But here we are again, right on the cusp of another synergy service waning in the golden years of webOS.
Microsoft recently announced the end of support for older versions of Skype including on it’s own Windows Phone 7 system.
When reports started to be posted about Skype not working on webOS, they were greeted with an air of inevitability. Another bit was falling off the zombie!
Engadget is reporting that Skype (read Microsoft) is rewriting the aging API for renewed focus on mobile platforms. What does that mean for webOS users and our beloved Synergy Skype integration? Well, we don’t really know just yet. What we do know is that M$ has a history of killing support for things it no longer deems worthy of support. The long list includes Windows Phone 7. That does not bode well for we the users of webOS and our integrated Skype support. Should the unthinkable happen and our front-facing-camera-having TouchPads and Pre3s no longer retain Skype access one can only hope the webOS community comes to the rescue to once again save ourselves from an early and altogether too-soon demise. Here’s hoping. For now, enjoy it while you have it. Further bulletins as they develop!