We are just one day away from opening the doors to the 37signals Highrise + Lypp VoIP Mashup contest, we are all quite excited about what will come of that, the entire post is over here.
Something I read today that I thought was rather "timely" in this regard was Thomas Howe's post regarding his new Ruby Gem built for Broadsoft via Xtended.
For those who don't know, Broadsoft is essentially the leader in the VoIP softswitch department although they really like to be called a Voice Application vendor, I think, Scott will likely correct me on that 😉
At least one person has asked me what I think of BX (Broadsoft Xtended) and what it means to Lypp and specifically the impact it has on the Lypp API.
Here it is..
1. For carriers, the Lypp API is to some degree what Xtended is to Broadsoft, just not for Boradsoft. Our API was written so that we could easily port it to any softswitch, voice application platform, voip switch etc. So if Broadsoft customers or even competition wanted some of the same functionality that is delivered via Xtended they might take a look at the Lypp API.
2. For service providers, Lypp offers a complete service toolkit that not only gives you the API but also delivers the telephony service as well. Think of the Lypp API as the Amazon Web Services of VoIP. The API is free and so is a developer account, you only pay for what you use, just like Amazon Web Services.
3. For application developers, it is a brainless way to bring advanced telephony into existing or new applications (web, mobile, client-server, et al) without investing millions into infrastructure.
The impact Broadsoft Xtended has on Lypp is very positive. Broadsoft has plenty of marketing dollars and the more people that understand what Xtended is the more it will help little companies like Lypp accelerate their own growth.
So to this I say, "Go Broadsoft! Go Lypp! Go Rails!"
by Erik | http://sipthat.com
In addition to the Lypp service, Lypp is offering an API that allows developers the ability to create his/her own telephony feature in an application…
VANCOUVER, October 2, 2007 – Lypp (http://lypp.com) announced today the availability of its first API (Application Programming Interface) and wholesale VoIP termination service, decreasing time to market for developers when integrating Internet Telephony into any application.
"We have built a REST-based VoIP API that will fast track VoIP Integration for any developer that understands XML," said Lypp CEO Erik Lagerway. "Until now the only way developers could integrate scalable and reliable telephony was through acquisition of expensive equipment and infrastructure. Lypp has removed those barriers by building a simple API and allowing our customers to leverage our access to the North American PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) including but not limited to TELUS, Rogers, Bell, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, SBC and BellSouth, through the most trusted interconnect providers in the business including Level 3, Global Crossing and XO. We are working with the best partners to deliver the best call experience in North America and we're excited that our partners can leverage our API to deliver this experience to their customers."
The Lypp API enables rapid VoIP feature implementation, including: Click-to-Call and Click-to-Conference, virtual phone booth calling features, and integration of basic and advanced telephony such as embedded email and profile call links for FaceBook, MySpace and other web-based applications and services.
Lypp is disrupting the telecommunications industry by using the data
connections and applications that already exist on cell phones and mobile
devices to give users features and pricing that the wireless carriers don't,
won't or can't offer. Lypp also provides wholesale services leveraging its
REST-based API to enable integration of VoIP features with other web-based
applications and services.
The Lypp service is operated and owned by Gaboogie Canada Inc.
For further information: Daniel Gibbons, (778) 998-9543, firstname.lastname@example.org