Apple iPhone users can now use Skype on their devices with the release of a new Safari web-based application.
SHAPE Services ' IM+ for Skype for iPhone is a web application that enables iPhone users to communicate with other Skype users, landlines or mobiles using the low cost calling Skype VoIP service.
According to SHAPE Services, the IM+ for Skype for iPhone app has been designed especially for the iPhone's touchscreen interface. As well as Skype voice calls, the IM+ for Skype for iPhone app enables instant messaging with other IM users. The application doesn't require Wi-Fi access, and has been developed to work fully on mobile networks.
The IM+ for Skype mobile VoIP application is already available for Symbian, Java J2ME, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Palm mobile devices. SHAPE Services will initially be offering IM+ for Skype for iPhone free for a limited period. iPhone users can log on to http://SkypeforiPhone.com from their Safari browsers to use the service.