Build travel apps the easy way

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This is a presentation for THack 2011, a 24-hour travel hackathon held in Singapore.

This presentation shows how to build an app that notify passengers in the event of flight delays. By using Hoiio API, a voice broadcast system can be created in a day!

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  • Common emergency problem\nEmail is useless..\nSMS is good. Call is even better.\n
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  • Build travel apps the easy way

    1. 1. Build Travel AppsThe Easy Way Presented by @samwize for THack 2011
    2. 2. Imagine thisscenario..
    3. 3. Imagine thisscenario..
    4. 4. Imagine thisscenario..So you decide to create an app that automatically call/sms all passengers when a flight is delayed
    5. 5. You start to develop the app..
    6. 6. You start to develop the app..You purchase hardwares
    7. 7. You start to develop the app..You purchase hardwaresYou develop with Asterisk and SIP
    8. 8. You start to develop the app..You purchase hardwaresYou develop with Asterisk and SIPYou subscribe to VoIP providers
    9. 9. The result ?
    10. 10. This is because
    11. 11. This is becauseServers areEXPENSIVE
    12. 12. This is becauseServers are Asterisk/SIP isEXPENSIVE DIFFICULT
    13. 13. This is becauseServers are Asterisk/SIP is VoIP isEXPENSIVE DIFFICULT TEDIOUS
    14. 14. This is because too much unnecessary work!!Servers are Asterisk/SIP is VoIP isEXPENSIVE DIFFICULT TEDIOUS
    15. 15. Can this be avoided?
    16. 16. Yes.
    17. 17. Don’t reinvent the wheel
    18. 18. Build10% On Top - NOT -100% From Nothing
    19. 19. Use third party APIs such as: Amazon S3 Facebook Google Maps Paypal Hoiio
    20. 20. Use third party APIs such as: Amazon S3 Facebook Google Maps Paypal Hoiio
    21. 21. What is Hoiio ?
    22. 22. What is Hoiio ? provides powerful communication APIs
    23. 23. What is Hoiio ? SMS API provides powerful communication APIs
    24. 24. What is Hoiio ? SMS API Voice API provides powerful communication APIs
    25. 25. What is Hoiio ? SMS API IVR API Voice API provides powerful communication APIs
    26. 26. Voice broadcast in 3 lines of code
    27. 27. Voice broadcast in 3 lines of codenumbers = array(“+6590000000”, “+6591111111”, “+6592222222”);
    28. 28. Voice broadcast in 3 lines of codenumbers = array(“+6590000000”, “+6591111111”, “+6592222222”);foreach (number in numbers)
    29. 29. Voice broadcast in 3 lines of codenumbers = array(“+6590000000”, “+6591111111”, “+6592222222”);foreach (number in numbers) dial(number, “Your flight SQ123 has been delayed...”);
    30. 30. If you use Hoiio for the app..
    31. 31. If you use Hoiio for the app..Zero setup fee
    32. 32. If you use Hoiio for the app..Zero setup feeScalable global infrastructure
    33. 33. If you use Hoiio for the app..Zero setup feeScalable global infrastructure1 day to develop
    34. 34. You can do MORE with Hoiio
    35. 35. call tracking IVR call centerinteractive SMS outreach & promotions You can do MORE with Hoiio 2FAclick-to-call conference interactive polling voicemail fax voice broadcast
    36. 36. Sign up. It’s Free!
    37. 37. Comes with free $10 trial credits Email developer@hoiio.comwith the subject “THack” to lift trial restrictions

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