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? […]

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 […]