Skype made phone calls over the internet easy. Ribbit plans to take it one step further by enabling VoIP phone calls directly from the browser. The Flex based RibbitPhone Component runs solely on the Flash Player so no additional downloads are necessary. It will give Rich Internet Applications the ability to make and receive calls, record/send and receive voicemail, as well as add and manage contacts, the ability to make true ‘one-click-calling’.
The RibbitPhone pre-release is expected on 3rd September and the public beta release is planned for 3rd October. Can Flash based VoIP finally appear in Rich Internet Applications?
Beginning at 9AM (PST) today (August 13th, 2007) in Seattle, Washington, the first unveiling of Ribbit's services and product road map will be shown in front of the audience during the keynote at 360 Flex.