Skype: Feature evolution and support for the Skype Desktop API

November 8, 2013 in News by admin

Skype_LogoYou might have noticed that skype was telling people that any third-party applications including call recorders, hardware add-ons, and non-Skype chat clients, will stop working starting this December.  This could change however, as the company announced that call recorders and hardware add-ons will continue to work for the indefinite future.

Quoting from skype blog:

As Mark Gillett described in his Technology Changes to Improve the Skype Experience blog post – the team has been hard at work updating our infrastructure and evolving our experiences across all our supported platforms.  The investments we’re making in Skype – to a highly mobile, cloud connected world – come with some key changes to our application and service architecture, and by extension – our support for the Desktop API used by 3rd party developers to extend Skype functionality.  Previously we shared that we would retire the Desktop API later this year. However, I’m happy to share that we will be extending support for two of the most widely used features – call recording and compatibility with hardware devices – until we determine alternative options or retire the current solution. Although chat via third party applications, will cease to work as previously communicated.

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