Make Skype better? No.
Make Skype work as expected? No.
Make a news app under the Skype name which is a copy of other apps that are already mainstream ? Yes. That's the way to get users to use the service...
To check my facebook news feed there's; old facebook App. To talk with my fb friends there's; messenger app (excluding whatsapp). To check in places; swarm App. To check THE places there's; foursquare . to voice talk : regular skype. to voice talk to fool around : skype qix.
If I use a service I have to install every single app of theirs to get the full experience. It feels like my phone is filled with crapware like in every samsung phone that I can't delete. Becuase I want to use them too.
Really liking the look and feel of the app and product site. Great color palette.