Viber is the cross platform for instant messaging and voice over internet protocol app for smartphones created by Viber media. Viber is an instant Messaging Clint & VoIP. ViberCompany was founded by Talmon Marco and Igor Megzinik, who are friends from Israel Defence Forces. This company runs from Israel. It brought with low cost as per lower-labor.
Viber works both in 3G/4G and Wi-Fi networks. In additional it can exchange all media messages like images, video and audio. This application is available for Mac OS, Android, Blackberry OS, iOS, Series 40, Symbian, Bada, Windows Phone and Microsoft Windows. And recently a Linux version is also developed and public beta version is released. Syrian Electronic Army Hacked Viber on July 24, 2013 but no user sensitive information was hacked.
It should install first in the phone in order to work on a desktop OS. As per 2013 may 7 Viberreach 200 million users and more.
Viber is first launched on iPhone on December 2, 2010with competition with Skype. It varies from platform to platform with Android and iPhone first to receive new features. It together includes text, pictures and video messaging across all platforms. A voice call is only available on the iPhone and Android Device along with Microsoft windows phone build with HD voice.
During installation it creates a user account using one’s phone number as the user name. Viber works with user phonebook and address with synchronizes with itself. So here users no need to add any particular contacts or other address particularly. The new version 2.3 has added smiles and some other bright features to make the page bright featured. Viber is also available in Windows and Mac OSX.
Viber launched Viber out, a feature that allows all users the option to call mobile and all other landline numbers. Therefore Viber Users can call people without the Viber app. Viber Out was originally released to help Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines to connect with their loved ones. This Viber out feature is simple to use. Just gotomore in application and switch Viber out. Noting special update is required to have it.
Viber is currently available in more than 25 languages: English, Korean, Persian, Portuese, Urdu, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Albanian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian and Japanese.
Viber is a Las Vegas and Cyprus registered company with its development center in Belarus and Israel.
The Major competitors with Viber are WhatsApp, Skype, Wickr.