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Stop Texting and Start Gliding. Why Glide Is My New Fave App of 2015.

Go to the app store for Apple or Android and download Glide. Ok… I know I am supposed to start off an article like this with some grand vision or some long-winded statement, but net net, tachlis, bottom line, after using Glide, I really think this application is what the future of live video messaging is all about. Born of Necessity As with so many innovations and startups that come from Israel, Glide’s three founders, Ari Roisman, Jonathan Caras, and Adam Korbl wanted a way to keep in touch with friends and family in the U.S. and Australia where they were from. While they tried various messaging and calling apps, there was still something missing. They were clunky, consumed lots of bandwidth, or required you to record a video, save it, send it, or schedule a video call. They figured out a way to build a simple, lightning fast and easy to use way to communicate and add the personal touch of video. When I met with Glide CTO Jonathan Caras in Jerusalem, he told me how his son communicates with his grandmother back in the U.S. using Glide. When she comes to visit, or when the Caras’ come to the U.S. for a family visit, their son already knows and connects with his grandmother. The Future of Live Video Messaging. Glide lets me communicate in more of a stream of consciousness manner, in real time, without clogging storage on my smartphone, or needing to sync up or schedule anything. I just Glide as I would text and just send. I know when the other person (or persons) are...