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Eyeball Messenger – beta .09

Here is a sneak peak of the Eyeball Messenger v1.0 currently in beta, built using the yet to be released Eyeball Messenger SDK. Now with federated IM accounts including MSN, AOL, Yahoo and Google plus support for open standards = SIP (VoIP, Video) and XMPP (IM and Presence).

I can’t tell you how pumped I am already, I am now using this instead of 5 other applications = 4 messengers plus our SIP softphone, now I get them all in one app.

Main Messenger Interface

The SIP softphone / dial pad is really cool, accessed by clicking on the purple phone button, it works pretty slick. I can use it to call via my Buddy List (as long as they are using SIP) or I can call a SIP URI / real phone number via my SIP / VoIP network. Video calls also use SIP and it’s very easy to use, highlight your buddy and in one click you’re in business.

SIP Softphone

I have had a huge amount of input on this design so it’s not suprising that I think it’s a HOT app, I might be little biased 😉 If you are interested in getting in on the beta send an email to the beta program manager = rsc AT eyeball.com, he tells me that he is still looking for a few good beta testers who have access to various SIP and XMPP networks.

More on Eyeball…

P2P SIP at the 64th IETF – Part 2 – Video

This is part 2 of the footage that was shot at the last IETF P2P SIP Adhoc BOF in Vancouver, BC. There is one more reel to follow, I will post that early next week. In an effort to conserve quality and reduce file size I have made the display only 180×240.

http://sipthat.com/movies/p2p-sip-2256K_Stream.mp4

If you are interested in getting your hands on the AVI files (for DVD production for instance) I would be happy to send them to you, just send me an email: erik AT sipthat.com.

For meeting presentations and notes: http://www.p2psip.org

P2P SIP at the 64th IETF – Video Footage

This footage was shot at the last IETF P2P SIP Adhoc BOF. This is the first reel, there are 2 to follow, early next week. In an effort to conserve quality and reduce file size I have made the display only 180×240.

http://sipthat.com/movies/p2p-sip-1256K_Stream.mp4

The video is a little blurry at points due to my wide angle lens, which ended up being a bad idea. Parts 2 and 3 are much better.

If you are interested in getting your hands on the AVI files (for DVD production for instance) I would be happy to send them to you, just send me an email: erik AT sipthat.com

For meeting presentations and notes: http://www.p2psip.org

The Future of IM – Interview with Sean Egan

As part of my new Blog Series on The Future of IM I recently had an interview with Sean Egan of GAIM. He had some very interesting things to say about Voice and VoIP Interop with Google Talk. Here’s a small piece of the conversation…

Me: Hey Sean, what’s new in the land of GAIM
Sean: So we’ve got Gaim 2.0.0 coming up soon.
Sean: It fixes every problem anyone’s ever had with Gaim, ever!
Me: whoa, those are some big words
Me: what else does it do?
Me: new GUI by chance?
Sean: Well, not entirely changed, of course. But some hugely major improvements.
Me: ok, an example of hugely major would be?
Sean: So, maybe the two biggest complaints about the Gaim UI are the stupid “I’m Away” window and the Disconnected/Connecting windows. Those are all gone.
Me: ah yes, much better
Sean: We slashed a ton of preferences.
Me: k, more user friendly… good good
Sean: So that dialog is no longer an navigable mess and Gaim just does the Right Thing all the time.
Me: sounds good, and what about Voice calling interop?
Me: Heard you were working on that
Sean: It’ll do Google Talk.
Me: nice
Me: so have you incorporated GIPS into GAIM ?
Me: or is the Voice processing in GAIM the same as it was before
Sean: There was no voice processing in Gaim before.
Me: ahh, ok
Me: right
Sean: But, we obviously can’t use GIPS.
Sean: I’m using a free alternative

Sean also touched on SIMPLE vs. XMPP and told me that he thought one standard was enough and really did not see the reason for two. I know that some of the SIMPLE advocates out there might disagree but for the near term I think Sean may be on to something.

I will be taking some video of the P2P-SIP ADHOC BOF on Friday and I am hoping to corner some of the SIP gurus to talk about SIMPLE and XMPP strategies and how they may differ. Stay tuned for that one!

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