A major redesign of Skype for iPhone is coming to the App Store. Version 5.0 is on the way, as the previous Skype app has already been pulled ahead of the new release. The developers aim to bring a consistent look and feel to the mobile app across all platforms, while taking advantage of the unique features of iOS.
Skype 5.0 is the most significant redesign ever delivered to the iPhone, and the app has already started rolling out to selected markets. The new app is centered around a hub showing recent conversations, and features in app notifications for quick conversation switching.
Skype is billing the new communication app as faster, smoother and smarter, with a sleek new interface. For more details on how Skype 5.0 has been remastered for the iPhone check out the details at Skype.
Here's what's new in version 5.0 from iTunes:- Overall performance improvements – faster start up and fluid animations.
- A new modern hub centric design putting recent conversations first – just swipe to see your favourite people or contacts.
- Richer and more reliable messaging: create groups, share photos (even to offline contacts) and video messages.
- In-app notifications for quick conversation switching, and in-app controls to manage notifications.
- A new simplified, modern voice and video calling experience.