Microsoft Pronounces A Skype For iOS Testing Program

Microsoft Announces A Skype For iOS Testing Program

Along with rolling out an up to date model of the Skype for iPhone cellular software this morning, Microsoft additionally introduced the launch of a brand new testing program for Skype iOS customers who’re prepared to obtain, use and provides suggestions on pre-launch variations of the cellular calling and chatting software program. Individuals in this system must be 18 years previous or older, plus have a legitimate e mail tackle, Skype account or Microsoft Account, the corporate says.

events are requested to use on this web page in the event that they need to be a part of. From the sounds of issues, customers may even be requested to signal an NDA when becoming a member of this system.

Says Microsoft, “we don’t need to spill the beans to anybody outdoors of this program and so please hold it a secret!” (Did I point out we now have an nameless ideas line right here at TechCrunch? Okay, good.)

The web page additionally provides a couple of extra particulars about what shall be concerned in testing the brand new variations. Usually, it’s nearly offering suggestions concerning the expertise or stating issues that don’t “look proper,” says Microsoft, in addition to reporting bugs like uneven video, out-of-sync audio, visible glitches and extra.

There’s a brief survey you’ll should fill out to start out the registration course of which asks you for primary info like identify, nation of residence, business and employer. After being authorised, customers will acquired an up to date, early entry model the iOS Skype app to check out.

It’s commonplace for tech corporations to publicly supply customers the power to check pre-launch apps. Others, together with Twitter and Fb, have prior to now launched their very own beta packages on-line for early entry to their very own software program, for instance. These packages will help corporations check new options and modifications forward of creating them out there to a wider viewers, whereas additionally serving to them to raised perceive which options resonate with customers and which don’t earlier than having to decide to a public launch.

Along with information of the testing program, Microsoft additionally introduced that Skype for iPhone was up to date with a number of minor modifications immediately, together with a visible refresh to the dial pad and chat picker. The previous now suggests contacts with matching telephone numbers as you sort, and the chat picker now makes beginning conversations simpler by providing a telephone and video button on the prime of the display to allow you to extra shortly begin your name.