WebRTC World Feature Article

January 25, 2013

WebRTC Gains More Support from Voxeo Labs with Phono SDK JavaScript API

The free, open project, WebRTC, continues to gain support and following from different industry verticals. WebRTC may very well be the future of Real-Time Communication (RTC) due to its powerful capabilities of making Web-to-Web and Web-to-phone calls. By releasing the open source code to the world, Google is hoping to see more tools being developed around the technology. Voxeo Labs, the creator of Phono, is certainly one of these companies.

Voxeo Labs is a company that claims to invest in revolutionary ideas to create new communication solutions. According to the company’s website, its products are currently being used by over 150,000 developers, as well as many carriers and service providers around the world.

Some of its products include Ameche, a Communications Platform-as-a-Service (cPaaS) that combines voice, video and text conversations with popular cloud APIs for a fluid mobile experience. It also boasts a high-performance unified communications application called Prism for delivering converged Web and telecom applications. Furthermore, the company has invested in SMS applications such as Tropo and SMSified. Tropo is a cloud API for building phone and SMS applications offering real-time communications, while SMSified is a simple API for sending and receiving text messages.

Its new creation, Phono, is a simple JQuery plugin and JavaScript library that supports WebRTC. It ultimately allows developers to build applications that enable the making of phone calls and sending of instant messages right within the browser. The Phono SDK will allow the embedding of two-way audio and chat onto any Web page without any server-side logic on the part of developers. All communications are handled by the VoxeoLabs cloud making it a pure client-side solution.

The Phono SDK documentation shows how to develop applications using the API. The documentation shows how to use the Phono SDK objects, including code calling and messaging parameters for applications.

Currently, WebRTC is still new and in the experimental phase. The Phono SDK, however can be used in the Google Chrome canary experimental browser where Voxeo Labs is demonstrating its capabilities.

Edited by Allison Boccamazzo


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