Tuesday, January 21, 2014: Version 4.17 of the Skype for iOS application is out now, offering changes that are sure to bring user experience to an all time high. The key update adds push notifications to the popular service by making use of Apple’s network to make sure users get instant updates on their iPhones as well as iPads.
The update now allows messages to be delivered in real time owing to the association with Apple’s system. Skype notifications will also appear on the lock screen apart from the dedicated centre whenever the user is logged in to the app. However, the application only notifies for private chat messages for now, however, Skype is developing means to add group chats to the network as well.
Microsoft has done away with offline timer setting this time, to make sure push notifications are accurately delivered in real time. Meanwhile, another considerable improvement is the support for two-way HD video calling on the new generation of Apple tablets, that is, iPad Air and iPad Mini Retina. Additionally, users will find a different layout on the iPhone as well as the iPad, after updating the application.
The iPhone version is compatible with the iPhone 3GS and later phones as well as third generation iPod touch and its successors. It works on all Apple tablets as far as the iPad version is concerned.