Posts tagged "twiml"

TwiML Runs on Teleku With Speech Recognition!

A Twilio customer came to us today with the following GNARLY nested Twilio Markup script.  They ran it on our platform without any changes and were pleasantly surprised that their phone application could run on Teleku without being ported and that they also were able to interact with their TwiML application using speech recognition and even better sounding text-to-speech!

Here’s their TwiML example (with the names changed to protect the innocent):

<?xml version=”1.0” encoding=”UTF-8” ?>

<Response>

<Gather method=”POST” finishOnKey=”#” timeout=”5” action=”http://teleku.com/echo

">

<Play>http://acme.com/menu1.mp3</Play>

<Play>http://acme.com/menu2.mp3</Play>

<Say language=”EN”>Chris Matthieu of Teleku</Say>

<Play>http://acme.com/menu3.mp3</Play>

<Play>http://acme.com/menu4.mp3</Play>

<Play>http://acme.com/menu5.mp3</Play>

<Play>http://acme.com/menu6.mp3</Play>

<Play>http://acme.com/menu7.mp3</Play>

<Play>http://acme.com/menu8.mp3</Play>

<Play>http://acme.com/menu9.mp3</Play>

<Say language=”EN”>If you would like to change your language</Say>

<Play>http://acme.com/menu10.mp3</Play>

<Play>http://acme.com/menu11.mp3</Play>

<Play>http://acme.com/menu12.mp3</Play>

<Say language=”EN”>To sign up other users</Say>

<Play>http://acme.com/menu13.mp3</Play>

<Play>http://acme.com/menu14.mp3</Play>

<Play>http://acme.com/menu15.mp3</Play>

<Play>http://acme.com/menu16.mp3</Play>

<Play>http://acme.com/menu17.mp3</Play>

  </Gather>

  <Redirect>http://teleku.com/echo</Redirect>
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Add Speech to Your Twilio Apps!

Teleku speaks TwiML (Twilio’s markup language), literally!  Simply sign into http://teleku.com and create an extension that points to your existing Twilio voice application URL. That’s it! 

Call 425-522-2963 or Skype: TelekuApp and enter your extension number.  Now you can speak to any of your voice prompts without needing to press the touch tone digits with your finger.

Get started today at http://teleku.com - use ‘pwnthephone’ as your private beta invitation code and start building your IVR and SMS web apps today in minutes!

PhoneML | TwiML | VoiceXML

Teleku offers RESTful phone web services for building Voice and SMS applications with any Web programming language. Your app receives a Form POST from Teleku when your phone number receives a phone call or an SMS message.  You simply respond with XML or JSON text using PhoneML, TwiML, or VoiceXML to control the application. 

PhoneML is the simplest of the three scripting languages because there is no nesting of commands or rules.  It is simply based on order of operation and only includes 7 verbs or commands (speak, play, input, record, transfer, goto, and hangup).  PhoneML also supports speech recognition (ASR) and text-to-speech (TTS) for capturing voice instructions and speaking text to a caller. 

PhoneML also allows you to write a voice application once and have the same application work with your SMS customers as a dialog-based texting application!

Teleku allows you to build voice and sms applets using any combination of PhoneML, Twilio’s TwiML, or even more powerful VoiceXML responses even mixed throughout the duration of your phone call or SMS session.  This gives you more flexibility on mixing best-in-class voice applications throughout your caller’s experience. 

Get started today at http://teleku.com - use ‘pwnthephone’ as your private beta invitation code and start building your IVR and SMS web apps today in minutes!

Chris Matthieu demonstrates how simple it is to run a Twilio TwiML voice application on Voxeo using Teleku!

New Pricing Model - No More Minutes!

Are you tired of telephony vendor lock-in?  Are the current $.03 to $.05 per minute telephony hosting rates limiting your business models or simply costing you too much money?  Do you wish that you could deploy your cloud-based phone application on any infrastructure (including your own)?

Teleku’s next-generation cloud telecom services is your answer.  Our Phone Markup Language (PhoneML) is considered an open scripting language that ultimately runs on any VoiceXML-based IVR or hosting infrastructure.  Our phone web service API basically behaves like the Google Translator.  We accept RESTful  XML and JSON HTTP web responses and translate telephony operations to VoiceXML for hosting providers to understand. In addition to PhoneML, we also now support Twilio’s TwiML markup language!

This allows you to host your PhoneML or TwiML Voice and SMS phone applications on any platform!  Some of these options include: Voxeo, Syntellect, Genesys, TellMe, Plum, etc.  You can also host your own applications on site with Asterisk running I6NET’s VXI VoiceXML Gateway!

How is that for options?  Our new pricing model is now based on web translation services related to call volumes - not minutes.  More pricing information can be found online at http://teleku.com/pricing.

Get your free private beta invitation code by following us on Twitter and @ replying with a request!

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Relative URL Support

We just added an enhancement to support relative URLs in PhoneML. Now you can include the full URL path in your tags or simply the last portion of the URL such as “/games” rather than “http://highlow.heroku.com/games”.

This will help especially when deploying an app to a host like Heroku before you know the final URL of your application.