]]>As Kevin is in Canada, I sat up until early AM on a Friday night, forsaking all beer and alcohol while I interviewed him over the design and building of Ap2Ap applications. Unfortunately the software we used to record the session didn’t actually record anything, the record now button only pretended so we lost the interview. However I still have the sample from Kevin which you can you find in the Extras Gallery.
What is Ap2Ap
If you build an application that communicates though Skype, then you will probably have noticed that all communication goes thought the chat window. ie, when you application posts a notification to your other application, the Skype chat message window appears and the text you sent can be clearly read.
Ap2Ap messaging is a way to communicate directly with another instance of your application running on a Skype user’s machine. You connect to the instance of the application, and the user accepts the connection, from that moment on the messages are passed directly to the application without going through the chat message window.
Useful if you want to send confidential data that you don’t want to appear in a chat window, game data when you don’t want the other player to see your next move, or just if you want to keep the chat window clean for application specific data.