Microsoft seems to have had a change of heart, and has decided to keep certain parts of its Skype desktop API alive. The postponement, according to the company, is because it wants to help developers find the necessary alternatives. The retirement of the Skype desktop API was announced this July. And while the initial...

In its bid to encourage developers to make the switch to Skype UIRs and create apps for desktop, mobile and web platforms, the Skype team has announced that it will be discontinuing support for the Desktop API by the end of this year. The Desktop API was officially launched in November 2011, as an improved version of...