Skype launched its iPhone application in 2009, and now the company is gearing up to release an iPad app.
There is no release date for the app yet, but in a conversation with TUAW, Skype vice president of consumer and product design Rick Osterloh said the company expects Apple to approve the app soon.
Osterloh told TUAW that it had a lot of initial success with its iPhone app, the userbase of which “doubled in just a month’s time.” He expects the iPad app, which has been in testing for a few months, to “have a similar success.”
The iPad version of Skype will be very similar to the iPhone app in terms of functionality, including features like chatting and audio and video calling. A video preview of the app released late this week shows off some of those features.
A new feature in Apple ‘Find my iPhone‘ service could help boost the technology giant’s smartphone sales.
Apple’s current ‘Find My iPhone‘ service allows you to locate your phone if it’s lost or stolen.
However, Apple has filed for patent a new feature that can even allow the lost or stolen iPhone’s owner to see or hear where it is located by remotely activating the phone’s camera and microphone.
FOX Soccer will be launching an iPad app and a new iPhone app this summer in conjunction with the launch of the network’s new name, new logo, improved graphics and new sets, which will debut on August 13 in conjunction with the kickoff of the 2011-12 Premier League season.
Details are minimal as of press time, but FOX has also announced that there will be “new shows.” Whether the network will try to launch a new call-in show to replace Soccer Talk Live or Fox Football Fone-In is unclear, but as soon as we have more information, we’ll be sure to share it with you.
Currently FOX Soccer doesn’t have an iPad app, but the FoxSoccer iPhone app does work on the iPad. It’ll be interesting to see what the custom-made FOX Soccer iPad app that’ll be launched in August will feature, but if I had to guess, I would say that it would allow FOXSoccer.tv subscribers to watch games via the iPad complete with new features such as being able to watch more than one game at once, as well as to engage in chat with other soccer fans, and more. Plus, I would suspect that the video quality would be even better than the current FOXSoccer.tv experience on the iPhone.