announces the commercial launch of VoxConnect, a Web Services API for Web site operators, widget creators and application developers who wish to easily embed new Voice 2.0 calling features into their online services and applications. The API gives enterprises use of all of the Voxalot core telephony functions that are currently available to consumers. It requires very little knowledge of telephony for developers, and no special telecom equipment for end-users.
By leveraging Voxalot's advanced telephony functions within their online applications, site operators can customize and monetize different telephony applications for their members. Examples of such applications are limited only by developers' own inventiveness, and include anonymous calling for dating and social networking sites, click-to-call yellow-page directories, voicemail, as well as user-configured find-me/follow-me settings, which direct calls to reach members wherever they are.
Other embeddable VoxConnect services include:
- telephone number validation via PIN (for fixed line, mobile and VoIP phone numbers);
- inbound call routing, which routes calls by time-of-day, by caller and other parameters;
- voicemail; and
- call-history information.
As a Web-based service, VoxConnect easily integrates an online event with both simple and complex voice applications. VoxConnect's phone number verification (fixed line, mobile and VoIP telephone number), for example, provides site operators with the ability to validate phone numbers entered on their site, ensuring that the person/member registering the phone number is in fact the true holder of that number.
Voxalot invited FWD International, a free, standards-based IP communications platform established by IP innovator Jeff Pulver, to test the new API. “FWD looks forward to taking advantage of the capabilities enabled by the VoxConnect API,” said Daniel Berninger, CEO–FWD International. “We are happy to support companies helping to deliver on Jeff Pulver's vision of 'purple minutes.' VoxConnect moves the VoIP ecosystem forward by adding a wholesale dimension.”