SkypeWeb Beta is here!
Those that signed up for SkypeWeb information will be pleased to hear that you are about to receive the details on how to take part in the SkypeWeb beta.
]]>What is SkypeWeb?
SkypeWeb is a new feature of Skype 2.0 that allows Skype users to display their Skype online status on a Web page, email, blog, any other HTML enabled content or any other Internet-enabled application.
The button below shows my current Skype status:
The great thing about SkypeWeb is it is so easy to add to your website, it works on a simple HTTP query.
This button was added by using the following line of HTML:
What’s more you have control over the button style you display, just by manipulating the URL query string.
For developers returning a button may or may not be helpful in your application, so by changing the query string you can retrieve a text string:
or if you prefer the result in a localized language
Similarly you can retrieve the status represented as a numeric value or in XML which will return all the localized strings.
Naturally some people may not want others to see their Skype status.
SkypeWeb, by default, is off until you explicitly opt in by selecting the relevant item from the client.
How do I get the beta?
Your probably wondering how you get the beta, drop an email to SkypeWeb@Skype.com