Integrating Messaging In Your Apps and Software Platform is Important!

Posted by Mike Woellert on Jan 18, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Messaging might be considered ‘old’ technology but it is still extremely relevant. It is today’s preferred choice of communication providing the instant gratification of a phone call without the awkward silences and extended conversations. Nowadays receiving phone calls often elicits a negative Pavlov’s response. The phone rings and we cringe, look at the Caller ID and probably ignore the call. On the contrary we can’t seem pick our phones up fast enough when we receive a message notification.

Here are a few reasons why you should integrate this oldie but goodie technology in your platform.

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Topics: SMS Solutions, SMS Service Provider, SMS, Messaging, Wholesale VOIP Providers

API 104: SIP and Mobility API Functions

Posted by Mike Woellert on Dec 14, 2016 9:30:00 AM

 In our latest series of blog posts we’ve been discussing APIs and their functionality.  We provided an intro to APIs, basics on number command functionality, and covered voice and messaging functions. In this post we’ll discuss the different API functions associated with SIP and Mobility.

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Topics: SMS Solutions, SMS Service Provider, VoIP Service Provider, VoIP, API, SIP Trunking

REST versus SOAP APIs

Posted by Mike Woellert on Aug 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM

APIs are programming interfaces in which software acts as the middle-man between two applications allowing them to communicate between one another. If you’re using an online CRM, or using the Twitter app, you’re interacting with an API.

Every time you use an API, it goes online and sends data back to a server. The server then performs the requested actions and sends data back to your device. If you’re new to APIs and development, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the two most popular types of APIs before choosing the one which will best meet your needs.

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Topics: SMS Solutions, Integrated VoIP Services, mobile voip developer, API

The SMS Messaging Movement

Posted by Mike Woellert on Jul 27, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Messaging applications are not just for communicating with friends, colleagues and family. Today, messaging applications have wide spread usage among businesses of all types.

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Topics: SMS Solutions, SMS Service Provider, SMS, SMS Applications

5 Ways Virtual Phone Numbers Help Drive Business

Posted by Mike Woellert on May 26, 2016 9:30:00 AM

The typical landline phone number originates from and terminates to a physical switch location at a telephone exchange or central office. The phone company servicing the number provisions it to work over the physical line in the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). These numbers must be used in the area code corresponding to the central office.

Virtual phone numbers eliminate the tie to a physical location. Without dependence on physical locations or systems, businesses have increased flexibility in how they use their numbers. Calls using virtual numbers are handled by a proxy and routed based on rules, similar how a programmer would develop an application.  

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Topics: SMS Solutions, VoIP Service Provider, VoIP, VoIP Business Service

SMS Solutions Your Boss Wants You To Implement Now

Posted by Mike Woellert on Jul 17, 2015 11:30:00 AM

SMS is a great tool to deliver short messages over mobile networks and business SMS solutions are a popular service for VoIP providers. They’ve evolved from just text messaging; though that’s still its bread and butter. Here’s what your boss wants to know about SMS solutions.

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Topics: SMS Solutions, SMS Service Provider, SMS

How VoIP Providers Supercharge Business with OTT Communications

Posted by Mike Woellert on Apr 2, 2015 12:00:00 PM

 

As the Internet opens up and bandwidth increases, third-party providers are taking advantage by offering Over-The-Top services. What are they exactly? If you refer to our Glossary page, OTT is the delivery of audio, video or other media over the Internet without multiple systems or providers in control of the distribution of content. A company like Netflix is considered an Over-The-Top service provider. So, how can these types of services give your business a boost?

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Topics: SMS Solutions, hosted voip providers, Over-The-Top Communications

3 New SMS Applications You Need to Develop Now

Posted by Mike Woellert on Oct 30, 2014 2:14:00 PM

With the rapid growth in mobile, software developers are increasing their attention developing new VoIP and SMS functionality to add value to their mobile apps.

As mobile devices are rapidly supplanting desktops as the preferred method for connectivity, developers are finding new uses for voice and messaging. 

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Topics: SMS Solutions, SMS Service Provider, SMS, VoIP Service Provider, SMS Applications

The Evolution of an SMS Enabled VoIP Service Provider

Posted by Mike Woellert on Oct 16, 2014 10:10:00 AM

Short messaging service (SMS) -- commonly called “texting” – is rapidly becoming the overwhelmingly popular choice for communication. In fact, an industry report revealed that 81% of user’s cell phone activity is sending or receiving text messages.  

While texting has been limited primarily to cell phones, next-generation SMS technology is moving beyond the mobile device market to be incorporated in non-wireless networks as well. For many IT environments, that will mean integrating SMS into VoIP-based infrastructures.

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Topics: SMS Solutions, SMS Service Provider, SMS, VoIP Service Provider

3 Business Factors When Selecting VoIP Service Providers

Posted by Tom White on Oct 9, 2014 11:43:00 AM


As more and more businesses of all sizes – from SMBs to large enterprises – turn to internet telephony and VoIP as a flexible, cost-efficient means of communications, they all face two choices for service: premised-based or cloud-based. Often many organizations follow the path of least resistance and stick with something familiar to them, such as their premise-based PBX and phone systems. The silver lining to all this is that these companies realize that VoIP is the future for data and telecommunications, they just need a better solution than the costly premise-based systems. Hosted VoIP offers the promise of cost-savings through cloud-based services with the advantage of no major CAPEX equipment. 

Here are three factors to finding a quality VoIP service provider:

  • Call Quality
  • Availability
  • Price

     

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Topics: SMS Solutions, VoIP Service Provider, VoIP Business Service