An app we saw demonstrated in February at Macworld/iWorld has finally come to market. The free
Glide iPhone app combines video and texting functions: A Glide user can “broadcast” a short video to a select friend or group of friends—if the recipient is online, that video will launch on their iPhone within seconds. And if not, it’ll wait in the cloud, to be played later when the user checks messages. Responses can be offered in nearly real time, but the chat isn’t live.