AOL opens AIM code to developers
No running, jumping or multi-headed clients
AOL is opening up its code base, enabling developers to expand its online service, but is holding back on allowing for any convergence between AIM and rival messaging clients and services.
The internet service provider has launched the Open AIM initiative that provides access to AOL’s proprietary protocols through a Software Development Kit (SDK). This allows developers to build plug-ins and customised communication clients running on the AOL network.
AOL said Open AIM will “make it easier than ever to connect with anyone and everyone on the web”. As long, that is, as anyone and everyone happens to be on AOL’s network.
Full article: regdeveloper.co.uk