19-02-2012 16:54 - edited 19-02-2012 16:59
I have an iPad and don't use it much for Skyping, but out of curiosity I too have tried to find how to add a a contact. I've been unsuccessful.
What I do is manage my Contacts list and other settings via Skype running in Windows. The Mac version would work for that too.
If you don't have a PC or Mac available to make it easy to add contacts, I hope someone else will come along here with a solution for the iPad. I'm suspecting at this time the iPad app doesn't yet have the add-a-contact feature.
edit: Once contacts are added, the Contacts lists on the iPad shows up in a column to the left of the main window. When the Skype app is first started, the main window shows "Lists," All Contacts, iPad Contacts; Online Contacts; Saved Phone Numbers; Skype Contacts.
I usually tap Online Contacts but I still see no way to add a Skype contact in the app.