JUST RELEASED: How do you make Gizmo Project better? Add free calling to other IM clients to the service. And that’s exactly what SIPphone, the company behind Gizmo Project, has done with the just-out-of-oven Gizmo Project 3.0 soft client. You can now make free calls to people that use Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live IM networks, in addition to those who are using Jabber, Google Talk and Gizmo Project. (Where is AIM, damn it?)
The company claims that it is the first VoIP software client to tie multiple popular VoIP networks. Gizmo Project 3.0 include real-time file sharing which users to exchange files with other Gizmo Project 3.0 users, or send files directly to any major Jabber client.
To make a call, users simply type the username or ID of the person they want to call plus the network domain, for example, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Gizmo Project 3.0 users can also call international Yahoo Messenger users for free in France, Spain, and many other countries, for example email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tiny little company, despite its size, is really pushing the envelope in terms of features and functionality. Gizmo’s tack
t is federating voice, and interoperating with as many other VoIP services as possible. They do get overzealous in their desire to get their message out, but then that’s part-and-parcel of being a lil’start-up.
Nevertheless, I am a little bummed that the Mac and Linux versions aren’t going to be released for a few weeks, but Windows users can download the software today, and start calling. Oh, please let me know how this works out. You know – no Mac version and all.