AOL has just announced an SDK that lets authors of online games access its AIM and ICQ instant messaging community. As a result, gamers will be able to:
- Look up the AOL buddy list, and invite friends to join
- Text each other in real time
- Make new connections
This sounds interesting. Such consumer-led integration might be a great way to educate adults on the value of presence integration. And thus be a major stimulus to the integration of presence into business applications.