We are excited to announce another new telephony API – Call Conferencing!
It used to be very tedious to develop communication apps, with call conferencing being one of the hardest. Some developers choose to buy off-the-shelf solutions. However, that often doesn’t do what they want, and customization/integration is usually not possible.
But now with Hoiio API, it is a breeze!
Hoiio now provides multi-party conferencing API, in addition to the existing 1-to-1 call back API. With just one line of code, you can connect multiple people!
Try out our conferencing demo now, which is FREE to try! You can call up to 8 persons and chat altogether!
We are also providing the source code to help you get started.
NOTE: The demo uses one common conference room, so you could be in a conference with strangers. This demo will run for a week, until 29th Nov 2011, 11:59 pm.
There are 2 changes to support conferencing.
- Call Conference API (new!) – This will make outbound calls to multiple phones, and put them in a room.
- IVR Transfer API (changed) – Transfer API now accepts “room” as a “dest”, using a URI schema. For example, you can transfer an inbound call to a conference room by specifying “dest=room:R1234″, where R1234 is the room ID.
Both APIs use the concept of (conference) room. So if you put 5 calls into the same room, they can hear and talk to one another.