Skype is launching a new SDK that will allow consumer electronic and desktop software innovators to embed Skype into their products.
SkypeKit will initially be available as a beta on an invitation-only basis. SkypeKit for consumer electronic device makers will be available tomorrow, June 23, based on the Linux OS. For desktop software developers, SkypeKit will be available for Windows and Mac in the next few weeks.
SkypeKit will include a robust set of APIs for a variety of popular Skype features, including voice and video calling and instant messaging, and it will also deliver Skype’s signature super wideband audio, based on the SILK codec.
According to the SkypeKit blog, "Providing these assets to a broad range of platforms, operating systems, and audio/video interfaces is not a trivial challenge, but we are excited about the opportunity ahead and look forward to the many new innovations that will extend the benefits of Skype. So hopefully, our announcement of SkypeKit will encourage you to imagine new possibilities and get coding!"