“Skype was launched more than a decade ago,” Friis says in a press release announcing the app. “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.”
Despite its name, Wire is developed for wireless communications (you don’t say!), including messaging, voice calling, and even sharing of photos, videos, and songs. Specifically, with its attractive and elegant interface, Wire allows for one-on-one and group chatting, HD audio calling, and sharing of images, YouTube clips, and SoundCloud music.
Of course, Wire is also synced across the platforms it’s available on, whether on smartphone, tablet, or desktop.
It’s also available now on Android. Its Web browser version is said to be coming soon.
See also: Viber messaging app updated with Public Chats for both participants and followers, Facebook updates Rooms with push notifications, custom sounds and activity dashboard, and Twitter now lets you privately share and discuss tweets via direct message.