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Use Skype URIs to start Skype chats and calls from websites or mobile apps

Skype URIs provide a simple way for developers to initiate Skype calls and chats directly from their websites, desktop and mobile apps. As long as the user has Skype installed on their computer or mobile device, the URI will bring… Read more

Mobile testing toolkit helps OEMs validate consistent Skype experience on Android devices

Skype is the most popular video calling application on Android handsets and tablets with more than 90 million downloads. As more and more Android devices enter the market, we want to ensure that every Skype user gets the best video-calling… Read more

Announcing SkypeKit for Desktop with Video Calling

We opened up SkypeKit in June to accelerate Skype's presence in the consumer electronics industry. While the response from developers was overwhelmingly positive, there were still calls for SkypeKit to allow for the development of desktop applications with integrated Skype… Read more