Skype co-founder Janus Friis is backing a new communications app called Wire, out now for iOS, Android and Mac OS X.
Much of that, in Wire’s case, means under-the-hood improvements that users don’t necessarily see, such as advancements in media processing, audio technology, file compression and delivery, and more.
Wire pairs this more solid infrastructure with an uncluttered, simple design that will likely be the initial attraction for mainstream users.
Skype, of course, is one of the top communication apps in the world, but it’s also running on dated technology.
Users still experience issues with call quality, connection problems, synchronization and more.
Read more: Based in Zug, Switzerland, Berlin and elsewhere, Wire has a strong team with deep backgrounds in communications, including those who worked in product and technology at Apple, Skype, Nokia and Microsoft.