ooVoo is a video chat and an instant messaging client developed by ooVoo LLC for Microsoft Windows, Windows Phone, Mac OS X, Android, iOS and Facebook. It was released in 2007, and is similar in some ways to Microsofts Skype. ooVoo allows registered users to communicate through free instant messaging, voice, and video chat. ooVoo conferencing software enables high quality video and audio calls with up to twelve locations simultaneously, high resolution video and desktop sharing, and PC- or Mac-to-phone calls to landlines and mobile phones for a fee. ooVoo was founded in 2006 by Ohio entrepreneur Clay Mathile. It was based on a technology developed at Arel Communications and Software (Formerly NASDAQ:ARLCF). Arel Communications was founded in 1982 and specialized in remote e-learning and collaboration solutions. On March 13, 2006, Arel Communications was taken private by its current management and relaunched as ooVoo.