Tropo is proud to pony up the gold to sponsor the famous LoneStar Ruby Conference in Austin, Texas August 11-13, 2011! This year marks the conference’s 5th anniversary and we are planning to make it a special one to remember.
Wow, over 200 CloudCamps over the past 3 years … thanks in part to awesome PDX organizers like Alex Williams, Thomas Lockney and others. Tropo has been a big supporter of CloudCamp and has moved right along with it as we’ve become more focused more and more on the needs of the Enterprise (private clouds, hybrid clouds, security, etc.). After reading some recent tweets and speaking with some campers, CloudCamp founder Dave Nielsen decided that one way to keep the edge is to create a new camp with a new name … ScaleOutCamp.
A few months ago I was contacted by one of the members of our Tropo developer community, Armen Arevian, about an app he was working on for a project called Fitwits™. Fitwits is a fun, hands-on program developed at Carnegie Mellon University School of Design, designed to inform kids and families about healthy eating and active living.
In this blog, I will be going through an app that uses two different external API’s with Tropo – the Yahoo Weather API and the Bing Translation API. Yahoo Weather will give the weather for a specific zipcode (which the user will be prompted for by the Tropo app) and Bing Translation will translate the returned weather information into fourteen different languages for the user to pick from.
We’re happy to announce that Tropo is sponsoring the first ever GameSave Exhibition in San Francisco on Friday, July 15th. GameSave was born out of a partnership between Geeks without Bounds and Gameranx in an effort to challenge developers to design games that help us better mitigate disasters and crises.
A few months ago, my colleague Dave Hoff and I blogged about a CouchDB based solution to enable a virtual call center powered by Phono – the jQuery extension that lets you build telephone and instant messaging clients inside a web browser.