So Apple launched a FaceTime app for Mac. Ok, now we have the possibility to start a Facetime call from desktop computers to iOS devices, and vice versa. But that’s not the cool thing I’ve just stumbled upon.
Facelette, created by Zach Holman, allows you to FaceTime (yeah, I’m just gonna use this as a verb) with strangers by simply leaving a valid email in a text field and hitting the “Facetime me!” button. You’ll be brought to new screen where you can launch the FaceTime app to start the call, or check on a another available stranger in the queue. The FaceTime app will be opened thanks to the facetime:// URL protocol.
I just tested the app with Zach and it’s dead simple. You enter the email, hit a button and boom - you’re talking to a stranger, hopefully an Apple geek. Facelette works fine in any browser, and I’m told it should be working on mobile devices as well. There are some bugs here and there, but like I said - the service was just launched.