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 […]

Adhearsion 3: A Roadmap

Time Flies It’s been almost 5 years since we released Adhearsion 1.0. Adhearsion 2.0 was released more than 3 years ago. In total, Adhearsion has been around for 9 years now. Wow, that’s a really long time. Along the way, we’ve built a bunch of cool applications with Adhearsion which now underpin several big businesses […]