Chat Alternative android app
- Last update: 4 years ago
- Version: 4.0.3 and up
- Size: 14M
- Compatibility: 4.0.3 and up
- Author: JetFang Software
- Content rating: Rated for 12+
- Package name: com.chatroullete.alternative
Please note: to download the app, you will get links to the Official Website and/or official digital sources.
Chat Alternative is an app for meeting new people. The app is G rated and fully monitored, offering users safe video chatting with random people. The chat is anonymous and has no registration procedure for you to jump right in.
Design, Navigation, and Usability: Simple
The design of Chat Alternative app is extremely simple for everyone. You only have two buttons available to use, which are “stop” and “next” to mark, whether you want to switch to a new chatmate or stay with the one you are already chatting with. There is also a chatbox where you can enter and read messages and the webcam section, where you can see yourself and the person you are chatting with. It is very simple to use the Chat Alternative app, even if you are a non-experienced user.
The design also looks rather attractive and minimalistic. There are not so many elements, as we have mentioned above, but the existing ones are fine. The fonts look good, the backgrounds are white, and the messages are black for you to easily recognize text. Partner’s messages are highlighted in chat, making it easy to understand, who wrote a specific message.
Features and Security: There Is a Problem
As for the features, they are good and simple: you just connect to other people in one click and start chatting. There are not so many options: you can only see your partner’s webcam, write messages, and switch between partners, which is fine for a simple random chat. The problem is, the killing features stated in the app’s description do not work as intended.
First of all, the developers conceal something about the non-registration feature. Yes, you do not have to register and confirm your address, but you have to sign in through Facebook, making it not so straight as described.
Second of all, there are a lot of bans. The G rating implies that the moderators constantly monitor chats and react to reports. Many users mention unreasonable bans in their reviews, while there is a paid unban feature.
The app’s idea is great, but the realization is doubtful. A lot of users get random bans, while you can still easily stumble upon vulgar content. And the paid unban feature makes it even stranger. And though the developers claim different, the app is a clone of OmeTV chat app.
Pros : Easy and the comfortable user interface;
Meeting random people and quickly switching between them.
Cons : Users get random bans;
Option to pay for unban makes no sense;
There is still a lot of vulgar content.
Cross-platform use 5