Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Skype Lite for Android, Skype+Aadhaar Announced at Microsoft's Future Decoded Conference

Bessie Robbins | 22 February, 2017, 16:12

Built for Indian audiences, the platform was described as "simple yet powerful" by Nadella.

The US technology giant is bringing cloud and world class artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to India, use of which will cut costs and remove frictions.

LinkedIn Lite is a tool that will help people connect from low-connectivity zones in the country. But this is the opportunity that we have for Skype.

The CEO also announced that cloud computing was gathering pace in India and all sectors including auto, finance and the public sector was adopting the new platform.

The new Skype Lite app has been developed at Microsoft's Hyderabad development center and tested with consumers in India before today's launch. As you can see, the application is now available for free through the following link to Google Play.

Skype Lite is a 13MB app that has features built-in to conserve data usage. He added that Aadhaar is "going to be the fundamental identity system of the messaging client that is going to be available in India for every Indian citizen".

Skype had an early mover advantage and was the de facto solution for Indians to do worldwide video calling, especially for parents to communicate with children overseas. It has further been upgraded to consume less battery and introduce a low data usage mode for video calls. With the help of this app, the images will be compressed if user's wish to re-send the images then it will be sent directly using Skype, instead of downloading and uploading it again and again. For example, a recruiter might use Skype Lite to verify the identity of a job candidate before starting a video interview with them. When integrated, the IM tab will show your SMS messages as well. Once you grant the permissions, it takes a while for the app to populate the messages, contacts and bots.

As soon as the training is completed, Microsoft will update their profiles for employers to shortlist and hire the skilled workers.

Skype Lite, Project Sangam, and Kaizala are all aimed at improving smartphone productivity in the entrepreneurial space.

In addition, Skype Lite has also partnered with the Aadhaar program and will integrate its technology by June 2017. If the person chooses to share that information, at the end of the call, all of the Aadhaar ID data is completely erased from the recipient's device. The app interfaces also allow users to check the amount of data used by Skype Lite, both on cellular and WiFi. It now supports a total of seven Indian languages including Gujarati, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telegu and Urdu. Despite these big names, Facebook remains in poll position in India - its WhatsApp service claims over 160 million users and its core social network is dominant for non-messaging purposes with 155 million users.


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