Skype har brugt mere end et år på at udvikle den nye videofunktion i deres gratis ip-telefoni-program, og beta versionen er nu klar til at brugeren gratis kan downloade den. Spørgsmålet er, hvilke fremtidsplanerne Skype har, og hvorledes Skype differentierer sig fra de andre udbydere?
Jonas Kjellberg, nordisk direktør for Skype ser en lys fremtid for Skype.
What role will Skype play in the future?
It’s a very difficult question to answer, the things that are important for us, is to delight the user and we will always enhance the user’s experience with products that they love and are proud of.
In the future I think we will see a change within companies; they have noticed the financial benefits of IP telephony, and slowly we are going to see traditional telecompanies disappearing from the market – Its time to stop paying for phone calls.
Who is your target group and how are they going to use Skype?
Our target group is the mass market and smaller companies, but actually everyone that wants free communication around the world.
It always depends on the user, how they want to use it, some people love it and some will not. The most important thing is that we can provide free communication around the globe for everyone with Skype software. That’s what important for us – the individual profit.
Skype 2.0 provides the possibilities for filesharing, video and a lot of new features such as avatars or custom ring tones, toolbar for Microsoft Outlook and a more simplified user interface, so it is up to the user how they best supply their products.
What about the security?
A lot of people have discussed this issue and we have white papers and people go through the software and there are no security issues. In the beginning people were suspicions because we provide a communication tool that enable people to call for free. But it’s very honest software and people don’t have to be afraid of using Skype.
Of course you will always have to be aware of whom you sign up in your contact list, and it’s always up to the user how they want control the phone calls.
How do you see Skype compared to Yahoo! MSN or the new Google Talk?
During the next year there will be a lot of new products on the market that look like Skype, but we hope that we can generate a better quality than the others.
We where running as fast as we could before, and this is really putting the pedal through the metal. We are very proud of the new version and with this new peer to peer technology we can really move into the future technology.
But I will advice people to judge for themselves and the best way to do it is to try the new version.
Fakta om Skype 2.0
Skype Video • Forenklet brugerflade – en intuitiv menu • Giv dig selv udtryk – sender brugerens humør i en online-tilstedeværelse.
• Personliggørelse – gør Skype-identiteten personlig med personfigurer eller brugerdefinerede ringetoner.
Kontaktsøgning i realtid – søgning af kontakter i realtid ved at skrive et navn i opkaldsfeltet.
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