January 05, 2012
Vopium Unveils Major Update to Android App
By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor
Vopium, a mobile VoIP service provider, announced a major update to its application for Android (News - Alert) smartphones and tablets.
With the latest update, Vopium is trying to keep pace with the growing innovation in the Android world. The new version of Vopium (News - Alert) for Android features a streamlined user interface that improves communications and enhances the user experience.
Taking the VoIP experience to next level, Vopium's app optimizes itself to match device's resolution and screen size. The app includes a guided tour of Vopium's intelligent analytics of user preferences that maximize savings on local and international calls. A wizard gathers call-quality feedback and provides the per-minute rate before each call is placed.
"We know the value of our users in today's highly-competitive mobile calling environment," said Vopium Chief Technology Officer Asad Parvaiz, in a statement. "The addition of more user-centric product interaction recognizes that value by providing them with even more ways to communicate and save money."
The company in a press release said that Vopium's new app is integrated with the native contacts and dialer. While it is designed to offer users flexibility, it automatically updates the status of contacts, indicating whether a contact's mobile device is connected to GSM, CDMA or Wi-Fi.
Vopium's app works with Android tablets, enabling calling from Wi-Fi-only tablets like the Motorola (News - Alert) XOOM Wi-Fi.
"We've completely updated the Vopium app to take advantage of all of the exciting features and capabilities in each new version of Android," said Vopium CEO Tanveer Sharif. "The new app helps maintain Vopium's reputation among users, analysts and the media as a leader in providing convenient, user-friendly ways for people worldwide to communicate on their terms and within their budgets."
Recently, Vopium announced the launch of the industry’s first Wi-Fi calling app through BlackBerry (News - Alert) App World. The new BlackBerry Wi-Fi calling app provides consumers and business users with free international and domestic Wi-Fi calls. The service also offers international calls over GSM and CDMA for as little as less than 1 cent per minute.
Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Juliana Kenny
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