A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.
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Busy Developer's Guide to Voice Apps using Tropo

Ted Neward

As more and more people come to depend on their smartphones and the applications written for them, or for the mobile Web, more and more users discover that in the end, sometimes the best experience comes from the most primitive form of communication known to man: the voice. But historically, building an interactive voice (IVR) appliction has been the province of a small number of developers armed with specialized hardware and software. Now, thanks to services that offer "voice in the cloud", developers can offer a new user interface channel to their userbase without requiring a huge investment in technology or learning curve. In fact, using the Tropo service, in this presentation we will do exactly that: build a voice (and SMS) channel that anybody in the room can call. Just for fun.

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