Here’s exactly the kind of rapid innovation we were hoping to see with Tropo. Last night, a developer attends the monthly meeting of the Orlando Ruby Users Group which we hosted and where we demonstrated Tropo. He goes home, spends a few hours working on a site and… ta da…
You login with your Twitter credentials (yes, you have to provide your Twitter username/password at least until Twitter finishes their OAuth implementation), enter in your phone number and then whenever you call the application phone number from you phone you will hear the latest Twitter updates from the people you follow. Works great!
Now, okay… sure, for those of us with smart phones with Twitter apps or mobile web clients it’s probably easier to check Twitter updates from those interfaces… but if you don’t have such a phone or you don’t have a great data connection, this provides another way to hear what people are posting.
More importantly, in our mind, was the fact that this developer could go from knowing nothing about Tropo to launching a new communication service in a few hours. We love his About page:
Tweeter Phone was built by Devoh.
The initial version was spent in a single 5-hour, late-night coding session.
The phone service is powered by Tropo, the new cloud-based telephony service from Voxeo.
Kudos to “Devoh” for bringing out this service – and we look forward to seeing what else he (and you all) do with Tropo.
Speaking of Twitter (Hmmm… which is actually what his service does :-), you can of course follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/voxeo
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