Posts Tagged ‘skype’


Sunday, December 9th, 2007

Yesterday was PlugLondon – a developer meetup held at Skype’s offices in London.

It was different to the geek meetings I’ve been to before… for one thing, I didn’t bring a laptop or write a line of code!

The focus was slightly different – the idea seemed to be to bring together developers with companies who produce API’s. People came from a variety of tech companies (such as PayPal, eBay, skype, BBC, Yahoo!) to give presentations on the API’s that they are responsible for, either to introduce it or explain some interesting or novel technical aspect. I’ve played with many web services and APIs, but I definitely learnt a few things.

It was a chance for them to get feedback on their API’s from the developers that they’re trying to encourage to use them. It was very interactive – they seemed keen to find out who had tried the API’s, what people thought of them, what people would like to see added or changed, and so on.


skypephone… after a few days

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

I wrote on Monday about the skypephone about what I learnt at the launch event.

Now that I’ve had a chance to play with it for a few days and make a few calls, I thought I’d add just a few of the thoughts I’ve had since then.



Monday, October 29th, 2007

skype and 3People who follow me on twitter will know that I skived off work today to go up to London for the launch of the skypephone – the new mobile phone launched by skype and 3 today.

I got to see the new phone, hear presentations from top execs for skype and 3, and even have a quick chat with them afterwards.

We got to meet some of the product managers and developers, and were given an interesting demo of the products – walking us through some of the features. one of the presentations

And at the end of it all, I was given two of the phones to take away with me (to borrow for three months).

All this is by way of disclosure, so how much you will trust what else I have to say will depend on how easy you think I am to buy with free coffee and gadgets 🙂