Microsoft said in September 13 held "professional developers’ conference" (PDC) published the new Web development platform, this development platform will allow developers to the MSN department in the network service add new search in, maps, instant communication function, in Microsoft made public
MSN API’s date, have with this API third party software "MSN group of" in the Chinese market for investigation and test users low-key. At the same time, tencent CEO MaHuaTeng side cannon Microsoft MSN bound, side clear against instant messaging software the interchange between, not only continue to close the QQ API and the communication protocol, in the prosecution for tencent QQ development assistance of the famous Chinese program plugin development team "when edition QQ" portion after the studio, it banned trowel popular skype magic expression developers.
Analysts said that Microsoft using open MSN API strategy, global strategic goal is to drew more partners in the battle against Google more and more influence in China, range of direct purpose is quickly overtake QQ share of the market. And tencent trowel force-out plugin developers under the intention is to expand in the size of the market and share hopeless situation, hope from existing users squeezed as many of the surplus value.
According to Search market competition Google, Microsoft plans to open next week the MSN API including MSN Search Web Services API, it can allow developers to access Web site content Search results, local spots, maps, digital satellite images of the function. Microsoft will be open to the β edition MSN Virtual Earth service API, make the third party to use the company development service of commercial applications. Use the API, the enterprise has a chance to pass on their sites in place ads to earn income.
Market research firms Hurwitz & Associates partner g, said this, the traditional, Microsoft has been rely on strong development community support and improve product’s popularity, it released a new MSN API is also the purpose, it hopes to use the power of the developer community needs to catch up in competition field progress.
G, Microsoft is expected to this in next week’s PDC the announced that other products and services, in an unprecedented way let the third party developers visit once the proprietary technology. He said, Microsoft is taking measures show that it is thinking seriously about how to more conducive to customers and developers not its way to resolve the problem of development itself.
For instant communication competitors QQ, Microsoft plans released next week another set of apis is MSN Messenger Activity API, it allow developers to development is used as MSN Messenger of the plugin application software, users will be able to various ways and "good friend" connected. After reportedly has Microsoft affiliates using MSN open API develop third party software in Chinese market low-key testing, the software called MSN group of beta, provide a similar QQ group MSN group of function, in addition, it also provides the QQ don’t have rolling signatures and slide show avatar, and other personalized functions.
Analysts said, Microsoft’s MSN Messenger using open API strategy, Google instant communication tool software Google Talk using open API strategy, Yahoo, AOL and Skype also is so, this is the market competition environment of international practice, but China instant communication market is currently leading the tecent company due to the limit of the eye, not only clear against instant messaging software of between the interchange, and never open API and the communication protocol of the QQ, even many times for tencent QQ development assistance prosecution of China software programmer, such as the famous "when edition QQ" the authors when studio and Skype magic expression developers.
On June 5, 2003, tencent company for popular "when edition QQ" and the author when studio, issued a notice, said "when studio tampering tencent QQ software," and said "behavior person may be under severe civil and criminal penalties, and will be permitted by law is within the scope of the biggest possible prosecution."
In the practice of tecent company when there is quite a aren’t, in an interview, said portion, "if no portion, so everyone QQ version won’t willing to upgrade QQ version, also won’t go to use more of the tecent company charge function, such as QQ show, QQ CARDS etc, we make when there is no any version of the QQ their own profit, and instead of devoid of, tencent is in essence is the biggest beneficiaries." For the tecent company statement, when studio in Internet message boards also issued a declaration, said the statement "for such unwarranted accuse, we represent the most outrage, also urged tecent company immediately remove the false, speech, save effects. For the studio QQ software changes in our country, whether in violation of relevant regulations if the infringement of the rights of the tecent company, only national legal authority can make a decision. Tecent company as a legal arbitration institution without authorization, non-state rhetoric, this has already made constitutes the infringement of our studio. The studio for this matter, keep legal way to maintain their own reputation rights."
Since then, tecent company skype expression of magic and rejected. According to information, tecent company through the search domain name registration information found communications number, to the magic of the expression skype developers dozen telephone, say skype infringed its patents magic expression for developers to tecent company apology, skype magic expressions were shut down web development, still has not restored.
Skype free magic expressions were QQ kaput, can’t help letting person for API open much a few minutes of attention.
API that Application Programming Interface, translation into Chinese is the Application Programming Interface, meaning system provided in the Application and the Interface between the network service, for TCP/IP protocol for use sockets and usually TLI (Transport Layer Interface) as the Application Programming Interface.
Software API, usually as technology patent protection in the law under. Skype to adapt to the trend, November 9, 2004, up the skype API is open to all people.
According to the chief executive of Skype and joint founder Niklas Zennstrom says: provide Skype API is to develop high quality in the world of voice and messaging methods of communication. Through this API, Skype now be an open platform, and Skype eager to see the world with the innovation of the developers group could Skype application software to expand the global communication potential.
Skype API can find details, demonstration code and related material to PDF file form in skype. Com web site download, at present or in English.
Skype technology industry in the lead, open API is also wise, with open API, the threshold of the technology is reduced greatly, many third party applications can be born, and skype magic is to use skype API development expression of an interesting skype plug-ins, Google and many famous company, is part of its products to open API, visible open API certainly will will become a trend.