Skype explains why third-party apps and accessories will die in December

DNP Skype discontinues its current programming tools, renders addons useless in December

The latest message that pops up when you open Skype on your desktop could have dire consequences if you're using third-party apps and accessories with the VoIP service. Come December, Microsoft is scrapping the current programming language in favor of something a little more mobile device-friendly. The next version of Skype is being built with an eye toward improving call quality and making instant messaging on your not-computer more, well, instant. The downside is that accessories and apps using the nine year-old API's features will either lose some functionality or stop working completely. Can you hear that? It's the collective fist-shaking of anyone who uses an unofficial add-on for recording podcasts or interviews.