What if there was an easier way to develop large-scale voice applications? What if there was a way to develop voice apps that fit in with many of your existing developer tools? What if you could write voice apps in a way that allowed you to easily re-use your components?
Today, we here at Voxeo are delighted to bring you such a solution through our acquisition of VoiceObjects, the world’s leading provider of self-service application development and analytics solutions.
For a brief intro, you can watch an Emerging Tech Talk video podcast where I interviewed VoiceObjects co-founder and CTO Michael Codini this morning about the acquisition.
From a developer point of view, VoiceObjects offers a very strong set graphical design tools based on the Eclipse development platform. Creating very advanced voice applications is now a very simple process – and you do have ways to easily re-use existing components, to link to external services and much, much more.
VoiceObjects provides a free download of their developer edition on their developers.voiceobjects.com developer portal. They also provide a wealth of great information to help developers get started:
- Tutorials and screencasts – including this “Getting Started” video
- Technical Blog
- Monthly “Jam Session” webcasts and articles and a glossary
- FAQs, sample applications and other information
We encourage our developers to check out all that information and to download and try out the VoiceObjects software. You can be sure that we’ll be posting more information, guides, screencasts/webcasts and so much more over the weeks and months ahead.
If you have any questions about this news, please feel free to leave a response to this post or to email me directly.
One final note – I have had a few people ask how this acquisition affects our Prophecy Designer tool. It doesn’t. Designer is a great tool for quickly and easily designing voice applications and it will continue to be part of our offerings. VoiceObjects now just brings some more advanced capabilities to build even larger and more complex voice applications. Being Eclipse-based, VoiceObjects also fits very nicely into customers’ development environments where they are already using Eclipse.
As I said, if you do have more questions, please feel free to send them along or post them here. We’re very excited about the acquisition and looking forward to the many great applications the combined companies will enable you to create!
- Developers – you can download VoiceObjects 7.4 now…
- 3 Simple Steps To Get Started Building Voice, SMS and IM Apps With VoiceObjects On-Demand
- Video: How to Get Started with VoiceObjects On-Demand to Build Voice, SMS, IM and Mobile Web Apps
- Developer Jam Session – May 27 – VoiceObjects and the Prime Telecom demo app
- VoiceObjects documentation now available online in PDF