App also allows integrated social media sharing and video mail.
An updated version of the Qik Video Connect app has paved the way for video calls between iPhone and Android users.
The app will run on all Android phones running software 2.1 to 2.3.3, all iPhones, the iPad2 and the latest generation, camera touting iPod Touch.
As if the possibility of cross-platform video calls wasn’t enough to get excited about, the app has been released for free onto the Android Market for this week only.
Those who grab the download whilst it’s hot will also be able to access integrated sharing across social media and video mail for when their friend’s aren’t glued to their smartphones.
Video mail is available for free until June 1, when the feature will require an extra fee to access.
Until recently Qik had only been available as pre-installed software on selected handsets from Samsung, HTC and Motorola.