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Skype Releases Open SDK for Linux

Jun 24, 2010, 13:35 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Today, Skype is releasing an open software development kit (SDK) for developers called SkypeKit which will allow Skype calls, instant messaging, video chat and other features to be integrated into consumer electronics and computers. For the past few years, Skype has found its way into a variety of devices from cordless phones and mobile phones to TVs through direct partnerships with device manufacturers. But with SkypeKit, the SDK is now available to all developers.

""The SDK is very similar to what we use internally," says general manager Jonathan Christensen. It goes much deeper than Skype's public API, which is more for accessories like headphones."

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