Looks like this Halloween the folks at Nimbuzz are giving us a trick rather than a treat. OK, that’s not fair. It would actually be the folks at Skype providing us with the trick, as they continued their mandate to remove their VoIP and messaging services from all third party applications with the request that Nimbuzz pull their Skype integration.
We saw this first with the he-said-she-said match between Fring and Skype. Now it looks like no VoIP app is safe from losing touch with Skype.
The move may only serve to alienate current Skype users who enjoy the ability to access the service along with all of their other messaging accounts as Skype attempts to carve out a definitive space in the mobile world. I don’t see Skype suffering too much from their choice, but those that are used to having all of their messages and contacts in the same might need to start investigating other options.