Skype users can now make video calls via iPhones, iPad and iPod Touch devices by downloading the VoIP provider’s mobile app from Apple’s App Store, Skype announced on its “Big Blog” today.
Video calling may dramatically increase Skype’s presence on the iPhone, considering the pre-video version, ‘Skype for iPhone’ was already one of the top five free iPhone apps in 2010, according to the company. Working via Wi-Fi and 3G networks, the ‘Skype for iPhone’ app now allows users to make and receive free Skype video calls to those using Apple’s iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices.
Video call connections can also be made to personal computers, landlines and mobile phones around the world. The new app is compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4th-generation with iOS 4.0 and above. Users of the iPod Touch 3rd-generation and iPad can receive video calls. Connections to desktops include those loaded with Skype for Windows 4.2 and above, Skype for Mac 2.8 and higher, Skype for Linux and the ASUS videophone.