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Skype 1.0 for iPad

Today we have released Skype for iPad.

The new optimized Skype for iPad is designed to take full advantage of iPad2's dual cameras allowing users to enjoy Skype video calling with a host of other Skype applications over WiFi or 3G. Skype's first iPad-optimized app also takes advantage of the iPad's large screen for finding contacts and conversations.

Skype for iPad is available to download from Apple's App Store today. Let us know your feedbacks via discussing in our Skype Support Network.

New Features

  • Two-way video call
  • Instant messaging during a video call
  • Simple contact view
  • Easy navigation
  • Simple SMS texting

Two-way video calling
Skype for iPad delivers VGA quality video at 15 frames/sec and connects with multiple Skype platforms including iPhones, Android, Macs, Windows PCs, and HDTVs. iOS version 4.0 or later required. iPad 1st Generation cannot send video, but does receive it.

Instant messaging during a video call
Users can send instant messages during a video call with emoticons.

Simple contact view
Contacts are displayed as large avatars in a grid layout allowing users to find contacts and conversations easily.

Easy Navigation
You can find recent conversations and search history easily at the touch of a button.

Simple SMS texting
Users can send SMS text messages by simply opening a contact or by opening the dial pad.

Release Notes for newly release build, 1.0.1273, are:

New Features

  • Two-way video call
  • Instant messaging during a video call
  • Simple contact view
  • Easy navigation
  • Simple SMS texting
  • Ability to view participants in group chats
  • Auto-correction enabled in chat

Known Issues:

Category Description Workaround
Calling If you are on a call from another device (not iPad), the iPad may get warning pop-ups that state: "Using another audio application has ended your Skype call" when you put the app in and out of foreground. Dismiss pop up
Video call The PIP may appear inappropriately rotated or as a gray/dark box. Rotate the iPad to begin rendering it properly again. Turn video off then on again. Start video call over.
Video call The video sent from iPad 2 may be rotated sideways on a Windows 5.5 machine. Rotate the iPad several times. Turn video off then on again. Start video call over.
Notifications For some inline messages, such as birthdays or authentication requests, the inline message content will not appear, however, the badge/notification will still update indicating there is something new for that user. None
Chat Some emoticons are rendered as text instead of the image. None
Chat In rare cases, a full-screen chat windows appears and the left hand navigation panel disappears. Kill the app from the task bar or restart the iPad.
Rotation In rare cases, the iPad application may get locked in portrait or landscape mode. Other iPad apps are not impacted. Kill the app from the task bar or restart the iPad.

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