SkypeKit now available for Mac and Windows developers
A few weeks ago, we announced SkypeKit, a new software development kit that enables hardware and software makers to add Skype functionality to their devices and applications. At that time, we introduced a version of SkypeKit that was compatible with the Linux operating system, and we promised that Windows and Mac versions wouldn’t be far behind.
Today, Skype is taking the next step by announcing a new version of the SkypeKit Beta SDK that works on Windows (x86) and Mac OS X. Now multiple desktop applications can offer Skype conversations — including video, voice, and text — without the need for users to separately download Skype software.
The enthusiastic response from developers and device makers to SkypeKit has delighted me and my team. To date, we’ve received thousands of SkypeKit beta requests from forward-thinking manufacturers and software makers, and we hope they will build many new innovative devices and applications using SkypeKit.
To request access to SkypeKit beta releases, please visit Skype Developer, our new developer portal. Please note, however, that Skype is issuing only a limited number of invitations to the beta program.