Skype Developer Program ‘ Enhance the conversation’ Paul Amery: Director SDP [email_address] Sep 27 2007. San Jose
Why today? Key messages <ul><li>(1) The Skype Public  Platform is significantly evolving: plug outs </li></ul><ul><li>(2) ...
Introductions: Some U.S and other SDP partners
Yugma Inc. Minnesota
JiWire Inc. San Francisco
DialCom. San Francisco
Emotive Communications Inc. Encino
Convenos. Scotts Valley
EasyBits. Extras Ops Partner/Game Channel
TeleVoce
Motiv. Netherlands
ByteMobile. Mountain View
DataPoint Solutions. San Jose
Propel. San Jose
WebDialogs – now Lotus Sametime Unyte
In the beginning... Lenn Pryor
How do you measure the value of a developer platform? <ul><li>1. Is the platform rich and extensive? </li></ul><ul><li>2. ...
An audit: SDP 12 months ago “ D for Skype Developer” –  platform not evolving “ Is Skype neglecting it’s developers?” – no...
Today: (1)  The Skype Public Platform is evolving <ul><li>New:  1 st  Web Service from Skype: Prime, then Find (plug-out) ...
Which means more options for developers… <ul><li>Plug-in </li></ul><ul><li>Public APIs (05+) </li></ul><ul><li>Extras Dist...
Today (2): We have an active, global ecosystem ~6000 community developers, ~50 professional SW partners
Today (3) Clear route to market (RTM),  many solutions <ul><li>130+ integrated apps  </li></ul><ul><li>70 extras in Extras...
What’s popular  (Dec 13-Sep 19 2007) +11m games  Total Cumulative Downloads  20,921,606  100%  1.  CrazyTalk  6,545,675  3...
Route to market makes a difference “ Our relationship with SDP has enabled Unyte to acquire a broad international customer...
We still have more to do: 2008+ targets <ul><li>Make the Platform roadmap a reality </li></ul><ul><li>Grow the community <...
Small team Big things Platform & API TechEd & Comms Relationship (R+R) & Events Publishing & Tech Services Lester Wolli Av...
Proof of Life: Plug-ins: Extras Plug-outs: Mashups
CrazyTalk #1 downloaded Extra
So where next?
Coming soon… Skype Approved Integrator Platform Roadmap: Web Service Skype Technical Press
developer.skype.com
Top 10 2007 Skype Mashups video https://developer.skype.com/press?action=AttachFile&rename=Skypeextrasvideo.zip
And the winner of the U.S. mashup category is…  JiWire Wi-Fi Companion for Skype http://www.jiwire.com/skypebot-download.htm
Thank you
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  1. Skype Developer Program ‘ Enhance the conversation’ Paul Amery: Director SDP [email_address] Sep 27 2007. San Jose
  2. Why today? Key messages <ul><li>(1) The Skype Public Platform is significantly evolving: plug outs </li></ul><ul><li>(2) We have a dynamic developer community : showcase today </li></ul><ul><li>(3) We are announcing new initiatives and Mashup winner </li></ul>
  3. Introductions: Some U.S and other SDP partners
  4. Yugma Inc. Minnesota
  5. JiWire Inc. San Francisco
  6. DialCom. San Francisco
  7. Emotive Communications Inc. Encino
  8. Convenos. Scotts Valley
  9. EasyBits. Extras Ops Partner/Game Channel
  10. TeleVoce
  11. Motiv. Netherlands
  12. ByteMobile. Mountain View
  13. DataPoint Solutions. San Jose
  14. Propel. San Jose
  15. WebDialogs – now Lotus Sametime Unyte
  16. In the beginning... Lenn Pryor
  17. How do you measure the value of a developer platform? <ul><li>1. Is the platform rich and extensive? </li></ul><ul><li>2. Is there a large, energetic community? </li></ul>3. Is there a big, rapid pipeline of complementory end user solutions?
  18. An audit: SDP 12 months ago “ D for Skype Developer” – platform not evolving “ Is Skype neglecting it’s developers?” – no clear route to market * Stuart Henshall, Skype Journal ** Katie Fehrenbacher, GigaOM Client APIs available Back end Gallery Good foundations of a developer program √ √ √ x x Sources: * http://skypejournal.com/blog/archives/2005/07/skype_developer.php ** http://gigaom.com/2006/08/25/skype-developers/
  19. Today: (1) The Skype Public Platform is evolving <ul><li>New: 1 st Web Service from Skype: Prime, then Find (plug-out) </li></ul><ul><li>New: Open sourcing of Skype4COM </li></ul><ul><li>Evolving: “API 2” – conversation API’s </li></ul><ul><li>Evolving: Open sourced Skype4Java </li></ul><ul><li>Evolving: “Some of the best API docs out there” </li></ul><ul><li>Evolving : More wrappers, Skype 4 Python, Flash </li></ul>
  20. Which means more options for developers… <ul><li>Plug-in </li></ul><ul><li>Public APIs (05+) </li></ul><ul><li>Extras Distribution (Q406) </li></ul><ul><li>Plug-out </li></ul><ul><li>Mashups (Q307) </li></ul><ul><li>Web Services (08) </li></ul>today emerging
  21. Today (2): We have an active, global ecosystem ~6000 community developers, ~50 professional SW partners
  22. Today (3) Clear route to market (RTM), many solutions <ul><li>130+ integrated apps </li></ul><ul><li>70 extras in Extras Manager (for Windows) </li></ul><ul><li>34 in web & remote </li></ul><ul><li>20+ mashups </li></ul><ul><li>4 Mac, 1 Linux app </li></ul><ul><li>Ranges from enterprise business solutions to consumer dating/avatar/ringtone extras </li></ul>https://extras.skype.com/
  23. What’s popular (Dec 13-Sep 19 2007) +11m games Total Cumulative Downloads 20,921,606 100% 1. CrazyTalk 6,545,675 31.29% 2. Sketch Pad 2,201,272 10.52% 3. Pamela MP3 Call Recorder 1,998,428 9.55% 4. Ringjacker 1,829,928 8.75% 5. Boost My Profile with veroSee 1,287,370 6.15% 6. Unyte Application Sharing 1,227,806 5.87% 7. Movies 1,051,732 5.03% 8. TalkAndWrite 829,040 3.96% 9. KishKish Lie Detector 750,024 3.58% 10. Last.fm Radio 576,953 2.76%
  24. Route to market makes a difference “ Our relationship with SDP has enabled Unyte to acquire a broad international customer base that now reaches 500,000 users and 30 countries. Without our relationship with the Skype Developer Program, this kind of market reach would not have been possible for us.” Gershon Goren, Director of Engineering – WebDialogs (now IBM) http://www.oreilly.com/pub/a/etel/2007/05/31/skype-developer-program-a-tale-of-pioneering-and-persevering.html > Over 32 million Extra downloads in 9 months
  25. We still have more to do: 2008+ targets <ul><li>Make the Platform roadmap a reality </li></ul><ul><li>Grow the community </li></ul><ul><li>A faster, simpler route to market: payments & surfacing </li></ul><ul><li>Lots more solutions: plugins or plugouts, better biz app promotion </li></ul>
  26. Small team Big things Platform & API TechEd & Comms Relationship (R+R) & Events Publishing & Tech Services Lester Wolli Avo Halina Ants Paul Mirje Kristo Caitlin
  27. Proof of Life: Plug-ins: Extras Plug-outs: Mashups
  28. CrazyTalk #1 downloaded Extra
  29. So where next?
  30. Coming soon… Skype Approved Integrator Platform Roadmap: Web Service Skype Technical Press
  31. developer.skype.com
  32. Top 10 2007 Skype Mashups video https://developer.skype.com/press?action=AttachFile&rename=Skypeextrasvideo.zip
  33. And the winner of the U.S. mashup category is… JiWire Wi-Fi Companion for Skype http://www.jiwire.com/skypebot-download.htm
  34. Thank you

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