VoiceEngine SDK To Bring Wi-Fi VoIP Functionality To App Store Apps
Global IP Solutions is preparing to release VoiceEngine, an SDK that will let iPhone app developers integrate real-time VoIP call functionality into their apps. Using this technology, developers will have the ability to build stand-alone VoIP applications for the App Store, as well as integrate the functionality into things like games, chats, social networking, and more.
“The popularity of the iPhone, along with the emergence of various applications and faster connectivity, makes it an ideal platform for developing applications that incorporate quality real-time VoIP, giving consumers real-world communication experiences like in-game, multi-person chat,” said Emerick Woods, Global IP Solutions’ CEO, in a statement.
The VoiceEngine VoIP functionality will not serve as a viable replacement for standard voice calls over a carrier’s network, however, because it will only operate over Wi-Fi, and not 3G. While the technology exists to do so, they are purposely avoiding it due to Apple’s exclusive agreement with carriers like AT&T.