that you are at least 13 years old, you can start using the app. There are a few options here, though nothing is organized beyond being in the "Top 50." Lists by location or interest would have made finding a room much easier, but even still, the cameras load very quickly and you can interact with people in them in the classic chat style or you can talk into the camera on your iPad and actually interact with them, directly. It's a fun take on an old Internet classic and the speed of video load when switching between feeds is very fast.

While the interface is a bit old-school, requiring you to dig through chat rooms and remember names, the layout and performance of Camfrog Video Chat for iPad is fantastic. Whether you want to connect with specific people you know overseas or you like meeting new people from all over, this is a great app with which to do so.

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