[sc:mobile-category ]The VOIP apps for Windows Phone are coming fast and furiously now, LinPhone is the latest.
Unlike Adore Softphone, LinPhone is a much more complete softphone. It’s user interface is more polished and complete, but it has the Skype issue of crashing the entire phone when unlocking the screen.
It seems likely that the issue is actually with WP8, GDR2 has several “stability” updates for VOIP apps. Before I had installed GDR2, I had to remove both Skype and LinPhone to keep my phone stable, however since GDR2 I re-installed Skype and it has been running flawlessly since then.
I waited a few days before installing LinPhone and unfortunately, it installs, but now it no longer launches. Presumably whatever Microsoft fixed in GDR2 has changed some of the low-level API’s and broken LinPhone. I’ll have to wait until they push out and update to address GDR2 before I can say how well it works.
I look forward to seeing a new version soon.