has done some updates to their Flash-based VoIP application. Back in 2007 I broke the story about the first Adobe Flash-based SIP VoIP app
called Flashphone, later renamed Flaphone. Flaphone is a web-based SIP softphone that uses ubiquitous Flash (Mac, PC, Linux), to enable you to make or receive calls to/from all SIP phones and SIP services, including Yahoo! Messenger, MSN Messenger, and Google Talk. You can make free web-based Flash calls to Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, and Google Talk (gtalk) users. You can even make Flash-based SIP-to-Skype
calls using Flaphone, which I tested back in February
. You simply enter sip:skype_username@skype
to make a call to a Skype username. Good stuff!
They just announced some new features, including a new skin (white), emoticons in chat, and the ability to transfer files up to 5MB in size between
Flaphone users if both have Flash player 10 installed. The file size is restricted for now, but Flaphone stated that when they add P2P support they will remove the restriction. I like Flaphone since I can run it from any PC and make SIP-to-SIP calls or SIP-to-Skype calls without installing anything. Definitely worth checking out.