Microsoft to Focus on Skype Desktop App, Kills Modern UI version
When Windows 8 was released Microsoft said it that they would focus on Skype’s Modern app. The Modern UI version introduced features that did not exist in the desktop version. However, now Microsoft has officially announced that they will start refocusing on the desktop version.
According to Aga Guzik, the company aims to improve the user experience and kill the modern UI version. It will now focus on the traditional and universal app that can be used with a mouse/keyboard or touch.
“At Skype we want to help you do more together with the people you care about by delivering the best possible experiences to the devices you use. That’s why we’re simplifying your PC experience down to one app that you can use either with your mouse and keyboard or with touch. Starting on July 7, we’re updating PC users of the Windows modern application to the Windows desktop application, and retiring the modern application”
The company further goes on and says that now users will be able to use one app instead of two different ones.
“With the upcoming release of Windows 10 for PCs, it makes sense to use the Skype application optimized for mouse and keyboards use, capable of doing touch as well rather than 2 separate applications performing the same function.”
Some critiques argue that this step taken by Microsoft is a huge mistake while others say that it is the best solution ever. The modern UI version however did not was so much space on the screen as does the desktop app.
While on the other hand it might as well be the right decision as the desktop version is way polished and has the full range of features. So what do you guys think? Is it the right choice or their biggest mistake? Let us know in the comments box.