Viber Messenger: Chats & Calls
Description of App
With Viber, everyone in the world can connect. Freely. More than 300 million Viber users text, call, and send photo and video messages worldwide over WiFi or 3G - for free. Viber Out can be used to make calls to non-Viber landlines and mobile numbers at low rates. Viber is available for many smartphones and platforms. On Viber, your phone number is your ID. The app syncs with your mobile contact list, automatically detecting which of your contacts have Viber. ・Text with your friends ・Make free calls with HD sound quality ・Share photos, videos, voice messages, locations, stickers and emoticons ・Groups with up to 100 participants ・Download stickers from the Sticker Market, making messaging fun! ・Push notifications guarantee that you never miss a call or message, even when Viber is off ・Support for the Viber Desktop application on Windows, Mac, Linux and Windows 8 Localized to: Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (SP), Chinese (TR), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (BR), Portuguese (PT), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese Viber is completely free with no advertising. We value your privacy. Follow us for updates and news: Facebook - http://facebook.com/viber Twitter - http://twitter.com/viber __________ (*) Network data charges may apply
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AppleVis Editor's Note: the ratings for this app have been amended to reflect the accessibililty improvemetns that were reported in version 3.0.
Original Comments: Works almost ideally since the version 2.2.0. The only still inaccessible parts are the call history and messages but compared to what was there before it's a huge step forward. Really recommended!
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I've been advised by a user of this app that by default it spams all the people you follow on Twitter once installed.
I do not use this app, so cannot confirm whether this is the case. However, it would certainly appear to be something to watch out for.
One of the developers of this app has just posted the following comment to the VIPhone mailing list:
At this stage, VoiceOver support is not planned in Viber. We will look into it in the future and see whether or not it would be possible to develop this feature.
So, as they have no plans to make their app accessible, I would encourage users to look elsewhere and support those developers who do care about accessibility and don't regard it is just a 'feature'.
Most of this app. is accessible using VoiceOver. But when you look at the page where all the history of the conversations is maintained you can hear delete button but can't reach it to delete the conversation. Also accessing the end call button is a guessing game.
Although it's possible to remove logs on Viber, the process is tricky. Often I've accidentally contacted the person instead of performing the appropriate action. Simply double-tap and hold on the name of the individual, then swipe to the left. Your finger still has to be on the screen when doing this. Move to the delete button, and double-tap it. The end button is found at the bottom right hand corner of the screen. Good luck
Thanks for your reply, unfortunately I did not get an email notification to my email id about your reply. I will try out this technique later today. Thanks once again.
A new update for Viber was released today; Version 5.0.0. Was just wondering if anyone has tried it yet. Are there any accessibility concerns/issues to be aware of as far as this update is concerned?
what are experiences with audio messages and iPhone 6? On my 5s when I double tap on audio message item it plays normally. However a person with iPhone 6 can't play, actually nothing happens. The more interesting thing is that video messages are playing fine for him.
The braille screen input does not show in the VoiceOver rotor inside Viber chats. Does anybody have the same issue?