It has to be free!
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8 Giggity, Giggity, Gigg-it-y.
I think the best thing they could do is start with sip.. which they probably are..
The biggest problem with skype is that it offers only one thing for free - computer to computer calling.
With SIP I currently have 2 separate incoming phone numbers, plus I can call free to anywhere in America. If I want to call anywhere else, the rates are just as good or better than skype. All this is for free, and all this is based on a WORLDWIDE standard. None of this proprietary stuff. I can use any client I want. Hardware or software clients. I can have multiple clients ring at the same time. I can decide on a compression codec. I can decide LOTS of different features. I can also run my own "Internet phone Company" if I wish, and use my landline connected to VOIP to make my calls.
Skype allows none of that.
I rest my case.
dont get too excited yet - no sound in or out
im assuming that the recording program will cause a delay ie. first it has to record and then send making a normal conversation difficult.
Any developer worth his salt will understand what I mean.
Of course there may be another issue that ericas program might have a delay before it starts recording, which may cause difficulties...
Erica's program write the file directly to flash using the high-level Celestial framework... Extremely easy to use, and quite useless to VoIP... Also I don't have any news of people succeeding in accessing the microphone through the low level functions... So, unless someone found that out and kept it to himself/herself, no VoIP so soon...
As for the "recent breakthroughs" in SIP, they just managed to run a ported pjsip on the iPod Touch... I had done that in the iPhone a couple of months ago, but without microphone access, it's useless...