This article is a brief introduction about Facebook to Facebook webphone solutions using Silverlight
in relation with Ozeki VoIP SIP SDK. After reading through this page you will be fully familiar
with all the essential terms concerning Silverlight webphones for Facebook to Facebook communication and what you will need for creating your own solution using Ozeki VoIP SIP SDK.
Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, 200x, XP
Visual Studio 2010 (Recommended), Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2005
A social networking service is an online service, platform, or site that
focuses on building and reflecting of social networks or social relations among people,
who, for example, share interests and/or activities. A social network service consists
of a representation of each user (often a profile), his/her social links, and a variety
of additional services. Facebook is a social networking service and website launched in February 2004.
Facebook uses its own technology for having embedded content placed on the profile sites
of the users. Anybody can make their web-based application and put it onto their
Facebook profile. This means that you can have your own Silverlight webphone embedded into
your Facebook page and use it for communicating with other Facebook users (Figure 1).
Figure 1 - Facebook to Facebook webphone calls using Silverlight
The following program code uses the background support of Ozeki VoIP SIP SDK, therefore
you will need to download and install the SDK on your computer before starting to use the
program code. You will also need to have Visual Studio 2010 or compatible IDE and .NET
Framework installed on your system, as the program code below is written in C# language.
When you want to create a Facebook application from a webphone solution, for example the one
that can be downloaded from this page, you need to decide on the application type first.
In the case of a webphone solution the Canvas or Web application types can be
created the easiest way.
In the case of a Canvas application you need to make some basic settings you can find
on page Facebook to SIP calls via Flash page.
The same setting can be used, only the program location needs to be modified for
the one of your Silverlight solution.
When creating a Facebook application you need to set the location of the client
program and you need to put the server running on a publically reachable IP address.
You also need to set the server IP properly in the client programs.
If you can not set a public host for your application, you can use the hosting service Facebook provides, but make sure that service
really supports all the features you want to use.
This article introduced you the basic knowledge about Facebook to Facebook calls with Silverlight
webphone clients and showed how Ozeki VoIP SIP SDK can help you to fulfill your wishes about this topic. If you have read through this page carefully, you already have all the knowledge you need to start on your own solution.
As you are now familiar with all the terms concerning this topic, now it is time to take a step further and explore what other extraordinary solution Ozeki VoIP SIP SDK can provide to you.