Derek Lakin

Skype Qik 1.5

We released yet another version of Skype Qik today, v1.5. To be honest, while we focus on the Universal app on Windows Phone there wasn't much in the Windows Phone release, but we did manage to ship the filter effects, which was the key feature in this release. Here's the relevant section from the Skype Garage blog post:

Qik 1.5 also gives you new ways to express yourself on Windows Phone, iPhone and Android. We created 8 new effects you can use while recording your videos to make them more fun and playful. Once you open the viewfinder, you can select an effect to apply to your video. You can even switch from one to another while you’re recording to include multiple effects in one video message. Choose from favorites like mirror, x-ray and Minecraft (a staff favorite that makes you look 8-bit) or go crazy with hearts or snow. On iPhone and Android, tap the magic wand in the viewfinder window to display the effects options. On Windows Phone, swipe on the viewfinder to cycle through the different styles.

NOTE: On Windows Phone there's a simple swipe interface for filter selection, not the experience shown in the screenshot above.

My team are still heads down and focused on the Universal app and we can't wait to share it with you all! In the meantime, enjoy the filters :)

UPDATE: Here's a few screenshots I snagged from my Windows Phone:

Stretch Minecraft Fisheye

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