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

Zang Beefs Up Business Processes With Enhanced Communication Capabilities

Posted by Lee Ho on January 2, 2017

Imagine the improvements in communications and collaboration among the internal and external users of your business processes and applications if their communications software, e.g., text, email and chat, were built right in. There’d be no more switching between apps to continue conversations or share information. Processes could be integrated, transmissions streamlined and productivity elevated.

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Topics: Communication Apps, UX, Automation

TaCode Tuesdays: Create an Automated Outbound Call Dialer Using Zang

Posted by Pedram Mohammadi on December 20, 2016

Welcome back to TaCode Tuesdays! This is the only place you can find snippets of code for use in your very own text/voice apps, along with a weekly dose of taco puns. I’m a developer here at Zang and not only am I a big fan of tacos (if that wasn’t already apparent), I’m also a fan of open source. My goal is to share a new app idea each week that you're free to use “as is” or modify and use as the basis for your next app.

In the last few weeks, I have been detailing how to build an interactive voice response system (IVR) using Zang—you can check out PART 1 here, PART 2 here, and as always, if you’d like to learn how to get started on Zang, take a look at our very first post.

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Topics: Communication Apps, Ideas, TaCode Tuesday, cPaaS

Zang APIs Enable Text Messaging Services for Puerto Rican Utility Company

Posted by Alex Misevski on December 7, 2016

“Send SMS” is a new service developed by Zang Cloud partner ImaginationSoft for its client, a major water utility company in Puerto Rico. ImaginationSoft, a custom software development company, is also based in Puerto Rico and has been working with this client for more than 10 years—initially programming its interactive voice response (IVR) system and then adding services over the course of the relationship.

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Topics: Communication Apps, Ideas, Use Cases

TaCode Tuesdays: How to Develop a Cloud-Based Conference Call Mobile Application

Posted by Alex Misevski on December 6, 2016

Welcome back to TaCode Tuesdays! This is the only place you can find snippets of code for use in your very own text/voice apps, along with a weekly dose of taco puns. I’m a developer here at Zang and not only am I a big fan of tacos (if that wasn’t already apparent), I’m also a fan of open source. My goal is to share a new app idea each week that you're free to use “as is” or modify and use as the basis for your next app.

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Topics: Communication Apps, Ideas, TaCode Tuesday, cPaaS