Skype, the popular VoIP service, announced the release of its iPad app today. Skype for iPad hit the App Store for the first time late last night though it “went live prematurely” according to the company and was subsequently pulled. It returned to the App Store today and is here to stay.
Skype for iPad offers the same features as its iPhone counterpart including video calling and instant messaging with an interface optimized for the iPad’s larger screen. Skype has created a demo video to showcase the features of its new app:
Skype put out its last major update to the iPhone app at the end of December, adding 2-way video calling on supported devices. Skype for the iPhone first debuted in March 2009 and began offering the ability to make calls over 3G networks last summer.