From now on, users will be able to iPhone video calls using Skype. The new version is immediately available via the App Store and comes with a novelty of particular importance: the video may be effected only in Wi-Fi network, but also through 3G.
“The video significantly improves the user experience of Skype for iPhone, which according to Apple was one of the five most downloaded free applications to iPhone in 2010. Users of Skype for iPhone may therefore make and receive Skype-to-Skype free of charge, call landlines and mobile phones around the world at extremely competitive rates and share video via the most significant moments. “This indication provided by the official announcement is particularly curious because it brings up a concept of sharing seems to be especially dear to the group. With a dedicated website “What’s next, ” in fact, Skype offers a few days an example of how the video could become something even more important, transforming itself from a mere “face-to-face” to a much more important opportunity to share their experiences at a distance.
A child in its first rides, the first strawberry of the fireworks with friends, “A soldier who witnessed the birth of his son while on a mission abroad, two people must communicate using sign language or colleagues working together from distant parts of the globe. “iPhone in hand and Skype enabled, going beyond technology to get the emotion: Skype believes that this opportunity will change the way you think about el’approdo VoIP on the iPhone is the first important step in this direction.
Stevens says Neil, General Manager of Consumer Business for Skype: “The video accounted for about 40% of all minutes of Skype-to-Skype traffic during the first six months of 2010, a sign that our members are eager to communicate this mode from their mobile phones. Enabling video calls from your home or office with a desktop computer, the living room using the TV or any other site with a mobile device, Skype enables millions of people to share their emotions in video wherever they are. ”
Curiously, the server designed to support video calls are those that in recent days have lifted the Skype network after problems led to blackouts in international service. The same server, having raised at the base of the P2P communication between users, will now be responsible for a potentially revolutionary for Skype: to bring the video means to exploit the mobile network to a constant presence, continuous connectivity, enhanced communication new magnitude.
Skype for iPhone is compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 3G and fourth-generation iPod touch with IOS 4.0 or higher, and supposedly the next iPad 2 with a double camera. The application can be downloaded from the App Store and via the official Skype website.