The long wait is over now as Skype users are able to use the iPads application in reality. Skype app for iPad has been in demand from a long time and finally, this application has been released on 2nd August 2011 under social networking category of iTunes. The Skype ipad app was already announced in late June, but due to some indefinite reasons its release was delayed. Primarily, Skype has released Skype App for iPad to New Zealand Store only, but after few hours the app will reach to the other parts of the world.
This latest released iPad version of Skype works over 3G connections or Wi-Fi and it is able to connect with the Android devices such as Skype on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, PC, Skype on TVs and Mac. It is noteworthy that Skype’s application brings video chat over 3G networks whereas Apple’s own FaceTime service currently works over Wi-Fi only. The iPad version of Skype takes benefit of the tablet’s larger screen so that it makes crisp and clear video chat over Wi-Fi and less crisp chat over 3G. It has quite decent video quality and audio is not lag or stutter even at the time when you are switching into other apps in an active call.
According to TUAW reports, though the iPad app is separate from the iPhone app, the iPad will keep the same FREE price tag. If you already have a Skype account, then at the time of your first sign in on the iPad app, your Skype contacts will already be synced it. Also you can add fresh contacts using few of taps of the screen. Video call, messaging, or one touch call are set up directly, and moving through Skype iPad history for recent calls.
Skype for iPad has supported two-way video chat and will have full support for video conferencing via front and back-facing cameras. User can able to chat in a pop-up window throughout their audio and video calls. You can adjust your status and jump back to other apps during call. Skype for iPad enjoys silk sound, and instant messages emoticons. It contains Pay features like Skype Credit, which allow users to call mobile devices and landlines at low rates through Skype Software.
Importantly, Skype tweeted that due to prematurely going live of this app, it has pulled the app from the App Store for the temporary period in order to ensure their best Skype experience. Skype is apologizing for the inconvenience also. So, app is not available right now but Skype informed to the source that app will be back up in short order.
Video of Skype for iPad 2 from youtube: