“Apple is slowly publicizing some of Mac OS X Leopard’s underlying features, most recently providing developers with an explanation of how the operating system’s expanded Instant Message framework will allow them to access iChat 4.0 features from within their applications,” Prince McLean reports for AppleInsider.
“For example, Apple said the framework will allow developers to programatically determine through their own applications whether a specific instant message user is online, and start iChat theater sessions to share supporting video and audio content during a video conference,” McLean reports.
“iChat Theater, a new feature of iChat due in Leopard, will also allow applications to present audio and video content during an iChat conference. For example, developer’s applications can present a slide show, a video feed, or 3D graphics, complete with sound, to one or more conference participants,” McLean reports.
“In addition to the Instant Message framework, developers will also be able to access iChat’s many features through AppleScript, performing such activities as initiating a video chat or responding to an iChat event,” McLean reports.
More in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]
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