“Skype was launched more than a decade ago. A lot has changed since then – we are all used to free calls and texting, and we have taken to carrying our computers in our pockets… It is time to create the best possible communication tools, as beautiful as they are useful. Wire is just that.” These are the exact words that Skype co-founder Janus Friis used on the launch of Wire.
With the market currently booming with messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts and many more, here comes another messaging app which is being backed up by Skype’s co-founder. But the question here is that what is so special about this app that it is believed to stand amidst its entrenched competition. Wire isn’t just a messaging app, it combines the brilliance of Skype, WhatsApp and other conversation-based services.
Switzerland and Germany based startup came up with this spectacular idea of using large phone displays to their advantage creating an ever-amazing conversing app. This app is only available for iOS and Android as for now, but the company assures that soon it will also be available for Windows users.
With one of the most basic yet creative and attractive interfaces, there are a lot of functions which can be used by swiping or pulling. To chat with someone a connection has to be established first by sending a conversation request. Once you are connected the chat layout is pretty neat; there’s this cursor which blinks like all the time and you can start typing directly. There is no send button so the “Enter is send” concept comes back to life. Swiping blinking cursor to the right will allow you to do three things; either you can voice call or share a picture or Ping someone.
The integration of SoundCloud and YouTube is another successful feature. Send your contacts, for example, a link from Soundcloud and it can be played directly in the app.
Though the company promises to add real-time video calling feature in the days to come but saying that it could replace the traditional chatting apps would seem a bit far-fetched.