Monday, October 29, 2007

флеш телефона

Alexey, one of the Russian devs on the Red5 list pointed us to the newly launched flashphone service. It's beta, free with limited 3 minutes duration and you can make 5 calls per day to any phone number worldwide.
Well now, mind that you proceed at your own risk. First because the service is hosted somewhere in Russia. And I couldn't find any real contact address other than the standard email. Low profile maybe. Not being able to pinpoint a service provider on the World Map is just not a good first impression in my book. Bond says the trace cools off somewhere in the Moscow area. Some kind of high security facility for hosting pretty Russian web sites. We sent him off to find more about this Mr. Evgeniy V. Gain. If I am to think about really using the service it would really help to know more about him and his plan for world domination trough free video ads supported browser-to-phone and browser-to-browser calls.
So far Q ran the standard tests. It works for Romanian mobile numbers. No clear idea on the audio quality but that would definitely be an interesting test. It's Flex and you only need Flash Player 9 and a pair of headsets + mic. As they say, "If you can use Google, you can use flashphone". Standard misinformation techniques ;)
So far it looks like any other typical product of Mother Russia. Rough, sturdy and seems to work after using a bigger hammer. Note that the Flash Player error notice doesn't count. If you get it you'll have to "Dismiss all". The Flash Player is obviously a capitalist product designed to once again undermine the progress made by the Russian scientists :D

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, you need to know more about Russia and russians... It's not a military country with facilities :) Moscow is the coolest place for relax, a lot of clubs.. Interesting people

10:42 PM, October 30, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, I would like to inform you, that most technologes was made in Russia, and Flash voice technologies too... iPhone use technologis made in Russia, Creative, Adobe, Oracle, HP, LG, and many other... Look at Russian company, that known in all VoIP world - http://www.spiritcorp.com/customers/

11:00 PM, October 30, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think athor ill by Russophobia.

11:08 PM, October 30, 2007  
Blogger cosmin said...

Hello!
I'm sure all the above cliches are obsolete by now. I apologize to anyone who might feel offended. Definitely not my intention :)
Here in Romania we had our share of communism too so I know all about that.
But you gotta admit that the flashphone venture is a bit too anonymous and not friendly enough. Compared to Skype for example...

11:18 PM, October 30, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that it's just startup without a big financial support, so it's not right to compare skype with it. Skype is already a very big company. I think it's anonymous because there is no big company behind it. Anyway it's very interesting...

7:36 AM, October 31, 2007  
Anonymous flashphone_team said...

hey guys u seem to smoke exclusive mushrooms ;)

7:54 PM, October 31, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Cosmin.

Well now, mind that you proceed at your own risk. First because the service is hosted somewhere in Russia.

Just out of curiosity... The services that are hosted in Romania definitely much more trustful for peolpe. Am I right?

7:57 PM, November 04, 2007  
Blogger cosmin said...

Not at all my friend :)
I would never host serious services(tm) here in Romania either.

10:32 PM, November 04, 2007  

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