Archive for March, 2011
Join Tropo at BarCamp Orlando on Saturday, April 2 2011.
BarCamp Orlando is an annual community building event that brings together makers, creatives and developers from different backgrounds to share and learn from each other. There will be people who know Java, .NET, Ruby, Python, PHP, and other technologies coming together with people who know film, music, photography, graphic design, podcasting, and even other new Media.
So we do a lot of playing around over here in Labs, and personally I am always looking for ways to make development a bit easier and improve my workflow. Well my friends, I think I finally found “the one” – its called SourceKit and it’s pretty damn cool. It’s a text editor in your browser, which is part of Google App’s Marketplace, and it’s really quite awesome. It actually uses your dropbox account to host your code. SourceKit is a free plugin, as is Dropbox (shameless plug), so it’s really a win win! How it works is quite simple, Dropbox gives you a public folder ( http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1234567/my_app.rb ) , which is accessible to the Tropo platform. This means you can quickly debug directly in the browser without needing an IDE / Editor, save files, connect to an ftp, or even make changes in the Tropo application manager.
If you like to create communications apps in python, as I do, we’ve got some great news for you… Tropo Scripting just got updated to the latest version 2.5.2 of Jython. What this means for you is that if you ever found that one of the python apps you uploaded to Tropo Scripting wouldn’t run because it needed one of the newer “standard” python libraries, you now have access to the latest that is available to us.
When web developers Mayel de Borniol and Josef Dunne saw the catastrophe in Japan, they new how they could help. They’d spend the last few months creating Babelverse (@babelverse on Twitter), a live human translation service. And even though the company wasn’t quite ready to launch, they spent the whole night pushing to get the product out the door.