Just like the major Android apps are adapting to the Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean UI, big Windows 8 apps such as Skype are preparing for the “Modern UI” interface, the name of Metro. The folks of neowin.net have managed to score some screenshots of the “metrofied” Skype for Windows 8 and I have to say it’s quite pretty.
They also tested the solution in preview state and found it to be pretty stable and usable. They conducted a bunch of calls with one and multi person chats with almost no problems. The UI is described as fluid and fast and it seems based on swiping and tiles, just like the entire Modern UI. No crashes were registered during the test and all tasks were handled well. The interface is clean and simple and chatting via text is, for once a pleasant experience.
The text uses large fonts and alternating colored backgrounds for different chatters make everything look nice and seamlessly integrate into Windows 8. This is one of the first big official apps for Windows 8 that we’re seeing preview and I’m looking forward to seeing more in the near future. Perhaps a Twitter client this time?