Skype just released a major update to the video chat application to version 4.1. It is now possible for the iOS app to send and receive photos from other users, just like in the desktop version. In addition, Skype promises that the speed of the app has gone up. Now there is a less battery consumption when the application is running in the background, so you spend the whole day receiving messages or calls on Skype and without the battery dying. This is Skype biggest problem on the iPhone has not yet been solved.
Skype still not pushes all messages that users ingest in the application, so it is still easy to miss one another conversations. If you have completed the application there is no push messages. Got the app on in the background, it seems like a lottery or messages may or may not come through. In our test we regularly get the first message received after we close the app, and then nothing more.
However, the application has other improvements besides more battery saving, faster at startup, etc…. This is because according to Skype contact list is loaded faster. If you have the latest update of Skype, you will get a message o go to the privacy settings of the app update is available and that the details of your contact list from now securely stored on the servers of the service. Besides the app in general, see also chats faster than before.
The other improvements indicated for Skype version 4.1 are minimal. There is a bug related to calls via Bluetooth, there are some custom graphics and other small, ‘secondary’ error solutions implemented.
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