HOUSTON, Sept. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Voxofon, a rapidly growing provider of over-the-top (OTT) voice and messaging services, today announced app support for the Apple iOS7 platform along with a significant facelift to their user interface and app icon. The slate of new features available in version 5.0 is designed to optimize the experience with iOS 7 as well as make it even easier to call, text, and organize your contacts. The new application, which is available through Apple's iTunes Store immediately, will enhance Voxofon users' ability to stay connected via voice and messaging services with friends, family and work associates around the world or across the street.
Voxofon's free and low-cost voice and messaging services provide free app-to-app texts, inexpensive international and domestic calling and affordable SMS messaging, regardless of whether users have newer generation smartphones, more basic feature phones, tablets or computers. No other OTT provider matches Voxofon's cross-platform capabilities, broad range of functionality or exceptional user experience.
"With this update and feature enhancement, iOS7 users can more intuitively make calls and send texts throughout the app, which makes staying in touch with family and friends even easier," said Julia Goloshubina, Vice President – Products with Voxofon. "We allow you to see immediately which contacts you can call for free or an international list of contacts if you wish. We also offer dialing tips from within the app, eliminating the complexities of calling internationally."
In addition to supporting Apple's iOS7, Voxofon's latest version features:
- German and Spanish localization;
- Simplified calling and texting interface from the contacts list;
- Ability to quickly access free and international contacts from the new interface;
- Addition of country flags to each contact to quickly identify and verify contact location;
- Helpful tips throughout the app to assist with dialing to various countries; and
- Streamlined app navigation.
Users give Voxofon for iPhone and iPod an excellent rating of 4.5 stars. This positive customer experience is fueling top-line and bottom-line growth, with the company reporting significant increases in every important business metric during the first half of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. Downloads have tripled for its apps for international and domestic voice and messaging and the number of weekly callers has increased 136 percent.
"As the only provider that can deliver this range of functionality and user experience, we are committed to delivering best-in-class features and operability with every new operating system upgrade," Goloshubina said. "The new iOS7 platform, along with our newest features and upgrades, allows Voxofon to continue its leadership in delivering free and low-cost voice and messaging services, no matter what connected devices are used."
Voxofon, a provider of OTT (over-the-top) voice and messaging solutions, develops simple, easy-to-use apps (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry) that deliver free and low-cost calls and texts globally. Designed to enable both smartphone and feature phone users, Voxofon delivers a cloud-powered platform that makes it easy to have real-time communication with practically anyone in the world. Voxofon is based in Houston, Texas, and was founded in 2008. For more information, please visit www.voxofon.com.
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