Photograph by: Christina Ryan , Calgary Herald
CALGARY – A Calgary tech company hopes the software it launched last week will help make the traditional telephone a thing of the past.
Hookflash, a 17-person operation started in late 2009, unveiled its newly developed Open Peer software at a tech expo in San Francisco last week. The software, built to be compatible with Apple’s iOS platform, is designed to give people access to convenient voice, video, and text messaging wherever they are — and without ever picking up a telephone.
“Communications is moving away from the traditional telephone model — and this applies to wireless and mobile too — to web-centric communications, the kind you and I use in Facebook or Skype or Google Hangouts,” said Hookflash co-founder Trent Johnsen. “There’s now probably close to two billion people on the planet communicating without ever touching a phone network, other than for wireless data connection or Internet connectivity.”
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