Dozens of Ways to Zang

Posted by Alex Misevski on February 10, 2017

Thanks to the digital explosion, the potential for brands to engage with existing and potential customers and to provide a great customer experience is boundless. Zang is helping marketing executives leverage technology and APIs to facilitate higher-level connectivity between customers and brands by enabling advanced communication capabilities.

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Topics: Ideas, cPaaS, Built On Zang

TaCode Tuesday: How to Create a Zang CocoaPod for Call and SMS

Posted by Pedram Mohammadi on February 7, 2017

Here’s a nightmare scenario: The night before you deploy your build to production, your colleague notices a bunch of libraries need to be updated and decides to update them, thinking it’s for the best. And then the unspeakable happens: your build breaks. You have to revert back the compatible version – search it, copy it, and test it again. You could have saved the app if not for the 20 libraries that you have to manually restore one by one. Someone has to inform the project manager that deployment has to be postponed. Unfortunately, that someone is you.

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Topics: Ideas, TaCode Tuesday, cPaaS

iOS vs. Android App Development: Which is the Best Choice for You?

Posted by Pedram Mohammadi on February 3, 2017

The battle for supremacy between the two giants of the operating system world—Android and iOS—grows ever thornier. Once a developer has decided to build an app, the key question that he or she often battles with is “between Android and iOS app development, which is the best choice for me”?

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Topics: Ideas, app development, mobile apps

Sending Automated SMS to Remind Patients About Doctor Appointments

Posted by Alex Misevski on January 27, 2017

Back in the day, patients were reminded about their medical appointments with postcards send through the mail. However, the postcard method was too slow, and the reminders often got trashed with the rest of the junk mail. After some decades, the use of phone calls become common. Unfortunately, phone calls are obstructive, usually untimely and, worse still, many people ignore unfamiliar numbers.

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Topics: SMS, Automation, Ways to Zang

Google Opens Access to its Speech-to-Text API

Posted by Alex Misevski on January 25, 2017

Google finally opened its Cloud Speech API to the public, allowing third-party developers to convert audio-to-text within their own applications. Since March 2016, the web giant has provided access to the limited preview version through its developer website. Although it’s still in beta, Google’s speech recognition technology promises to offer developers an improved experience that’s better than current speech recognition providers.

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Topics: Communication Apps, APIs, app development