I was whipping through my TweetDeck Tweets last night when I came across a random note about a new app from Google's Code, a place where Google developers hang out and put out all kinds of things.
What caught my eye was something that seems so simple one has to wonder why it took this long to come out in support of former client GrandCentral. Basically, the IT is a plug in for the Mac and other address books in the form of a UI that lets you set up and bridge calls using GrandCentral between the destination number and the phone you're currently using, while presenting your GrandCentral number to the receiving party.
But it's more than just that. Dubbed Vocito, which means "call" in Latin, it's really a UI that has a bunch of hooks that other applications can weave in to make a system call to the GrandCentral code base and let you have the functional capabilities described above.
As a simple plug in on the Mac, I like it. As a powerful tool when placed in the hands of developers like pal Thomas Howe it becomes part of an arsenal that gives the GrandCentral user base something new that drives more usage.