Skype Case Study
The main product of Skype Limited is Skype.
Skype is a software application that allows users to make telephone calls over the Internet.
Calls to other users of the service and to free-of-charge numbers are free,
while calls to other landlines and mobile phones can be made for a fee.
Additional features include instant messaging, file transfer and video conferencing
Make easy calls to telephone numbers which show on web pages.
Softomate developed for Skype plugins for Inernet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. These plugins highlight all the phone numbers on any webpage.
The phone numbers on web pages are replaced with an icon that can be clicked to call the number using Skype,
or clicked on flag to provide further options, such as adding the number to Skype's contacts list, copy the number and send SMS (if the number is mobile).
By using a meta tag and specific html coding on their site, the web site developer can improve the accuracy and control the extentions.