Microsoft is expanding the number of apps made by its Skype team today with the Skype Qik video messaging app, designed specifically for mobile devices running on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. The app is scheduled to launch today for all three platforms.
So what is Skype Qik? Basically, it's a way to send quick video messages to friends that may or may not be online at the time, instead of the real time video chats that are supported by the regular Skype app. Microsoft says:
In addition, the iOS and Android versions support Qik Flik, a way to record and send quick five second videos. This feature will be added to Windows Phone in the coming months. What do you think about the premise behind Skype Qik?
Update: Skype Qik for iOS is now live on iTunes. Enjoy
Source: Skype blog
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