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VIBER VS SKYPE: WHICH IS THE BETTER SMARTPHONE CALLING APP?

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If you’ve iOS or Android devices and want to use VoIP, then it’s beneficial; there are many voice calling applications, such as Viber and Skype. Most have both the apps, but use the ones, which are handy and cost effective.

You need to install the right app for getting free-calls feature; both Skype and Viber are good for free call making. Skype is already in the top list, while the popularity of Viber is soaring with every passing day. Let’s check the features offered by both apps. The comparison gives you a clear picture to choose the best app among the two.

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) in Viber has gained a major amount of popularity across all platforms. The first contender against Viber would be Skype, which is having a broad PC clientele. Viber, which made its debut on mobile platforms, is now slowly moving into PC version. Skype works better on tablets and notebook and of late, people have started using it on smartphones. The popularity of Skype is very high and Viber is trying to reach that level, with innovative and advanced features added to its updates.

Free mobile calling and text platform Viber is expanding to take on Skype with a new update, known as ‘Viber Out’ that allows users to call any mobile users across the globe. Initially, people could call only those users, having Viber app installed; but now, it’s possible to reach out to any people; with this feature, you can call anybody, provided you’re willing to pay the charges. With ‘Viber Out’ going global, its long distance costs are becoming better than Skype. Call rates to mobiles, and landlines are attractive, unlike Skype that has expensive pricing depending on the nation. The call charges to landlines (US) cost 1.9cents in comparison with Skype’s 2.3 cents/min. However, if you opt for monthly subscription, it just charges 1.8cents under Skype scheme. In UK, call charges are 1.9cents against 2.3cents/min; for example, calling a friend in Australia is charged 2.3cents through Skype, while the charge is same on Viber to landlines.

Though Viber is inexpensive than Skype, it depends on whether the other end is landline or mobile and where you are calling.

Ease of Use

Be it any app, the first thing that people are concerned is ease of use; both Skype and Viber do not need any special instructions and you’ll not face troubles for downloading or installing it on phone or tab. The main difference is Skype is PC friendly, while Viber is phone app. While installing, Viber needs mobile number, wherease Skype needs email-id and username as mandatory fields for confirmation.

Cost and Clarity

Viber is free to make unlimited calls and messages to anyone. Both apps have similar features, including call rates.

When it comes to quality or clarity of calls, Skype would be the smarter choice; it makes use of enhanced codec and HD voice as well. If popularity factor is considered, Skype wins this battle; but, for mobile users, Viber is the better choice. Skype offers best quality calls, but in terms of data consumption, it’s a hog!

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4 SIMPLE WAYS TO AUTOMATE TASKS ON IOS

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Workflow is one of the most productive apps that you can ever see in iPhone. With very small automations, it reduces multi-step methods with a single click and makes some processes very simple and easy, which was not possible with iPhone. Extracting zip files and downloading files are now easy in iPhone.

Now let us have a glance at some of the processes.

Track Expenses

Tracking expenses is one of the easiest tasks in any of the business processes. It may be monotonous and time consuming. With the help of ‘send receipt’ workflow, you can take any file from Dropbox and send it to your boss with few clicks. Upon opening the application, you will get the option to pick photos; you can very easily pick photos of business trip or any purchase. The photos will be uploaded to preliminary Dropbox directory and eventually you will end up creating a draft email with the Dropbox link and short description about the content. All you need to do is shed few more drops of ink and hit on send.

AirDrop Recent Screenshots

Most of the office maniacs take a lot of screenshots. While you do it now with iOS, the screenshots goes and stores itself in my Mac through AirDrop. By using the Airdrop screenshot drop box, you can see the list of recent uploaded screenshots in one panel and the option to choose the nearest Apple device to send. With only few clicks, the game is over.

Turn Websites into PDFs

Only few clicks can give the desired PDF. Most of us love to take screenshots of webpages. It is very easy. You can see the Share button and you just have click on ‘Make PDF’. A preview of the PDF will appear; you can share this. You will get a screenshot of the PDF that you can share.

Get EXIF for Images

By default, there is no provision to view EXIF data for images on iOS; however, there are ample of third party apps, which allow editing EXIF data. But many a times, we get stuck ourselves when we want to know the time and place of a taken picture. However, it becomes impossible, though it is now possible with iOS. Open an image, click on Run Workflow and hit on the image details and it’s done.

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FACEBOOK APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT SERVICE

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Facebook is undoubtedly the biggest platform in the world today to showcase yourself. It logs in around a billion users every month and it has more than 600 million active users logging in everyday; not to mention these numbers are growing at a rapid rate.

Make Full Use of Power of Facebook

Over the last few years, the number of Facebook users logging in from mobile devices has gone past the number of users logging in from a computer.

This is one social networking platform that you can’t give a pass to and we at iQuest Media are here to create the spark on your behalf in the world of Facebook. We do so by creating outstanding and innovative apps of different types based on your requirements and needs. The buzz a Facebook app can create for you can’t be matched with any other marketing endeavors.

Our FB Development Services

Following are some of the services offered by us:

  • Apps for utility
  • Gaming app
  • Contest based apps
  • Coupon based apps
  • Open graph development
  • Facebook Connect implementation
  • Poll based apps
  • Quiz based apps
  • E-commerce based apps
  • General survey based apps

We Love to Innovate

Our in-house team of Facebook app developers has years of experience in creating innovative apps for attracting more and more profits and customers to you. Our utility based apps can give additional functionalities to your customers, the functionalities that they never expected to have in an app.

With our gaming apps, you can engage more customers and reward them through our sleek contest apps that are exciting enough for people to participate in them.

Open Graph Development

We also offer open graph development and Facebook connect implementation along with various other services. This wide assortment of Facebook related services can definitely give you a big edge over your rivals.

Contact iQuest Media today to get appealing, exciting and fun Facebook apps and see your business grow through the magic of social media and Facebook.

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