Monday, October 26, 2009

Voice 2.0 for Silverlight/Azure is Coming November 5, 2009

Would you like to add voice and telephony capabilities to your Silverlight and Azure applications? Think of the extra dimension of user experience that could add to your Rich Internet Applications. Now you can, and the premier event to learn all about it (in person if you’re in the San Francisco area, else via webcast) is coming up on November 5, 2009.

For several months now I’ve been part of a Microsoft-Ribbit-Neudesic collaboration working to make Ribbit’s Voice 2.0 technology available to Silverlight developers in the form of customizable Silverlight controls integrated with Visual Studio and Expression Blend. Now that I’m allowed to start talking about it, I want to encourage Silverlight and Azure developers to attend the debut announcement and demo of Ribbit for Silverlight at Ribbit’s upcoming developer event, Spawn. After the event, I’ll be posting more about developing Voice 2.0 applications using Ribbit for Silverlight.

Here’s the official announcement from Ribbit:

Please join Ribbit in San Francisco November 5, 2009 for a deep dive into our open telephony APIs.

We’re excited to formally launch our RESTful API, and we’re looking for early adopters like you!

In the network of the future:
• Voice will simply be another data object – and will be carrier, network, device and protocol agnostic
• Legacy carrier networks will be merged with open networks / the internet
• Innovation will be developer driven, not constrained by existing carrier / telco business models

Ribbit is revolutionizing the communications paradigm by providing an open and fully programmable global communications platform. This platform allows any developer to integrate voice, messaging, and rich communications into any application, on Web experience.

Join us for a day of innovation and learning and an evening of coding and cocktails.

Ribbit + REST = Open Programmable Communications

Rebuilding the Ribbit Platform on top of a RESTful framework allows developers to interact with Ribbit at the server level, enabling new forms of application-to-person and application-to-application services. REST treats users, devices, calls, messages, and other elements as resources with which developers can easily interact — and exposes Ribbit’s core communications services in a platform-agnostic format using simple and secure HTTP calls.

Space is limited, Register ASAP!

If you cannot attend in person, please join us via webcast. Register by 11/3 at:


8:00 – 9:00 Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 Ribbit Platform Overview — New Features, Platform Roadmap & Pricing
10:00 – 11:00 Integrating Ribbit into Any Application, Workflow, Site or Online Campaign
11:00 – 11:30 New APIs and application showcase
11:30 – 12:00 Platform opportunities
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 2:45 Afternoon Breakout Sessions
• Flash
• Java
• .NET

3:00 – 4:45 Afternoon Breakout Sessions
• Building Client-and Server-Side Apps
• JavaScript

5:00 - 9:00 Hands-On Coding with Ribbit’s API/Programming Language Experts
Coding for Flash, Silverlight
• Coding for Java, JS, PHP, REST, .NET

We look forward to seeing you there!

Team Ribbit

Ribbit is an open, cloud-based platform for communications innovation. By exposing our carrier-grade SmartSwitch™ though popular programming APIs, Ribbit enables the development of next generation “voiceware” applications, such as our white-labeled Ribbit for Salesforce® and Ribbit Mobile™ applications.

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