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A presentation on the Kipokezi Apps Challenge API by John Carroll

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  • 1. The Kipokezi App Framework February 27, 2012 John Carroll Director of Technology ForgetMeNot Software Internet messaging on every mobile
  • 2. Who am I• Me: John Carroll (kipapps@fmnsoft.com)• Director of Technology – ForgetMeNot Africa• Working Programmer for 18 years• Blog: http://blogs.zdnet.com/carroll• Twitter: – @FmnJohn – @FMNA / #KIPAPPS Internet messaging on every mobile
  • 3. ForgetMeNot Africa• Subsidiary of ForgetMeNot Software• Extensible Messaging Platform (eTXT) – Plugins for • Email • IM (Live Messenger, Facebook, GTalk) • Facebook posts and comments • Custom tools (CV Tool, #BUZZ, Spinner)• Lives in our data center• Licensed to Carriers Internet messaging on every mobile
  • 4. Kipokezi• Why do you care?• Our brand in Kenya• On Safaricom network• Safaricom.com email – Google-hosted account http://www.kipokezi.com Internet messaging on every mobile
  • 5. Kipokezi Concept• Let’s any phone get on Facebook GTalk Live Messenger More.. Email• Uses SMS – Send to virtual number “contact”• Price per message: 0.25Ksh Internet messaging on every mobile
  • 6. How it works• Command and control: 223 – Online / offline – Who Online – Find – Contact creation• Chat interactions: virtual numbers – IM / new contact “invites”• Coming soon: USSD, Dasuba Messenger Internet messaging on every mobile
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  • 10. Extensibility API• Let’s third parties leverage our connection• Creates a new “trigger” on 223• Creates a 2-way channel to your server – Session based on “virtual number” – 60 minutes timeout - sliding• Session maintained – Per Session – Per Customer Internet messaging on every mobile
  • 11. Register your app1. Visit: a) www.forgetmenotafrica.com/developers2. Register as a developer3. Go to: a) www.safaricom.net/Registration4. Click “Register as a Developer” Internet messaging on every mobile
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  • 16. Writing your app• Simple call to your server – Will announce a hosting partner soon• Support these protocols (all HTTP) – SOAP / XML – JSON – HTTP POST (form encoding)• Specify a “trigger” command• Test with your dev “short code” Internet messaging on every mobile
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  • 19. Application State• Session State – Passed with each subsequent call – Lives as long as the “virtual number”• Customer State – Crosses session boundary – Associated with a Kipokezi account – Passed with each call• Both are unstructured strings Internet messaging on every mobile
  • 20. JSON RequestPOST http://127.0.0.1:60047/SomeService.php HTTP/1.1Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf-8Host: 127.0.0.1:60047Content-Length: 105Expect: 100-continue{ "customerstate":null, "id":"09883dc9-a90c-4bb6-b71f-73e94a56e618", "msg":"#calc Dave", "sessionstate":null} Internet messaging on every mobile
  • 21. JSON ResponseHTTP/1.1 200 OKDate: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 12:30:30 GMTContent-Type: application/json; charset=utf-8Content-Length: 138Connection: Close{ "customerstate":null, "id":"09883dc9-a90c-4bb6-b71f-73e94a56e618", "msg":"Hi Dave. Reply with the first number to add", "sessionstate":“Dave“} Internet messaging on every mobile
  • 22. HTTP POST RequestPOST http://127.0.0.1:60047/FormPostCalc.ashx HTTP/1.1Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencodedHost: 127.0.0.1:60047Content-Length: 80Expect: 100-continueConnection: Keep-AliveId=d1a7ecd6-5fe5-4d5a-9d85-0c71aa1cbd04&Message=#c2&SessionState=&CustomerState= Internet messaging on every mobile
  • 23. HTTP POST ResponseHTTP/1.1 200 OKDate: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 12:30:25 GMTContent-Type: text/xml; charset=utf-8Content-Length: 140Connection: Close<mt id="5b84f57d-0cc7-4840-adc5-f78c62a08e52"> <msg>Reply with the first number to add</msg> <sessionstate /> <customerstate /></mt> Internet messaging on every mobile
  • 24. Extensibility Roadmap• USSD• Push SMS to User – Requires user authorization – Daily limit• Group Chat – Loop in Social Graph• Reusable Algorithms – Group Chat “Chooser” wizard Internet messaging on every mobile
  • 25. Important Points• Revenue share: 20% of our rev share• Only make money from SMS-MO• Apps MUST encourage dialogue – Approval relies on this• Make your apps “sticky” – Things people need regularly – Local Content (e.g. Nairobi traffic reports) – Fills a need Internet messaging on every mobile
  • 26. Apps Challenge• Deadline for submission: 23rd March• Shortlist announced: April 2nd• Hackathon: 13th-15th April• Awards: 15th April• Prizes – Up to 3 iPads – $2000 Internet messaging on every mobile
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  • 28. Keep in Touch!• This is version 1.0• What do you want on the roadmap?• What isn’t working correctly?• The URLs – https://www.facebook.com/fmnafrica – https://www.facebook.com/groups/kipapps – http://www.forgetmenotafrica.com Internet messaging on every mobile