While I've been rebuilding PC's this week, a lot has been going on. Some of what caught my eye includes:
The Skype Journal has been at the Skype Ebay Devcon. Among the more notable items:
- Jim Courtney's discovery of IM+ for Skype. If you need access to your Skype buddy list, and to be able to make Skype calls from Blackberry, this is the solution for you. He and I exchanged IM notes, and then the next day I got a call from Dan York made via IM+ for Skype. Interestingly enough, it appeared to be a conference between Dan York, his mobile, and my PC. Haven't figured out yet how that works.
- With the launch of the Skype 3.5 beta, you can now transfer calls to the PSTN. This is a crucial feature which will unlock a range of new applications. We've been waiting for this for a long time at iotum, but it comes rather late as our development efforts have shifted to presence and mobility.
And lastly, at iotum we slipped our first new Talk-Now release out in several weeks. More on that in a post later today.