Skype for iPad

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Description of App: 

Say “hello” to friends and family with an instant message, voice or video call on Skype for free. There’s so much you can do, right from the palm of your hand.

Features:
Join over 250 million people every month using Skype
- Get started with Skype on your iPad and find your friends in an instant.

Call friends on Skype
- Enjoy free voice and video calls to anyone else on Skype.

Message friends and send photos in an instant
- Instant message your friends in a flash, add emoticons and even photos.

Video messaging
- Stay in touch with friends and family even when they're busy or offline with unlimited, free video messages.

Call mobiles and landlines
- Add a little Skype Credit to send low-cost SMS messages or call friends on their mobile or landline.

No WiFi? No problem.
- Skype works on 3G* and WiFi – so you can stay in touch, even if you’re out and about.

Chat with anyone, anywhere
- Skype’s available on smartphones, tablets, PCs, Macs and even TVs. Whatever device your friend or family uses, Skype just works. Simple.

Search the app store for other great apps from Skype:
- Skype for iPhone
- Skype WiFi
- GroupMe

System requirements:
• iOS 5 or above.
• Send and receive video using front or back camera on iPad 2, iPad 3rd Generation, iPad 4th Generation, iPad Mini.
• Works with any H264 compatible devices, including TVs.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

4.9

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPad

Accessibility Comments: 

The accessibility of Skype for iPad is not as good as its iPhone counterpart. In the contacts list, users' online status is not reported...so one must open a contact and check that way. Also, when recording a video message...the text of the "record" button does not change while recording, leaving one thinking that the button-press did not go through.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@Skype