Skype Rolls Out iPhone Video App
For years, people all over the world have stayed in touch with friends and family around the world via voice-over-Internet Skype connections on their computers. Now, Skype video calling is available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices.
Skype recently introduced an app that brings video calling to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users. At any given time, about 25 million users are signed into Skype.
The app enables users to:
• Make video calls to people on their computers as well as people on other Apple devices.
• Make free audio calls to anyone else on Skype.
• Make low-cost calls to landline and mobile phones around the world.
“With video calling representing approximately 40 percent of all Skype-to-Skype minutes for the first six months of 2010, our users have been eager to get Skype video calling on their mobile phones,” said Neil Stevens, general manager of Skype’s consumer business.
“By bringing video to mainstream users at their home or work via their desktops, on the go with their mobiles or into their living room via their TV, Skype has made it possible for millions of people to share video moments wherever they are.”
Users can place Skype video calls with an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch over a 3G or Wi-Fi connection. The new Skype app is compatible with the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and fourth-generation iPod Touch with i0S 4.0 or above. Video-receiving capabilities are available on the third-generation iPod Touch and iPad. Calls can be made between devices using the new iPhone app and desktop, including Skype for Windows 4.2 and above, Skype for Mac 2.8 and above, Skype for Linux and ASUS Videophone.
“A video call evolves communication beyond transactional experiences to a shared experience where people can share any occasion with others wherever they are,” Skype said.
“Whether this is a military father watching the birth of his child while deployed abroad, loved ones communicating via sign language or work colleagues collaborating around the globe—the opportunities are endless.”