Handling Phone Numbers: Best Practices for Developers

Handling Phone Numbers When building real-time and telephony communication applications, you will inevitably need to store phone numbers. Whether it’s input you get from FreeSWITCH, Asterisk, or via an API like Tropo or Twilio, phone numbers can be tricky to handle, parse, verify, store, and display in your application. Why Are Phone Numbers So Hard? […]

WebRTC Game Cube Slam Puts You Face-to-Face With Your Competitor

In the last few years of working with WebRTC, we occasionally come across some fun, creative, offbeat, or even crazy uses of WebRTC. As app developers, we enjoy this kind of thing quite a bit. After all, it’s not the technology that is important, it’s the application of the technology. We’ve decided to start sharing […]

ClueCon 2015 Recap

I’ve just returned from ClueCon 2015. It was easily the most successful ClueCon I’ve yet experienced. Besides seeing so many regulars from the FreeSWITCH community, I was pleasantly surprised by the increase in patronage from other VoIP worlds, especially Asterisk and WebRTC. Seeing so many friends in one place was great. ClueCon is really living […]

You Have To Pay For It: The Importance of Vendor Relationships in APIs

For more than five years now, thousands of developers, and probably millions of users, have relied upon a free Google Text-To-Speech (TTS) service. This service has popped up in all kinds of places, from experimental demo apps to production telephone systems. However, Google has recently started requiring a human intervention (specifically, a CAPTCHA) before it […]

HEVC Advance casts shadow over future of WebRTC video

Google must be thinking “We tried to warn you! There is recent news about a new H.265 patent pool and licensing entity called HEVC Advance. As with other patent pools, their goal is to collect a large number of patents and then license them to companies who want to make use of the technology. Much […]