Daily VoIP News Digest
Friday 25th of July 2008

iPhone SDK to enable VoIP

by Jan Harris
March 10, 2008

Apple has announced that it will allow VoIP clients on the iPhone and iPod, through its new software development kit.

However, any VoIP solutions developed with the kit will have to work over Wi-Fi and not through the cellular network.

The iPhone SDK agreement says that “If an Application requires or will have access to the carrier network, then additionally such Application: … May not have Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) functionality.”

This may be because of bandwidth limitations on the cell network, which make it difficult to develop VoIP on that platform.

A company called SightSpeed has already started developing VoIP for the iPhone, but is facing difficulties in integrating its video chat service - the placement of the camera on the iPhone is making it difficult to fully develop the VoIP application.

Skype and Gizmo project are also thought likely to introduce a VoIP client quickly.

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