Vox.io, web browser-based VoIP service from Slovenia just gave Netocratic an exclusive preview of their Vox.io iPhone app that will launch by the end of the September. From within the app, you can make calls to your Vox.io contacts or to your phone contacts for a small fee.
The app organizes your contacts into two groups: All and Online. The All list will show all of your phone and Vox.io contacts, while Online list shows only those contacts that are online with Vox.io at the moment.
You can even send e-mails directly from Vox.io application since it is integrated with iPhone’s Mail app or send a Vox.me (more on that later) link to a contact so he could call you without knowing your phone number.
Vox.me is a new face for feature named Quick Calls. If someone wants to contact you, but you don’t feel like giving away your phone number to that person, send them an Vox.me link. It’s a unique, one-time valid link that will become invalid once the call is established. Much better that sharing your phone number or Skype username via e-mail and piling up unnecessary contacts on your contact list.
Vox.me is now connected with Google Calendar as well. When generating Vox.me link, click the Google Calendar link and Vox.me will automatically create an event in your calendar for that call. You can change the time of the call and invite people to call you using Vox.me Quick Call link. Useful if you need to schedule a call with an unknown person.
Tomaž Štolfa, founder of Vox.io confirmed that soon after iPhone app gets released, Android app will be next, and they won’t stop on those two platforms. Fingers crossed, Vox.io might grow up to be a true Skype competitor!