This is a Ruby gem for the Skype Desktop API for Mac and Linux. Use this wrapper to access the full functionality of the Skype API like - making and receiving calls, video and chatting. The gem is authored by Sho Hashimoto and has documentation and downloads available on GitHub or through RubyGems.
Google intends to shut down the Google Hangouts API on April 25th. The change means developers will not be able to create new apps using the API, and any existing apps that rely on the API will effectively be left for dead on their feet. Why? So Google can further refine Hangouts for the enterprise.
TokBox - creators of the OpenTok APIs and platform that enable WebRTC video support - have today launched new live video chat tools for app developers and enterprises. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Scott Lomond, VP of Marketing at TokBox on the eve of the announcement, made today at the WebRTC Expo and Conference.
Last September, OneTok announced that its API moved out of beta and was publicly available for developers to integrate speech recognition functionality into any app. Since then, OneTok has overhauled the platform, refined its focus, and readied itself to better meet developer needs. Today, the platform focuses on audio transport and processing. OneTok has captured its core functionality in an SDK that developers can embed in existing apps or websites.