Cross-platform solution to Skype Out, Calling and Chats

Discussion created by duncanbaker on Sep 7, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 7, 2013 by duncanbaker

I've been here on many an occasion seeking help (and I'll be back again) but this time I'd like to give back. I had been seeking a solution to integrating Skype into a database for the purposes of dialling phone numbers or initiating Skype-to-Skype calls or chats, and got so far with it but it wasn't working cross platform. Various tips on other websites helped along the way, but I couldn't find a fully documented solution for cross-platform integration. Perhaps I didn't look hard enough, but a few weeks ago, I figured it out and have two scripts (one for dialling phone numbers and one for initiating calls/chats to a Skype name) that work on Windows, Mac and iOS.


I have finally got around to posting the solution on our website: http://www.soundsessential.com/blog/42-information-technology/filemaker/70-filemaker-pro-cross-platform-skype-out-calling-and-chat


I hope this helps those looking to do something similar, just as some of you have been kind enough to help me.