Introduction to html-based Skype interactionWhen the user has installed Skype, one can open Skype directly from a webpage. The protocol is skype:skypename – and optional flags.
The example will use the chinese demo user of Skype (echo-chinese) – which will record a call and play it back or ping back the typed in chat messages.
The optional flag is call – to force Skype to call somebody. It can also be left out – but if the user changed the default behaviour to e.g. chat – Skype will open an IM session instead. So – go the save way and use the call – flag.
Call a skype user
Example: call a Skype usercall echo-chinese with Skype
<a href="skype:echo-chinese?call">call echo-chinese with Skype</a>
The optional flag is chat. See the example below to see the usage in a html page.
Send an Skype IM message to a Skype user
Example: send a chat message to a Skype user
<a href="skype:echo-chinese?chat">Chat with echo-chinese</a>
Send a voicemail to a Skype userThe optional flag is voicemail – as you might have guessed.
Example: send a voicemail to Skype user
<a href="skype:echo-chinese?voicemail">Send voicemail to echo-chinese</a>
Create a Skype conference call with multiple usersThis is as easy as the examples above – just more usernames before the “?” and call as flag.
Example: create a Skype conference call
<a href="skype:echo-chinese;echo123?call">conference call with echo-chinese and echo123</a>
Create a conference chat with multiple usersSame as conference call – with chat as flag.
Example: open a conference chat with multiple users – in html
conference chat with echo-chinese and echo123