New Skype Qik App for iPhone, iPad is Well Receieved, Gets Update to Squash Bugs
Skype needs no introduction whatsoever and there are many chances that it’s the first app of its kind that you have donwloaded and used on your computer in the good old days.
But times have changed and we now have a plethora of such apps available – WhatsApp, Viber, Line and others being just a few. That’s why Skype needs to reinvents itself and to make sure that it doesn’t get crushed by competition.
While its apps and desktop versions have been continuously update to keep users content, the Skype team has released their first ever Skype app besides Skype – a free video messenger that it calls Skype Qik. Here’s what it can do:
“Introducing Skype Qik (say “quick”), a free video messenger made for capturing moments and sharing laughs throughout your day. Set up a group and immediately start shooting and swapping videos. Send something to crack your friends up, or show off a new dance move—whatever you want. New messages are added to a chat that you can watch like a movie with a single tap. Qik even lets you erase your video right out of the chat.”
Of course, mobile data rates may apply, so you should be using an unlimited data plan or a WiFi connection. Here are the main features of the app: create groups in a flash; pre-record and send video clips; erase your message and it disappears from the conversation; no login, usernames, or passwords needed.
The app has been released to iPhone and iPad users, as well, and the app has been recently update with a bunch of nice fixes; here they are:
Fixed an issue where sending videos failed
Fixed an issue affecting SMS invitations in some countries
Fixed several crashes including one causing a “cannot access camera” error message
Overal, iPhone and iPad users seem pleased with this version, giving it a rating of 4 out of 5. What about you – have you already given it a try? If so, what you think of it?