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This article takes a look at the differences between the ORTC API and WebRTC 1.0/RTCPeerConnection API and what upcoming ORTC API support in Edge may mean for developers.
Microsoft announced availability of the ORTC API preview for Edge. ORTC API support is not yet available in other browsers which may pose some difficulties for app developers.
Skype is still axing Chat on its Desktop API, keeps recording and device capability--for now. The Matrox Maevex PowerStream API is available to manage Maevex H.264 encoders and decoders. Plus: LinkedIn adds restrictions on APIs, Pebble SDK hits 2.0 with new APIs, iOS 7 support, and 9 new APIs.
Microsoft plans to terminate the Skype API, provoking developers to launch a petition. Goo Technologies demonstrates Firefox web audio. Plus: TM Forum launches proven API ecosystem, Google updates CardDAV API, and 10 new APIs.
Skype is closing its desktop API at the end of 2013. Stormpath joins the AWS marketplace and partner network. Plus: a hack-day tool for parsing civic data and 13 new APIs.
Skype plans to shutdown its Desktop API by year-end and expects all developers to embrace Skype URIs as the standard mechanism to integrate Skype functionality in their mobile, web and desktop applications. Come September, the Skype Application will be stopped, Chat functionality through the Desktop API will be disabled and users will be internally messaged about these changes.
Today In APIs: API Mashup Contest returns, Skype API vulnerability, TwilioCon 2012 Hackathon and 8 New APIs
The API Mashup Contest is now in its 4th edition. Hackers exploit the Skype API to infect Windows PCs. Plus: TwilioCon 2012 Hackathon, Art.sy is mapping the world of art on the web, and 8 New APIs.
Instant messaging and chat services are very popular on ProgrammableWeb. With that in mind, we've listed the most popular chat APIs on ProgrammableWeb based on traffic and other factors. The APIs list includes 57 of the most popular chat APIs plus we have also have listed 28 Skype mashups.
A long time ago in Internet years, in a galaxy not so far away, a handful of tech titans in Silicon Valley and Seattle began building business platforms and battling for supremacy. The mobile device and app revolution hadn't yet begun. Terms like "social networking" and "wisdom of crowds" were going “viral". Web services and APIs were still emerging. The Google IPO of late 2004 had effectively slammed shut the Web 1.0 dotbomb era, paving the way for the amazing evolution of Web 2.0 services in 2005 that hit the mainstream in 2006.