Skype Co-founder Introduces Wire Messaging App for Android, iOS

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While the age of social media rolls on, we are seeing more and more new entries in terms of new messaging apps and IMs in the market. And the newest one to now join this ever expansive list comes from the co-founder of Skype, dubbed Wire.

Skype co-founder Janus Friis has brought the new Wire messaging app into the mainstream and pitched it as a "modern communications network." The new messaging app looks to bring "simple, beautiful conversations" to your mobile, tablet, and desktop.

"Skype was launched more than a decade ago. A lot has changed since then - we are all used to free calls and texting, and we have taken to carrying our computers in our pockets," said Friis in a statement. "It is time to create the best possible communication tools, as beautiful as they are useful. Wire is just that."

As of now, Wire is available on iOS, Android and OS X. The new app offers communications "with an emphasis on high fidelity paired with elegant design." Also, people can use Wire for personal and group messaging, voice calling, sharing pictures, SoundCloud music and YouTube video sharing.

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Moreover, Wire conversations are kept in sync across all the users' devices. It has been engineered to take advantage of today's devices, including iPhone 6, iPads and the latest Android devices. Wire also says it has developed its own in-house audio technology that makes audio "crisp and clear."

The app has been built to be compatible with standard WebRTC, which will mean plugin-free communications directly from the browser. The audio quality of Wire's voice calls are also expected to be impressive, especially with the use of the Opus open source audio codec.

You can download the app for Android, iOS and OS X now. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!

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