Showcase Sponsor at DEMO Spring 2012

April 17, 2012

After winning DEMO Asia, which was held in Singapore 2 months ago, we now fly 13,642 km to DEMO Spring, which will be held in Santa Clara from April 18-19.

This time round, Hoiio API will not be doing a 6 minute launch pitch, and will not be contesting for the $1 million grand award (too bad).. However, we are there as a showcase sponsor.

If you missed our 6 minute winning pitch during DEMO Asia, here it is:

We look forward to talking to you at the conference.

And if you are in the bay area, do give us a ping if you like to catch up!

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Hoiio API Wins Top Award at DEMO Asia 2012

March 03, 2012

We did it! 

Hoiio API has been voted by several hundred audience at DEMO Asia 21012, and awarded the People’s Choice!

As a result, Hoiio gets 20K USD of accelerator program in Silicon Valley, 200K USD media exposure, and a chance to pitch 6min in DEMO US! We are totally excited! Cheers!

“The Hoiio team has flair, too. They were smooth and fun on stage, showed some very clean code on the stage screen, and promised that it has more up its sleeve.”
Matt Marshall, VentureBeat

“More impressively Hoiio showed that their product works – proving how quickly a targeted mass sms can motivate a community of people.”
Kristine Lauria, SGEntrepreneurs


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DEMO Asia 2012

February 29, 2012

DEMO Asia is the inaugural launchpad for emerging technologies from Asia. This year, it is held in Singapore for over 2 days, with over 70 companies participating.

Hoiio API is also participating! We will be presenting on stage with our awesome APIs, under the category of Cloud technologies.

If you are attending DEMO Asia, do hear us on stage at 10.30am, 1 March 2012. And drop by our booth at L2-0002.

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Writing a Call Conferencing App is Never Easier

November 23, 2011

Conference Call Made Easy

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!


Conferencing Demo

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. 


New APIs

There are 2 changes to support conferencing.

  1. Call Conference API (new!) – This will make outbound calls to multiple phones, and put them in a room.
  2. 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.
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