However, the website now requires users to register for free before they can use the features of the website.
The signup requires a username, email address and password.
Despite the expansion of the service, he still codes everything on his own.
Ternovskiy sought help from his longtime friend Vlad Kostanyan, who helped him with his side projects.
Users can also upload an image of themselves to add to their profile.
Within a year of the site's launch, Chatroulette received criticism particularly with respect to the offensive, obscene or pornographic material that some users of this site were exhibiting. Keith Ablow advised that "Parents should keep all their children off the site because it's much too dangerous for children. This is one of the worst faces of the Internet that I've seen.
A user was twice as likely to encounter a sign requesting female nudity than to encounter actual female nudity.