Submitted by Chris on Tuesday, October 11, 2011.
OK, this really! pisses me off something fierce! Skype used to be one of my absolute favorite I O S apps. Over the last, oh, I don't know... say... 2 or 3 updates, roughly, they've back-peddled in accessibility! Now, it's just gross! For one thing, good luck finding the end call button, when you're in an active call, and two finger double tapping does absolutely nothing more than start your IPod music playing if you have any on your device, which of course, I do. Second of all, after receiving or making a Skype call, once the call does drop, even after that, Voiceover remains going through the earpiece, not the loud speaker, so good luck being able to hear anything unless you put it right up to your ear. The only way to fix that is to go to the app switcher, and completely close the Skype application. What a piece a crap! Even for sighted people this would be disgusting as you mean to tell me, you gotta close skype after hanging up a call, or else you can't listen to music or any audio through your loud speaker? That's! ab, suh lootly, ridiculous! Oh, and, I'm not even done yet! In an active call, find the button that says something about speaker button. Double tap it, and watch it very happily laugh at you, and not do a single thing! I dono if that's because Voiceover is reporting the button wrong, or what, but come, on, peole! this is stupid! I mean, God damn! They had an app that worked perfectly, parden my language, by the way, but then, oh, we want it less cluttered, we want it to look more... gasp... sexy, quote unquote? So we'll just fluster cluck it to shreds on accessibility, no one'll care, no one'll say anything. Yeah... uh huh, sure! If they keep this up, IO'll find another app to replace my voice chatting needs. And to make it worse, you write their contact form on their web site, and wait over a year, I know as I had an issue with the pc version, and wrote 'em. No one ever writes back. You really almost have to wonder if they're even looking at the damn contact requests coming in. I somehow highly doubt it.
Sorry for blowing off the steam, but this really makes me quite angry when developers take this nasty ass approach! Skype developers if you're reading this, which I really doubt, get your act together for God sake, or lose a ton of loyal customers, bottom line! The choice is your's!