Among the huge highlights in iOS 8 – – Apple’s glossy brand-new interactive notification device – – appears to have ignited the interest of many big designers to make use of the new feature collection. The most up to date joining the foray is Microsoft with its Skype offering. The Skype for iPhone app just obtained a major upgrade making it iOS 8 suitable generally, and particularly using the brand-new interactive notices that Apple’s newest as well as biggest has on deal.

The new model of Skype makes it feasible – – assuming you’re running iOS 8, of course – – to reply to many Skype alerts directly from the banner and/or Notification Center, including responding to text, answering/rejecting voice and video calls etc. The new system, for occasion, allows you to answer an inbound video either with video clip or without by gliding the alert to the left. Likewise, if you’re currently at the lock display, you can pick voice only as well as miss video by default. Then, if you’re using your phone while the phone call is available in, you can just answer it by moving down on the alert banner. Lastly, in the Notification Center, missed out on phone calls could be reacted to (either call back or content reply) in a similar fashion.

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With messages, the arrangement works like Apple’s indigenous messaging application with one key distinction – – you still require to input your passcode well before you can reply to a Skype content. Doing so will unlock the device and also take you straight to the message, but if you don’t have a passcode applied, you could reply to the message right from within the notification easily.


The upgrade to the Skype app for iOS is a very clear indicator that Microsoft is hard on keeping the platform not simply alive, but expanding additionally too. Till lately, while Skype functioned definitely fine on Android as well as Microsoft’s very own Windows Phone, it was rather of a pain to use on an iPhone. With this upgrade, I could check out Skype as a correct phone call and content replacement application and also not simply another messenger on my iPhone. Allow’s see what future updates hold for us.


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(Source: Skype for iPhone on the App Store)

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