Enterprise instant messaging specialist IMlogic's latest product will allow developers to build IM capabilities into their applications.
IM Linkage allows presence and messaging capabilities from multiple IM networks to be integrated with Java 2 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft .net or web services-based applications, said Jon Sakoda, vice president of products at IMlogic.
It has been a challenge for developers to add IM capabilities to their applications because the most popular IM networks are closed, according to Sakoda. IMlogic coo-perated with all the major IM network operators, including Microsoft, Yahoo and America Online to make IM Linkage work.
"This is the first time that you actually see certified programmatic access to these networks. Not just IM Logic doing work, but also the networks themselves doing work and providing flexible deployment," he said.
General release of IM Linkage is planned for the end of the second quarter. Pricing will be announced then. IMlogic will show off IMlogic IM Linkage Preview Edition at the Demo conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, today.
Joris Evers writes for IDG News Service