Skype’s a big hit with lots of folks, and developers who would like to share in its success will now have an opportunity. While something for the Linux crowd was already out there, a version of SkypeKit for Windows and Mac developers has been made available today.
There has definitely been a demand for this. On the Skype Developer Blog, Jonathan Christensen explained, “The enthusiastic response from developers and device makers to SkypeKit has delighted me and my team. To date, we’ve received thousands of SkypeKit beta requests from forward-thinking manufacturers and software makers, and we hope they will build many new innovative devices and applications using SkypeKit.”
As for what sort of stuff is on the figurative menu, Christensen stated, “Now multiple desktop applications can offer Skype conversations – including video, voice, and text – without the need for users to separately download Skype software.”
So go have fun (and/or be productive) if this appeals to you. Plenty of distant relatives, members of the military, and regular old cheap people are sure to keep Skype popular for years to come.
Just don’t be slow to act if you want to participate, because the program’s still considered to be in beta and only a limited number of invitations are available.