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SMS Voting App in 10 Minutes with Tropo and CouchDB

Posted on February 8, 2012 by tropo

Lat fall, I attended CouchConf NYC and gave a presentation on using Tropo with CouchDB.

It only recently occurred to me that I never did a proper screencast and blog post about my presentation, which struck me as a bit odd – I constantly get asked how to set up an SMS voting app with Tropo.

The good news is that setting up this type of app is incredibly easy with Tropo and CouchDB. The even better news is that I’ve finally gotten around to recording a screencast on how to do it – watch below.

A vote for the Rolling Stones.

All of the code used in this demo can be obtained from GitHub.

To install the CouchApp utility, go to the CouchApp project page.

If you’re looking for an easy way to set up a CouchDB instance, have a look at IrisCouch.

By pairing Tropo with CouchDB and a CouchApp running in IrisiCouch, you can have an SMS and phone voting app running entirely in the cloud in about 10 minutes. It should actually take you longer to write up the categories for your voting app than it should to deploy this solution.

Tropo + CouchDB, FTW!

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