This view allows user to set his profile information and manage his public IDs.
Going from the top the first options that a user can change is the profile picture and status text. The small circle on the picture is the status icon which turns green if you are online, if not it will be gray.
Profile picture (avatar)
Profile picture can be taken from a phone camera or be chosen from the camera roll.
When a new picture is loaded the application updates the file on the server. This picture is shown to all other users who has the user added as a contact. Also, even if someone do not have you in his contacts when you call him or send a message your picture will appear in number of places such as recent, incoming call popup, chats list and chat conversation view.
The resolution of the avatar is 600x600.
Status text (description)
The text is delivered to all other users who have you in the Contacts or have any communication with you. It is always shown next to your name and presence icon.
Service ID (VippieID)
As described in the part dedicated to the signup and log in procedures. From this view a user can set new service ID if not set yet. Actually it is the case when registration (sign up) was done with the use of phone number.
Once set the service ID cannot be changed.
After entering a new ID the application checks with the server if the ID is available.
The ID must start with a letter and cannot be longer than 20 (tbc) characters. Can contain following characters:
The phone number can be changed at any time, regardless if it was used during the sign up process or not. Same as during the signup the system sends an SMS with one time code in order to verify if the number really belongs to you.
If you signed up using the service ID you were asked for setting a password already. From this menu you can change it.
If you signed up with the phone number this field will be empty. It is because you do not really need a password in this case as the application stores the authentication credentials and does not ask for authentication when you open it next time. If you log out from the Settings menu the application will start with the initial sign up/log in screen. But even then if you use the same phone and enter the same phone number the system will let you in without any additional authentication.
The password is needed only if you want to use the same account on multiple devices. For example if you have the account created on iPhone and want to use it on your iPad. You can log in using either phone number or service ID and password.
The password is needed also if you want to log in to the VUP (Voipswitch User Portal) or to the PC version (Windows or Mac).
From this menu you can select which item will be presented as your caller ID. The choice is limited to your registered phone number, service ID and purchased phone numbers (DIDs).
The personal information added in the Profile details menu is publicly available to other users. You can be also found by your first and last name from the Find Friends menu.