CamContacts Launches Smartphone Access for France, Germany

BARCELONA — CamContacts is now offering its flagship video chat website on smartphones for the French and German markets.

The company said the product is available in its specific language on iPhone, iPad and Android-enabled devices and aims to capitalize on the growth of Smartphone usage in Europe by bypassing the requirement for using an app with browser-direct access to the sites.

Users can access the content by pointing their phone’s browser to the German or the French versions of the site.

The French version of the CamContacts service was initiated in response to the gap in the market in France for adult video chat, and is available to users through 3G networks and Wi-Fi connections.

CamContact’s head of French mobile said, " forecasts there will be a total of 20 million smartphones and 1.5 million tablets in France alone by the end of 2011, and will be the only HD live cam product in this sector. This is a huge opportunity for, and is a wake-up call for the French video chat market."

Aimed squarley at the German-speaking market, CamContacts said it is seeking to challenge the negative trend in Germany with regard to the lack of investment in optimization for smartphones.

With its ‘80,000 girls in your pocket’ slogan it aims to "shake up the adult video chat sector in the country."

The company’s German manager said, “We’ve succeeded in transferring all the important functions such as saving favorites, in-depth profiles of the chat hosts, photo archives and an online alarm to a reduced screen size — smartphones instead of monitors. Now, genuinely private moments with our models are now possible around the clock and literally everywhere in the world for German-speaking users.”