In order to send a message, users need to create the video from within the Vimessa app. Right now the app is available on iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPod Touch and iPad 2. Vimessa ensures users that the app will be available on Android and Windows Phone very soon. While you can only send messages from a supported iOS device, consumer without the Vimessa app can still receive a link to view content on a feature phone, Android device, Windows Mobile device, or on a computer.
The service, which is free, also offers a $19 a year subscription options that allows users to store their videos forever.
Currently the FAQ in the Vimessa press kit details a lot of things that you can’t do, most of them followed by a statement of intent or a coming soon promise. The service does not support live video conferencing, appended text messaging, transcription, social network sharing, the ability to create videos on vimessa.com, group messaging, or the ability to send pre-recorded videos from your phone.
The good news is, it’s free, there is no limit to how many videos you can send, how long each video is, and it fully integrates with your contact list.
Peter Clark, CEO and Co-founder, sees Vimessa becoming the “SMS of video.” He says, “Vimessa is fast and convenient like texting, but much more personal because of the visual and emotional power of video.”
In the coming months, we will see if Vimessa has the stuff to go up against industry heavyweights in the video communications arena, such as Skype and Apple’s FaceTime.
source: Vimessa via Mashable