Saturday, September 12, 2009

Skype discontinues Skype Extras

Skype discontinues Skype Extras. It's very sad but's true. It has been announced on the Skype Developer Zone Blog.

September is each year a month of sad Skype news. Who doesn't remember September 2008 when they closed Skypecasts?

Anyway, let's continue and quote them:

", simply not enough people were using them to justify our continued support of the Extras programme. Unfortunately, effective today, we will shut down the Skype Extras programme.

So what does this mean?
We will no longer certify new Extras. However, all existing Extras will stay certified until their expiration dates and all unused test tickets will be reimbursed.
We will continue to distribute applications through the existing Extras Manager in Skype for Windows, but will no longer add new Extras.
All public API documents will continue to be maintained.
Skype will continue to support accessories via the Public API.
The Skype shop will continue to feature currently listed Extras."


Another sad day for the Skype community.

I wonder what comes next!

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