There are more than a few services available on smartphones these days to make phones calls. Apps like Whatsapp, Viber, Hangouts, Messenger, Skype, and others allow for voice calls to be placed to other users no matter where they are in the world. Video calls are supported too, so the traditional phone call using your wireless plan minutes isn’t the only option anymore if you want a more interactive conversation than chat or text can give you. The only thing is if both people want to communicate through voice calls made over the service, the app has to be installed.
A new service called Sylaps wants to change that. It’s a voice over IP service that allows users to make voice calls and video calls to other users, not unlike those listed here, but it has one fairly major difference. One user can have the app installed on their device and if they try to call someone who doesn’t, that recipient gets a link to join in the call and participate through the browser instead. No request to download something. This makes it easy for Sylaps users to call and talk to those who might be more fond of something like Messenger or another service, basically removing any communication barriers that might be there. This is somewhat similar, or virtually the same to what Google now offers with Hangouts as video calls can now accept “guests” who don’t use a Google account.
Sylaps has app available on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and Linux, so virtually anyone can use it. It also features a chat window off to the side of the call similar to what you see in the desktop Hangouts video calls. Participants can use the chat window to paste links and other text if they need to, but sending files is also possible, and Sylaps encrypts media communication to give users a bit more privacy and peace of mind on the security front. To make the experience more seamless no matter what platform people are using, Sylaps provides all features and functions to everyone whether someone is using the app, the desktop browser or even the browser on a mobile device. This way no one is left out of interacting with any of the features Sylaps has on offer. The app is live and is available from the Play Store as well as in the browser and other platforms.