Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Not ready for prime time

The much heralded Skype For iPhone arrived today, and like the dutiful geek I am, I installed it on my iPhone. I put in my user ID and password, and hey, worked! Well, sort of. My contacts list came up, so I decided to send a message to a friend. I hit his name, hit the 'Chat' button by his name, and started typing in the first line of the message... and as I hit characters on the keypad, the phone got slower... and slower... and slower... to respond, until finally it locked up altogether and Skype crashed and put me back at the Springboard application menu. Okay, so something went wrong there, so I tried again... and again... and again... out of four attempts to send a single-line message to the friend, only *one* went through, the rest ended up with crashes.

Too bad. Good idea, lousy execution. Skype must be taking programming lessons from Microsoft(tm), when they should have been taking programming lessons from Linux. Sigh.

-- Badtux the Programmer Penguin


  1. Don't ya just love it when things don't work like they're supposed to.

  2. I just spotted a googlenews article blurb on that. I don't have to have the latest geeky stuff. My kid had to teach me how to txt lol


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