We’ve been collaborating as art!sts for quite some time now. Now we are evaluating some new tools, to that means. The first one we took a look at enables a smartphone Moto Q to able to chat, take video and show presence on Googletalk, AIM, ICQ and Yahoo. It’s called “Octrotalk”.
Octrotalk is for mobile smartphones and PC; it also allows chat conferencing between all the above services and is especially useful with Googletalk. There are some features such as audio and video chat which are extraordinary from a mobile, but as yet are not quite ready for collaboration I feel due to the mobile being at 32k speed.
Now what we have been using is the de facto standard, Skype which allows great collaboration between me in North Carolina USA and Maggie Beresford in Victoria Australia. Currently, it’s being used to setup migration to our new website, more on that later, and a new work in the making in the upcoming “Philips Garden” series.