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iPhone Backup Extractor provides ready access to limited Skype data for consumers, and the Reincubate Cloud Data API provides programmatic access to this data.

Skype

Working with Skype feeds

Skype's namespace is com.skype.skype.

The ricloud API makes Skype data available in an easy use JSON format. It is accessible using the skype_messages module. Here's a sample of some of that data:

{
    "skype_messages": [{
        "date": "2016-02-18 12:23:43.000000",
        "text": "Waiting for noscopeblazeit44 to accept contact request.\nResend contact request",
        "from_me": true,
        "handle": "ImprobableLemure88",
        "attachments": []
    }, {
        "date": "2016-02-18 12:23:49.000000",
        "text": "Hey",
        "from_me": true,
        "handle": "ImprobableLemure88",
        "attachments": []
    }, {
        "date": "2016-02-18 12:24:05.000000",
        "text": "It's me. Dave.",
        "from_me": true,
        "handle": "ImprobableLemure88",
        "attachments": []
    }, {
        "date": "2016-02-18 12:24:35.000000",
        "text": "...",
        "from_me": false,
        "handle": "noscopeblazeit44",
        "attachments": []
    }, {
        "date": "2016-02-18 12:24:50.000000",
        "text": "Dave who?",
        "from_me": false,
        "handle": "noscopeblazeit44",
        "attachments": []
    }]
}

About Skype

Skype is one of the world's largest web and mobile apps, used for messages, VoIP calls, video calls and web conferences. Acquired by Microsoft in 2011, the application was integrated with both Microsoft business and consumer products, and reached 300 million active users in March 2016.

About the author

Aidan Fitzpatrick founded Reincubate in 2008 after building the world's first iPhone data recovery tool, iPhone Backup Extractor. He's spoken at Google on entrepreneurship, and is a graduate of the Entrepreneurs' Organisation's Leadership Academy.

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