It seems to be a big month for over-the-top (OTT) messaging app updates. First Voxox brought its free OTT app to Android last week, alongside an update to the iOS version of the app, then WISeKey released WISePhone 3 on Monday. Now Voxofon, a rapidly growing provider of OTT voice and messaging services, has released an update to its namesake app, which includes native support for the iPad.
Voxofon 5.1’s native iPad capabilities — optimization for the device’s screen size and resolution, namely — are a first for the company and are still a relative rarity among OTT communications apps in general.
This release comes just in time for the pre-holiday launch of the newly announced iPad Air, which is likely to cause a surge in iPad sales. That aside, Apple has reported that more than 170 million iPads have been sold since the original iPad launch three years ago, making it an important segment for any mobile app developer.
"We heard the feedback from our customers, and we took on the challenge to re-imagine how Voxofon could enhance the iPad user experience," said Julia Goloshubina, vice president of Products at Voxofon, in a statement. "The result is a familiar Voxofon user interface that is richer, more practical, and even easier to use on the iPad, while also enabling customers to synchronize all their voice and messaging communication between all their devices, whether connected over WiFi, 3G, or 4G."
In addition to its new iPad optimizations, Voxofon version 5.1 also features new Korean language localization, allowing the app to take on the country’s own Kakao Talk for OTT share. Other features introduced in version 5.1 revolve around enhancements to the user interface to match the new design of iOS 7.
Voxofon isn't available only on iOS devices. There are also Android and Windows Phone versions of the app which offers the same basic functionality, but with different user interfaces that match each platform.
Edited by Ryan Sartor