Gizmo Project, a soft phone developed by Michael Robertson’s SIPphone has been upgraded to what else: version 2.0. And it is truly 2.0, and has some major enhancements. (Michael’s Thoughts can be read here.)
One of the biggest improvements is that it now works with Asterisk, an open source PBX software that is just growing in popularity as fast as mushrooms grow in rain forest after a monsoon shower. Fonality, a Business 2.0 Next Net 25 company, has signed up 10,000 users who have made 20 million Asterisk calls.
Till recently, if you were using Asterisk, you would use some other softphone, such as eyeBeam, which is quite nice, but still it mean another client open on your computer screen. (IM, Skype, Gizmo and eyeBeam – that a whole lot of IM windows on a tiny laptop screen!)
It also works with Free World Dial-Up and other SIP based services. Another bit of good news is that it would work on the Nokia 770 Tablet as well, and the two companies are collaborating on rolling that out soon enough.