A double-dip of Viber fun today, as the company recently acquired by Rakuten announced the availability of its brand new (and completely redesigned calling app for iOS 7 devices after a short, unknown delay kept it from being released as planned.
Reflecting the “native” look and feel of Apple’s iOS7
The new design was targeted “from the start” at “simplicity and ease of use,” with a new iOS 7 look and feel to give it a more “native” look on Apple’s newest platform iteration. This, of course, is an attempt to make the app “feel like a completely seamless part of the device” according to Viber CEO Talmon Marco.
In addition, the company has had a change of heart and has decided to release its application for the ailing BlackBerry 10 platform after all.
“Our BlackBerry 10 app is a beautiful twist on our design,” Marco said, adding that the new app delivers “the most up to date experience for our users.”
Both the iPhone and BlackBerry apps have been enhanced with new features that Viber says will expand the functionality of the platform. These include sending multiple videos and photos simultaneously and the ability to block contacts or add unwanted numbers to block lists.
For iPhone, you can now send longer video messages and view your friends’ statuses when they’re typing on Android tablets, Linux, Mac, PC, or Windows 8. Of course, bug fixes are also slipped in to give users that smooth experience.
Viber Out and Sticker Market debut on BB10
The most notable features on BlackBerry 10 have already been released on other platforms, and they include Viber Out and the Viber Sticker Market. Other additions include:
- s to Bs
- Text with your friends in one-on-one and group conversations
- Make free calls with HD sound quality
- Share photos, videos, voice messages, locations, stickers and emoticons
- Push notifications guarantee that you never miss a message or call, even when Viber is off
- Support for the Viber Desktop application on Windows and Mac
- Translated into 34 languages
The new Viber update can now be downloaded via iTunes and BlackBerry World.