Allows developers to integrate Skype to any device.
Skype has unveiled its new developer SDK, named SkypeKit, which allows developers to inegrate Skype video and audio chat into virtually any web-connected device or product with their own customer interface.
At Skype, we believe that every connected device is, potentially, a communications device. We envision a future in which you’ll see and converse with the people in your life no matter where you are or what you’re doing — sitting in your car, watching TV in your living room, or just checking the time.
That’s why we’re so excited to announce SkypeKit, a collection of software and APIs that allows Internet-connected devices or applications to offer Skype voice and video calls. SkypeKit is designed to work with a wide variety of chip sets, operating systems, and audio/video devices. Think of SkypeKit as a “headless” version of Skype–that is, it runs invisibly with no user display. That way, developers are free to surface and deliver Skype functionality through their own products’ interfaces.
Developers can signup for the beta starting today, June 23rd. At the moment, the new SDK only supports Linux but Skype promises to add Windows and Mac support soon.