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 […]

Speech Recognition on Asterisk: Getting Started

Having talked with several people at various AstriCons and local Asterisk meetups, I’ve heard that many people have not tried to set up speech engines to work with Asterisk. This is a quick tutorial for the way that we integrate Text-to-Speech and Speech Recognition engines with Asterisk. Start your Engines Before you dive into Asterisk, […]

Adhearsion <3 mod_rayo

We made some noise last week about how the release of Adhearsion 2.4 brought greater engine portability and how this was a good thing for your applications, but what did we mean? Well, FreeSWITCH recently gained support for the Rayo protocol, and Adhearsion 2.4 updated its support for Rayo to the latest version of the […]

VoIP Users Conference #453

Mojo Lingo founder, Ben Klang will be discussing Sippy Cup and Telephony Dev Box. Sippy Cup is a tool meant to make it easy to generate and run load test profiles with SIPp. It can even generate media, making it much simpler to test IVR interactions with SIPp, which is normally somewhat painful to do. […]

Cloud vs. Premise: How to choose a Voice Application Platform

Recently, a question was posed on a telephony mailing list: “can anyone recommend a fast time-to-market development platform for voice apps? (Not LAMP + Asterisk)” My answer: It depends a bit on your requirements. Let’s take a look at two high-level options: Cloud vs. Premise. Cloud For a pure-cloud system, lets take a look at […]