Skype has followed a path of refreshing its design concepts from time-to-time, ever since it was launched years ago. The latest version is Skype 6.0, and this too includes major design changes.
Design revamp for iOS and Android
Skype 6.0 has finally offers changes for Android as well as iOS on par.
Google’s Skype version has a new layout and closely resembles that of ‘Material’ playbook on Android 5. It includes circular coins as well as other touches. Then, a floating action button is also included very similar to Messenger’s buttons on Facebook Inc. This button is a floating action button allowing users to begin calls or chats. It also allows search functions and improves the experience of messages.
Apart from the action buttons, there is more. Like Google’s Hangouts, the Android Skype app allows a variety of online activities. Closely resembling a social networking site, the new app allows photo sharing, ringtones personalization and reviews of web link.
Apple’s version of Skype 6.0 too rings in some changes which blurs the line between social media networking apps and Voice Over Internet apps. The tweaks for the proprietary operating system, on Apple devices, are nearly the same as on the open source version. Additional features are included which leverage the use of some of the advanced features on Apple devices. These include the swipe gestures to make calls as well as gestures. Besides, the new version also simplifies posting photos, emoticons as well as links, during voice call as well as video calls. Searches are more advanced location information as well as standard messaging services are also part of the new changes.
iPad version of Skype is now scaled for the large screen. Additionally, it also includes group calling feature. The revamped apps for both the Operating Systems by Skype are once again demonstrative of the technology expertise of this technology company. Microsoft Corporation, the current owner of Skype continues provide direction for the development of the VOIP product. It appears to have the best of the social networking features, combining with the best of calling app features.