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Old February 13th, 2012, 11:44 AM   #169 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ViberMedia View Post
@katushi -
think about how non-beneficial that is to us
Betamax, HD-DVD, RealPlayer - heard of any of them lately?
If it gains marketshare, then it's beneficial. You'll have a much larger customer base when you eventually introduce your paid services to regular numbers (but we don't speak of this... yet ).

Originally Posted by ViberMedia View Post
An app that combines all VoIP and messaging services should be developed neutrally, by an external developer, not Viber.
This is precisely my point. By allowing third party access, someone else can take care of it. Having to switch between apps is clunky and inefficient; most people are willing to trade cost for simplicity and reliability.

Finally, by releasing an official API, you can exert some control on how people use it and still promote your brand (via notifications etc). OTOH, if it's reverse engineered, you get nothing for your efforts.
At the very least, please think about a messaging API. You have very little to lose as it's not your core product, and it would bring a massive increase in functionality.
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