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Viber Releases New Design for iPhone and Comes to Blackberry 10 for the First Time

April 24, 2014

Oh, how much do I love Viber? I love it to bits for connecting me to my friends who live from different parts of the world, and for making me stay close with my family whenever I am out and traveling. 

I remember the first time I used it (being the pioneer mobile messaging, video and voice service!), I was surprised to know I can make calls, send messages (with stickers) for free!.When I traveled to Canada, I used Viber to communicate with my family and the voice quality and transmission was so clear and loud; I was ecstatic that I was able to save on my safety call allowance (and used the per diem for shopping!).

Viber announced today the release of its redesigned iPhone app that is designed for iOS 7, bringing multiple enhancements to iPhone users.  The company has simultaneously released a new mobile app for BlackBerry 10, bringing Viber to BlackBerry’s latest OS with many of the most popular Viber features for the first time.

“Viber has been redesigned from the start for simplicity and ease of use. For our iPhone release we took our cue from the clean, flat look of iOS 7, we wanted Viber to feel like a completely seamless part of the device,” said Talmon Marco, CEO of Viber. “Our BlackBerry 10 app is a beautiful twist on our design delivering the most up to date experience for our users.”

Both the iPhone and BlackBerry apps have been enhanced with powerful new features that expand the functionality of the platform. Importantly, Viber 4.2 for iPhone allows users to send multiple photos and videos at the same time and create a block list of unwanted numbers or contacts.

Additional iPhone updates include:

  • Send longer video messages
  • Show status when a user “is typing on” Android Tablet, Linux, Mac, PC or Windows 8 
  • Bug fixes
  • Top amongst the BlackBerry 10 features are Viber Out and the Viber Sticker Market, which provide users with ways to use the platform, communicate with their friends, and have fun in the process.
  • In addition, the version features a host of classic features that BlackBerry 10 users have been waiting for:
  • 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 very reason Viber is my most used mobile messaging service app. 🙂

Are you a Viberator? (okay, I just saw that online, maybe a good term to use to call users of Viber!) 😉

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