While Vyke has always been available on iPad from today you can download our new, optimised app directly from the iPad App Store and use your iPad as a phone. The new app makes full use of the increased screen space available on both the iPad 9.7 and 12.9 inch displays, and you can navigate through every screen in both portrait and landscape.
Over 60% of UK adults now have access to a tablet and Vyke allows you to turn yours into a fully functioning phone. What sets Vyke apart on iPad is the ability to assign a mobile number in the app and make and receive calls on this number. All calls and texts are over Wi-Fi or data ensuring you’ll only pay Vyke’s low rates on domestic and international calls to any phone, while you can also call other Vyke users free of charge.
For most views the ease of use between portrait and landscape is the main benefit, however, the new instant message view makes it simple to maintain multiple chats at once, with a simple toggle between individual or group chats. It also looks great!
We have always focused on mobile but since we launched our new app, which introduced free calls, instant messaging and extra mobile numbers, our focus has been solely on mobile devices, optimising our apps for both battery life and data usage. The introduction of the new iPad optimised app is an extension of our focus on mobile and mobile devices. The Android tablet app release will follow later this week.