Tropo API

Tropo
Tropo makes it simple to build phone, SMS and Instant messaging applications. You use the web technologies you already know and Tropo's powerful cloud API to bring real-time communications to your apps. If you can create a web site, you can make and receive phone calls, use voice recognition, interact over SMS, IM, or Twitter. You can even create conference calls and transcribe calls. There's no need to learn new languages, wrestle with VoIP software, or learn about telephony. Host your code with us, or use your existing web server in the language of your choice. Coverage: usa, canada, australia, austria, belgium, brazil, bulgaria, croatia, Cyprus, CzechRepublic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, HongKong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, NewZealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the uk.
Specs
http://www.tropo.com
http://api.tropo.com/
Telephony
Voice, Voice, Cloud, Messaging, USA
XML, JSON, REST
HTML GET, HTTP POST
Yes
Groovy, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby http://github.com/voxeo/tropo-webapi-ruby
support@tropo.com
http://tropo.com/forums/
HTTP Basic Authentication
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API Mashups (20)
  • Simply: the Eldercare Locator from eldercare.gov is now accessibly via a voice-activated phone system and through text message for 24/7 self service. Oh, and it's open source too!
  • Automagical.ly is a free service that monitors stuff you're interested in and notifies you when things happen.
  • A multi-lingual, location-based mashup that displays information about weather, tides, National Register of Historic Places, and Google Places on a Google Map, while streaming the information to a...
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Using Speech Input Instead of Touch-Tone Using Speech Input Instead of Touch-Tone
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Changing the Default Timeout Changing the Default Timeout
How to change the default timeout in Tropo.
Repeating the Question Repeating the Question
Tropo tutorial that shows how to make a basic phone application with multiple option, responding by repeating the option chosen.
Asking For Input Asking For Input
Tropo example that creates a phone application that requires simple input.
Hello World Tutorial Hello World Tutorial
The most basic Tropo example, it shows a phone application the simply provides a message to the user when called.
Ruby Bart ETA Ruby Bart ETA
Real time estimated arrivals for Bay Area Rapid Transit. Use subject to terms at http://www.bart.gov/dev/schedules/license.htm
Ruby NBA News Feed Ruby NBA News Feed
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Ruby Yahoo! Weather Ruby Yahoo! Weather
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Python Newsreader Python Newsreader
Reads the titles from Slashdot's RSS feed.
Groovy Google Reader Assistant Groovy Google Reader Assistant
Reads your Google Reader stream over the phone. * Stub Tropo-specific calls to allow outside testing * Creation of dynamic grammars * Use of speech and dtmf * Use of prompts that can/cannot be interrupted with speech * Interacts w/Google's API system
Groovy Traffic Groovy Traffic
Simple Tropo mashup which allows the caller to enter a zipcode and hear a list of traffic incidents provided by Yahoo! Local.
Twitter By Phone Code Walkthrough Twitter By Phone Code Walkthrough
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Eldercare Locator by Phone or Text (SMS) Eldercare Locator by Phone or Text (SMS)
Simply: the Eldercare Locator from eldercare.gov is now accessibly via a voice-activated phone system and through text message for 24/7 self service. Oh, and it's open source too!
Automagical.ly Automagical.ly
Automagical.ly is a free service that monitors stuff you're interested in and notifies you when things happen.
Info Balloon Info Balloon
A multi-lingual, location-based mashup that displays information about weather, tides, National Register of Historic Places, and Google Places on a Google Map, while streaming the information to a personalized voice channel in the users language of choice.
Loqi.me Loqi.me
Loqi.me allows mobile users to send an emergency GPS beacon to a real-time map. Crises responders can view all of the help requests on the webpage, along with hospitals and fire stations, real-time 911 calls related to natural disasters. Ground teams can easily use Loqi.me on their mobile phones and it supports subscription to group messages via SMS, AIM, Jabber and Twitter. No application installation is required.
Moveable History Moveable History
This is the 3rd in the "moveable" series, that started with Moveable Weather, and then moved on to Moveable Tides. This time, this Tropo/Google Latitude/Wikipedia mashup reads to from Wikipedia pages about places registered on the National Registry of Historic Places. (U.S only). You can surf virtually, or actually visit the locations with your GPS-enabled phone.
SantaCall.Us SantaCall.Us
An outbound dialing and transcription service mashup for Christmas called SantaCall.Us using the Tropo phone API. This service allows you to enter a loved one’s phone number and name from the site to have Santa Claus call them to wish them Merry Christmas. If you include your email address in the form, Santa will proceed to ask them for a Christmas wish. Wishes are then transcribed in real time and emailed back to you for shopping ideas.
Smart Bulbul Smart Bulbul
Deprecated
Bulbul is a smart Twitter bird that lets people get answers to questions on Twitter. Ask any question in plain English to @smartbulbul and it will gives you the perfect answer in minutes!.
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ChatterCast ChatterCast
Deprecated
Subscribe to XML feeds based on one's location.
AwayFind AwayFind
AwayFind is a powerful web application that finds your most important emails. When you receive an urgent message, AwayFind will notify you with a call, SMS, IM, DM (Twitter), or delegate the message to someone you specify.
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Calls you when you've lost your phone, and lets you record a public message telling everyone where you found it.
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This app is a mashup of Google Maps, an already existing Tropo application for Delaware transit locations and Phono. Since all of the Phono, Google Maps and jQuery pieces run in the client, there is no server-side logic need to make this application work. It’s all JavaScript.
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Find the Bus Find the Bus
Deprecated
This app is a mashup of Google Maps, an already existing Tropo application for Delaware transit locations and Phono. Since all of the Phono, Google Maps and jQuery pieces run in the client, there is no server-side logic need to make this application work. It�s all JavaScript.
Text To Play Text To Play
Deprecated
Text2Play is an example in how to use Comet to build a real time web application. With Text2Play you can controll the Youtube player by Searching, Playing, or Pausing a video via SMS.
Moveable Weather Moveable Weather
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Local Search by Phone Local Search by Phone
Find a local coffee house, burger joint, or sushi place by calling or sending an SMS or IM. Full source code provided.
Decisions for Heroes Decisions for Heroes
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Notifire Notifire
An easy way to add live chat support to any website, leveraging public chat protocols (via the tropo API) and the Campfire chat room.