AstriCon 2015: WebRTC: How it Works, and How it Breaks

WebRTC is an exciting new technology, perhaps the most exciting thing to happen to voice communication since the invention of Voice over IP. With WebRTC, we are no longer limited to a disjointed communication experience with poor quality audio on antiquated networks. Now we have the ability to put high-definition audio and video where it […]

AstriDevCon 2015: The Future of Asterisk

AstriDevCon is an annual event, held alongside AstriCon – it includes an in-depth review of progress made in the past year and an open discussion about the future direction of the project. The event is free and open for any active Asterisk community developer to apply for attendance. It’s a great opportunity to meet the […]

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? […]

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 […]