Skype will launch new application with Windows 8
skype will have a new version to be released in conjunction with Windows 8 on Friday. The app is simply called “Skype for Windows 8″, and that changes in performance, brings a new look in line with the new operating system.
The redesign fits the new Windows interface by showing the contacts and bookmarks in “tiles” or ceramic, the “modern” style. In addition to integrating the contacts we have added specifically to Skype, people will also have application in the “Contacts” (People) of Windows 8.
Remember that Skype was acquired by Microsoft , so some level of integration is expected.
Skype for Windows 8 will also accept touch gestures such as pinch-to-zoom for example, in addition to the normal operation with keyboard and mouse. The application can be set to use one third or two thirds of the screen, allowing use another app while in multitasking.
In addition, Skype will work “behind” on the cheap battery, which means that you can receive messages and calls while using other applications.
The application will be available to download from the store on October 26.
Link: Skype Windows 8 app details ahead of October 26 release (The Inquirer)Tags: Microsoft, skype, Skype for Windows 8, VoIP, Windows 8