Newly Designed App Optimized to Work Across Mobile, Tablet and PC
LONDON - Wednesday, May 6th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Viber (www.viber.com), the pioneering mobile communications platform offering free messaging, HD-quality phone and video calls, unveiled a new version of its app today at Microsoft Build in San Francisco. Viber’s new design is fully optimized for Windows 10’s responsive OS, creating a well-integrated product that blends seamlessly into the user experience of Windows 10.
During the keynote presentation, a demonstration showed how Cortana voice commands could be used to send Viber messages and to start chatting with contacts quickly. Attendees will also be shown deep integration of Viber contact card data within the platform, allowing users to send messages and make voice and video calls via Viber more easily.
The app will work smoothly across PC, tablet and mobile, resizing and adapting the on-screen content to optimize the experience even as the window size changes. Integration with Live Tiles enables users to pin Viber, or a specific chat, to the start menu allowing them to see notifications from Viber even before opening the app, and through actionable notifications Viber users can respond to a message immediately without exiting their current task.
“We’re really excited about Windows 10 and the opportunities it offers to developers,” said Michael Shmilov, Viber’s COO. “The Universal Windows Platform has allowed us to create a unique version of Viber that lets users switch to the device that suits them at any given moment and stay in complete sync, without compromising their experience. Beyond that, the integration with Live Tiles and Cortana, plus the social extensibility that Windows 10 offers will enhance the way people communicate with Viber. We will keep working closely with Microsoft in order to ensure the best possible experience for Viber users on Windows 10.”
“As one of the first chat apps to embrace Windows 10, Viber has taken advantage of new OS features to enhance a user’s communications experience on any Windows device ,” said Steven Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President and Chief Evangelist at Microsoft. “Today’s demos have highlighted how our investments in the Universal Windows Platform empower partners to deliver innovation and choice to their users, through the breadth of all Windows 10 devices.”
Viber for Windows 10 will be available later this year.
Viber, the pioneering mobile messaging, voice and video service, lets everyone in the world connect. Freely. Users can send free text messages, fun stickers, photos, videos and doodles, share locations, make free HD-quality calls and communicate with Push-To-Talk. With Viber Out, users can make low-cost calls to any phone number worldwide. Viber is available for iPhone®, Android™ phones and tablets, Windows Phone, BlackBerry®, Blackberry® 10, Windows®, Windows 8®, Mac, Linux and Symbian devices over 3G/4G or WiFi connections. With over 516 million unique users in 193 countries, Viber is constantly innovating by introducing new platforms and adding fun new features. Viber is a Rakuten Group company.
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