Skype for iOS updated with stability and UI improvements

Daniel Bader

April 30, 2012 4:20 pm


Skype for iOS has been iterating pretty quickly for a Microsoft-owned product. Today version 4.0 has been released with a few notable improvements, though many of them are under the hood. As most users of the app know, it has never been the most attractive or stable code for the platform, crashing hard and often without explanation.

Microsoft has done a lot of work to improve that scenario, allowing the app to re-open if and when it does crash, though it will happen less often, they assure us. Users can also move their own preview panel now when making a video call, an advantage FaceTime no longer has.

Skype was recently updated on Android, too, and recently went public on Windows Phone and shows Microsoft has no intention of losing the market to its competitors.

Download Skype 4.0 for iOS in the App Store.

Via: The Verge

  • Francis

    And yet cannot even provide simple tools for push notifications and running in the background in windows phone?

    • David Bouda

      Did they update Skype for BlackBerry as well?

  • Darryl

    At least windows phone has it. It seems Skype will not release a blackberry version regardless of how many millions of users RIMM has worldwide.
    At least Tango said they will.

  • jimmyj

    People are still using iPhones? Seriously?

  • more mah

    People are still using Blackberries? Seriously?

    • Darryl

      over 17 million users… imagine that… how many does windows have? ;)