Posts tagged calling

Text to Voice Calling

This weekend me and @Bonxy spent some time adding some features to the Bonxy SMS site, that I posted about recently. My aim was to add in voice calling as well, so users could write out prank messages or reminders and send them to friends or family. To do this I used Tropo.com, they provide a cloud based SMS/call api, allowing you to make calls, receive calls, conferences and of course send text message.

text to calling

The actual integration was pretty straightforward, use their PHP library’s, set up an application and hey presto you have voice calling and answering. I’m thinking of using the service to create a cheap conference system, all users call into the local rate number, therefore using your own contract minutes.

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I’m also hopefully going to transfer the technology to a few other sites, to provider reminders and wake up calls/alarms etc.