Viber, the VoIP company that was recently acquired by Rakuten, announce the release of its mobile app for BlackBerry 10. The company also announced the release of its redesigned iPhone app for iOS 7, bringing multiple enhancements to iPhone users.
Both the iPhone and BlackBerry apps have been enhanced with 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:
- 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
“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.”
In February, Rakuten, an Internet commerce company based in Japan has acquired popular instant messaging and VoIP app, Viber for $900M (estimated RM 3 billion).
Via the Viber app, users can send free text messages, fun stickers, photos, videos and doodles, share locations anywhere in the world, make free HD-quality calls and communicate with Push-To-Talk. With Viber Out, users can make low-cost calls to any phone number around the world. Viber is available for iPhone, Android phones and tablets, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Windows, Mac, Linux, Symbian, Nokia S40 and Bada devices.