Skype API In Action

posted on 11/12/04 at 12:37:59 am by Joel Ross

On my blog, I added a something new. It's my current Skype status. From it, you can click it to see my Q-Card, where you can leave me a message to call you, and I get an IM from Jyve telling me you want me to call you. You can send me a phone number, or your Skype ID. If you're interested, you can sign up for free (there are other features too), and get a 45 day trial of the Q-Card page. Go check it out.

Want to try the API out for yourself? Over at someone posted a COM dll and some sample code that uses the Skype API. It's on geocities, so who knows how long it will be up (those pages tend to disappear quickly). I have the documentation, the library, and the VB.NET sample downloaded though, so if you can't get to the page, let me know. I'll send it your way. I tried out the sample app, and was able to change my Skype Status through the API. I didn't try too much else, but that was pretty cool.

This is getting exciting. I'm still waiting for a way to call a Skype user from a regular phone. Maybe Skype needs a phone number, and everyone gets an extension? 1-800-SkypeMe maybe?

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