Skype 2.0 for Developers
Have you got the beta of Skype 2.0 yet? Want to know what’s new for developers?
If so, take a look at the VideoandButtons interview in the LearningZone for a quick walkthrough of Skype video and the new Skype buttons that show your presence.
Skype 2.0 adds many new features, and if you take a look at the video interview you will also see Skype Buttons which use our presence server (SkypeWeb).
Though not in the beta, you will be able to place specially designed Skype buttons on your webpage that indicate your Skype status. If you are available then people visiting your site will see that you are online, if you set you status to busy then the button on your button change to indicate busy. This is great for blogs and other areas where you want to display your prescence.
]]>Skype 2.0 Beta Features
The beta version of Skype 2.0 is available for people to download at www.skype.com. The free software includes:
Skype Video – see your friends and family on the full computer screen or in the Skype calling window. Skype Video also includes a window to view what you
Simplified user interface – an intuitive menu for one-click access to key features and options makes it even easier for the whole world to talk for free.
Self expression – broadcast your mood along with your online presence. Let your contacts know whether you’re happy, sad, listening to your favorite music, available to talk or do not want to be disturbed.
Personalization – personalize your Skype identity with avatars or custom ring tones. http://personal.skype.com
Show your time zone – before you wake up your friends, family or colleagues take a quick glance to see what time it is in their location.
Group your contacts – organize your contacts by grouping your friends, co-workers or family members. Start conference calls, chats or file sharing with the whole group with just one click.
Real time contact search – look up contacts in real-time by typing a name into the dialing field.
Skype toolbar for Microsoft Outlook – one click calling to contacts from your Microsoft Outlook address book. http://www.skype.com/products/skypeemailtoolbar/
In Jaanus blog he has summarised the new features nicely. blogs.skype.com/