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VoiceXML for web developers

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Over at the Voxeo developer’s blog, I’ve started a series of blog posts on building voice apps with the VoiceXML standard. As a web developer, building voice apps sounds like a complicated process. From the first blog post...

Before joining Voxeo, I wasn’t much of a voice guy. I’m a web guy. I was pretty sure that voice applications were created through witchcraft. Turns out, there’s no magic involved, just some standards and markup languages. If you can create a web app, you can create a voice app.

My goal at Voxeo is to reduce the complications behind building real-time communications apps. Voice, SMS, and IM are all easy to add to an existing web app, and I intend to show you how. To get started, read my first two posts on VoiceXML for web developers: the introduction where I explain what the options are and get a phone number set up, and Hello World where I create a simple VoiceXML application. Next up will be adding speech recognition and touch-tone input to the application.

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