We hope everyone had an amazing Halloween! Thank you all for your submissions and contributions to the Tango Halloween Photo Contest. We had a lot of amazing entries that put a smile on everyone’s face around the office and on Facebook.
After tallying up the “Likes” on Facebook I would like to congratulate Ori Ravid from Northern California for winning the 2010 Tango Halloween Photo Contest. Ori received 185 “Likes” for his Tango call with Frankenstein!
Stay tuned for more opportunities to win more cool stuff from Tango! In the mean time invite all your friends and family to Tango with you from wherever they are.
We’ve updated Tango for Android version 2.2! We have fixed some known issues on a few different Android phones so your Tango experience will now be seamless if you have one of the following handsets:
- HTC G2
- HTC Wildfire
- Motorola Milestone XT720
- Samsung Moment
- Samsung Intercept
- Samsung Transform
Also, you no longer have to keep Tango running in the background to receive calls so your battery life will last much longer. To get the newest version of Tango for Android, go to the Android Marketplace and select Tango. This will update the app.
We appreciated your continued support. Thanks for using Tango!
In celebration of Halloween, we are running a contest on Facebook and giving away a new iPhone 4 or Android phone to one lucky person.
It’s easy to enter and here’s how:
- Make sure you “Like” Tango on Facebook
- Post a photo that incorporates Halloween and the word “Tango” to our Facebook wall, you can even do this directly from your phone!
- Add a caption telling us about your photo opp
- Get your friends to “Like” your photo on our Facebook page
- The person with the most “Likes” on their photo will win a new iPhone 4 or Android phone of their choice
The photo could be a picture of you in costume, showing off your spooky home décor, tricking your friend, or handing out treats. Creativity when incorporating the word “Tango” is a plus, and including an actual Tango call is a double plus! You can download the Tango logo from our photos on our Facebook page – or come up with your own Tango design.
The contest starts today and ends November 1 at 11:59pm PST. Hurry and post your photo to start getting as many of your friends to “Like” it as possible. Winners will be notified through their Facebook accounts the week of November 1.
Contest open to U.S. residents only. We will be holding more contests for more countries very soon. Stay tuned!
Good news! Today we released a new version of Tango for Android as well as made changes to our servers to address some issues you might have experienced in the last two weeks since we launched.
For Android, we’ve made significant improvements to the battery usage so Tango will no longer drain your battery. We’ve also added front camera support for the Samsung Galaxy S series so you will now be able to make free video calls face to face.
Push notification reliability was improved so more people will receive notifications for incoming calls. We also updated our service to improve contact filtering so people in more countries can Tango with their friends. Notably, changes were made for countries including Estonia, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Taiwan.
To get the newest version of Tango for Android, go to the Android Marketplace and select Tango. This will update the app. Improvements for the iPhone did not require an update as the fix was with our servers.
We’re working hard to make sure you have a great Tango experience. Stay tuned for more updates. We have a lot of exciting features we’re working on so you can Tango more people, in more ways.
We appreciate all your great feedback and your patience. Thank you for using Tango!
Today we are very excited to announce that one million people have downloaded Tango for their iPhone and Android phones, 10 days after we launched! This tremendous growth has exceeded our expectations and we’re so happy to bring you free video calling wherever you are. It’s been incredible hearing your stories about the many different ways you are Tangoing with your family and friends around the globe.
In the first week of our release, Tango debuted as the number one Social Networking application in the App Store in nine countries including the U.S., France, Hong Kong, South Korea, Spain, and Taiwan. In the Android Marketplace, Tango has ranked in the top 10 Communications apps since our launch.
People are Tangoing in 125 countries and connecting with their family and friends wherever they are. In the past week, Tango ranks in the top five in the Social Networking category in 26 countries including the U.S., Chile, Egypt, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxembourg, South Korea, Spain, and Taiwan.
A huge thanks goes out to you, the Tango community, who made this amazing achievement possible. We will continue to work around the clock to make sure our service is working great for all of your Tango video calls.
We can’t wait to see the next million people using Tango :)
Hi, I’m the CEO of Tango and I want to thank you for using Tango! The interest level in Tango has exceeded even our highest expectations. We want you to know that we are working around the clock to make sure that our free video calling service is working great for you, our customers. We have heard from you that Tango has already changed many of your lives and you’re now staying connected and reconnecting with friends and family on the go from where ever you are with Tango.
As we continue to rapidly grow our customer base, from time to time, we might do some things that cause delays with the Tango service. The service might even be unavailable for a couple of hours. We apologize in advance for that. We are not trying to drive you crazy or make you mad at us, promise! We are simply trying to keep up with our tremendous customer growth.
Most of you can Tango just fine. However, some of you have shared with us that you are experiencing problems or delays, and be assured that we are working on those issues as our top priority and will have them fixed soon. Your happiness is our #1 priority.
We appreciate all your great feedback and your patience.
We’ve been listening to your feedback and worked quickly to fix some issues on Android you’ve been experiencing. First, we’ve fixed the pop up problem where Tango appears in the foreground without you launching the app. We’ve also updated how we filter your contacts so you should now start seeing the people in your address book who have downloaded Tango.
To get the newest version of Tango, go to the Android Marketplace and select Tango. This will update the app and you can start to Tango.
We appreciate the feedback and are working around the clock to make sure that you have a great experience with all of your Tango video calls.
Want to know know what a Tango call looks like? Watch our founder Eric make a video call between an iPhone and Android phone.
We debuted Tango to the world yesterday, and did the world respond! One day later, Tango is one of the most downloaded apps on the iPhone and Android phones!
After only the first day of being live, Tango is currently #1 in the Social Networking category in front of Facebook and #12 in the entire App Store. We are #1 in the Social Networking category in France, Italy, Israel, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, & Luxemburg.
Wow! Thank you to our new Tangoers –you’ve helped us exceed all our hopes and expectations. We will continue to work around the clock to ensure that you can now Tango your friends and family for free from wherever you are. If you have any suggestions on how to improve Tango, you can always reach us through this blog or here. Just as you helped us exceed our expectations, our job at Tango is to continue to exceed your expectations.
The Tango team has been working 24×7 for the past year to bring free mobile video calling to people around the world. Today, we are very excited to announce the debut of Tango for iPhone and Android.
Tango empowers people to share what they see and to have fun with video calling whether at home or on-the-go. Tango offers high-quality video calling for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, and on 30 Android devices including Motorola Droid X, HTC EVO, HTC Incredible, and Google Nexus One, and works on 3G, 4G, and on Wi-Fi networks. Click here to see if your phone is supported.
Tango features include:
- Free, high-quality mobile video calls over 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi so you can talk from wherever you are, to anyone across the globe!
- Tango between iPhones and Android phones
- It’s easy to turn video on and off during a Tango call
- Tango Contacts automatically populate from existing phone contact list
- New profile not required – Tango in seconds
- Swap the large and small screens to have a better view of what you’re showing
- Works on phones with one or two cameras so you can see yourself and the friend you Tangoed, or just share what you see
- Invite friends and others with one click by e-mail or text
Tango is a free download in the App Store and Android Marketplace. You can Tango with anyone in your contact list that has downloaded the application to his or her phone.
Tango today and share your experiences.