Stringo is an easy way for you to share video, photos, audio, and updates with groups of your friends and family, and do it live. It's now as easy
to share precious everyday moments from your mobile phones as it is to make a phone call. With Stringo, share with groups of your friends and family in your contacts list,
and then let them comment back, in their own voice. You can share and comment with anyone in your contacts list, even non-Stringo users, and with Facebook. With Stringo, you can share precious together, live!
Below are some frequently asked questions about the company and the app. We are located in Bangalore and San Francisco. Have fun and enjoy using the app!
Why the name Stringo?
When we were thinking about a name for the app, we kept thinking about the journey you make through life and the many moments you would like to share with those you care about. These moments link together and create a thread from your life that you want to share with groups of your friends and family, and those groups might be different depending upon the moment. So, we came up with Stringo. As you travel the road of life, you create strings of precious moments and share them together with the ones you care about.
Why did you start Stringo?
We started Stringo, because we wanted to make it easy for anyone, anywhere to be able to share moments in their lives with the people they care about. In looking at what was out there, we saw that
It was hard to share video over all types of mobile networks. Not everyone in the world has access to great 3G or to 4G/LTE networks. We wanted to make sure our app could be used over a wide range of networks (from 2G to 3G to 4G/LTE and WiFi) and networks conditions – even offline, where the app will upload the videos and photos later when you have an Internet connection.
With so many languages in the world and not everyone comfortable with typing and texting, we wanted to allow people to share their thoughts using audio so they could share in their own voice and language.
Also, not everyone in the world has an online identity with Facebook, Google, or Twitter. So, we wanted people to be able to share using just their contacts list and the phonebook that is already on their mobile phones. We also wanted people who downloaded our app to be able to share with their friends and family who have not downloaded the app, and to be able to receive comments (audio or text) back from them and to let the group they shared with, see them as well.
At the same time, we wanted to make the app fun and convenient, so we wanted to add the capability to do live video and to share by groups. Not everyone wants to share everything with all their friends or with only one group of their friends all the time. We saw that there needed to be an easy way to conviently share with groups of friends and family and different groups for friends and family depending upon the moment and to do it privately. This is how the app is designed. Live video is fun. It is great to be able to see what your friends and family are seeing, when they are seeing it. Live video provides a true personal and immediate experience to social interaction. But, it turns out providing live video with audio over all types of networks is hard. We have solved this.
How much does Stringo cost?
Stringo is available for free. All you need is the app on your Android smartphone, a SIM card, data connectivity, and then enjoy!
Where can I download Stringo?
You can download it from Google Play store
Where is Stringo available?
For now, Stringo is only available in India. It will be coming to other countries in the near future. Please stay tuned.
What phones does Stringo work on?
Anyone with Android v2.2 and higher can use Stringo. We plan to have iOS soon.
How do I get started?
Simply turn on you phone, start Stringo, and start sharing! For more information or help, please go to our Help section.
How many photos and videos can I share?
An unlimited number.
How long can a video be?
A video can be up to 10 MB in length.
What do the buttons do?
A single feed where you see all the moments your friends and family have shared with you and the moments you have shared with them.
Choose the photos or videos you want to share from your camera or from your gallery
Invite friends to join Stringo using facebook, email or send them an SMS from your phone.
Broadcast live to your friends and family. Coming soon!