Setting Skype Status Message from Plazes with Applescript

Given that the little Applescript I wrote to set the Adium status messages to the current Plazes location proved popular, I thought I’d have a go at setting the Skype status message in a similar fashion.

Except that the Skype status message doesn’t allow for custom values — it’s limited to a pre-defined list of settings like “ONLINE”.

However recent versions of Skype have something called a “mood message” and this can be set with AppleScript quite easily. The result, thus, is PlazesSkype, a little AppleScript that grabs your current Plazes location and uses it to set your Skype mood message.


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Tim on February 16, 2006 - 15:14 Permalink

as far as I know, the new skype api allows to write to the user’s profile and change settings like country, city, etc. this info is shown in the about page and would be cool if it could be set to my current plaze data. did you think about that?