When the iPhone 4 front-facing camera was announced, one of the most common snarky comments was that finally we could have a mobile Chatroulette. If you aren’t familiar with Chatroulette, it’s basically random video chat with strangers. You can read more at the Wikipedia Chatroulette entry. I won’t link you directly to the Chatroulette site since, well, ahem, you might see something you don’t want to see.
Grab iChatr now, if you want to try it out. It’s a free app currently. I don’t expect it to last in the App Store for very long. We’ll see what the response from Apple is once the press starts slamming the app. But be cautioned, if iChatr becomes anything like Chatroulette — about 1/3 of what you will see is way less than appropriate — that’s why this app is rated 17+!
In a quick test this afternoon, 3 in 10 random chats were of male genitalia. Yup, Chatroulette mobile is here all right.
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