Get into the holiday spirit with this fun hack by Tropo developer Anthony Webb. This video demonstrates how you can hack your G-35 Holiday Lights by mashing them up with Arduino, Tropo, Nodejs, and a little dash of Ruby code. It also shows the speed of Tropo’s scripting engine using TCP sockets. This allows for extremely low latency, as opposed to simple web callback methods.
Have you ever wanted to initiate a conference call and have it dial everyone’s phone numbers and invite them into a standup conference call? I will show you how to do this using Ruby on Rails and the Tropo Scripting API. The following Rails application is running version 3.2.1 powered by Twitter Bootstrap for the sweet CSS styling plus Gritter jQuery alerts (like Growl) with a little AJAX mixed in to liven things up.
Here is a screencast to show off my conference caller app!
The Rails application uses the Ruby Rest-Client gem to kick off the Tropo conference caller script while passing the Tropo script a comma delimited string of numbers to dial. The Rails Rest-Client call looks like:
Tropo is giving away 1 FREE pass to this week’s Madison Ruby conference! The conference is in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin and the venue is the elegant Overture Center for the Arts. The conference starts with workshops on Thursday, 8/18/2011, followed by two full days of dual track 40+ speaker sessions and after parties!
I’m leaving in about 30 minutes to head to Austin, TX – the site of LoneStar Ruby Conf 2011 – and boy am I excited. What am I so excited about? For one, I get to check out all the great talks, especially Ben Klang’s talk on Ruby & Adhearsion! I’m also excited to mingle with awesome Rubyists and to give away some really cool stuff, like a Parrot AR Drone! Yeah, that’s right, Tropo is holding a contest for most innovative Tropo app (Phono and SMSified apps will also be accepted, as fellow Voxeo Labs APIs) and will be giving away the AR Drone on the last day to the winner!
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.