Microsoft updates Skype for ios 8

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What?s New in Version 5.5:


Optimized for iOS 8
Interactive notifications: manage calls and messages from the lock screen, banner notifications and from within the notification center.
To enjoy interactive notifications, make sure that you have notifications enabled for Skype in Settings -> Notifications

Audio and Video Calls
From the lock screen and the notification center:
? For incoming voice calls ? swipe left on the notification to answer or decline.
? For incoming video calls ? swipe left on the notification to answer with voice or video.
? For missed voice and video calls ? swipe left on the notification to call back or send a message.

From a banner notification:
? For incoming voice calls ? pull down on the notification to answer or decline.
? For incoming video calls ? pull down on the notification to answer with voice or video.
? For missed calls ? pull down on the notification to call back or send a message.

Messages
? From the lock screen and the notification center:
? For new messages ? swipe left on the notification to reply.
? From the lock screen:
? For new messages ? pull down on the notification to reply.


Microsoft Releases iOS 8 Optimized Skype App With Interactive Notifications And More
 

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And people wonder why they think they need to be patient with with ms? Look how fast this came out and how much new stuff got added. And look at how slow anything gets updated on WP........ Skype got a pitiful location thing added in one update to the wp version since forever while IOS had 2 major ones, one had a UI update and this one.......
 

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MS is changing the whole back end of Skype, no easy task while it keeps the service up and running while updating different platforms, they no doubt have different teams working on the different platform apps. Also think about it. Skype has ONE advantage over all of the others, that thing is userbase. There are exponentially more Skype users who have an i(device) than have windows phones, yes the PC desktop is in development and will kick *** when its out, for now they only thing that matters (to the annoyance of a few) is that MS don't alienate the existing user base.
 
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MS is changing the whole back end of Skype, no easy task while it keeps the service up and running while updating different platforms, they no doubt have different teams working on the different platform apps. Also think about it. Skype has ONE advantage over all of the others, that thing is userbase. There are exponentially more Skype users who have an i(device) than have windows phones, yes the PC desktop is in development and will kick *** when its out, for now they only thing that matters (to the annoyance of a few) is that MS don't alienate the existing user base.

Exactly. Thats strategical thinking.
 

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MS is changing the whole back end of Skype, no easy task while it keeps the service up and running while updating different platforms, they no doubt have different teams working on the different platform apps. Also think about it. Skype has ONE advantage over all of the others, that thing is userbase. There are exponentially more Skype users who have an i(device) than have windows phones, yes the PC desktop is in development and will kick *** when its out, for now they only thing that matters (to the annoyance of a few) is that MS don't alienate the existing user base.

Don't forget, Microsoft is in a constant battle with FaceTime (and various other video chat apps). They don't want Apple to grab more market share than they already have.
 

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