AOL paves the way for eBuddy in America

The American provider AOL opens the gates of its chat services for third parties. The Dutch eBuddy is one of the parties that gets early access to the core technology of AOL. "We can deliver faster services earlier, " says eBuddy director Jan-Joost Rueb. "AOL will inform us months in advance about their new technological developments and we will also have direct telephone access to their developers

The American provider AOL opens the gates of its chat services for third parties. The Dutch eBuddy is one of the parties that gets early access to the core technology of AOL. "We can deliver faster services earlier, " says eBuddy director Jan-Joost Rueb.

"AOL will inform us months in advance about their new technological developments and we will also have direct telephone access to their developers." Rueb is delighted with the OpenAIM 2.0 just announced by AOL. AOL's openness to openness allows eBuddy to offer services to American users more quickly. AOL IM is especially large in America.

Not only eBuddy benefits from AOL's decision to openness. After all, the system is being opened up to all external developers. Among them are web service Meebo and chat programs such as Trillian and AdiumX.

In addition to technology, AOL also wants to share ad revenue with its new partners. Developers can display advertisements from AOL's system in their web service or program. The external parties then receive a part of the turnover.