Skype Continues Evolution of Developer Program
San Jose, Calif., September 28, 2007, Skype has just named the U.S. Winner of Mashup Cup.
As part of its vision to extend its public platform to third-party developers, SDP has honored JiWire, Inc., for its winning entry in the 2007 Skype Mashup Competition. The JiWire Hotspot Finder for Skype™ was named the winner of the competition in the U.S. region last night during Skype’s Developer Program Open House.
JiWire has created a dynamic mobile Internet experience for Skype users through a unique plug-in for finding and connecting to wireless networks. Considering the many strong entries in the Skype Mashup Competition, we’re delighted that the JiWire Hotspot Finder for Skype has been chosen for this award
said Nihad Hafiz, Co-Founder, President and COO of JiWire.
To what Paul answered:
The mashup judges felt this was the best submission from the U.S. region as it is stable, looks great and, perhaps most important, is useful. Slick, smooth and useful – this is a good benchmark for other developers to consider.
]]>Developers from all around the world have been creating and submitting 21 Skype plug-ins and mashups since the competition, which was announced at eBay Live! in June, officially began this past July 1st.
Earlier this month, PamConsult’s PamFax was named the global winner.
All entries were judged using the same criteria of Skypeness: usability, coolness, stability, usefulness, innovation, flair and layout.
The Skype Mashup competition is part of Skype’s overall developer program strategy to ‘reach out’ and provide a global opportunity for developers to innovate and create new businesses and software that enrich the Skype experience for users.
Skype looks to continue evolving its public APIs and opening up Web Services as an increasing number of developers seek to build mashups, widgets and other applications using APIs from Skype and other third-party service providers.
Next coming event: Tokyo next 5th of October 2007!!! Let’s write down the next story…