Skype for iPhone will run in the background with iPhone OS 4
We’ve updated our iPhone app – you can now make video calls.
Skype’s David Ponsford has just left the stage at Apple’s developer event, where he demoed a version of Skype for iPhone running in the background.
What does this mean? Previously, when you navigated away from Skype, it would quit and you’d be offline – unable to receive chats or calls. With iPhone OS 4, when you leave the Skype app, it’ll still be there in the background.
Skype on iPhone running in the background – image courtesy of Gizmodo.
Whether you switch to another app or just put the phone in your pocket, Skype will be able to receive calls. When a call comes in, you’ll see a notification on the screen, and you’ll be able to pick it up with a single tap.
With iPhone OS 4, we hope Skype will become a whole lot more convenient for all of you who use it. iPhone OS 4 will be coming to your phone this summer, so stay tuned for more details nearer the time