Cloud telephony solutions save enterprises from costly hardware, infrastructure and lengthy implementation cycles associated with legacy on-premise IP systems. In one of the latest developments in the cloud telephony segment, Telesocial, the San Francisco-based cloud telephony service platform, announced a new social voice API for the Yammer (News - Alert) developer platform at Yammer’s 2012 Hacktoberfest.
The API helps Yammer developers integrate mobile voice calling features like group calling, in-app voicemail, server conference spaces, call blocking and more into their Yammer apps without any usage fees.
The Telesocial API gives a versatile interface. Developers get a wide range of voice-powered use cases and integrations. Since the solution delivers all call functionalities via existing mobile phone infrastructure, a user does not need to be logged in to the application to receive a call or a voice message.
Users also benefit as they gain the ability to click-to-call directly to a mobile phone from within their app without having to know the receivers’ phone number, making Telesocial’s calling solution for Yammer apps safe and secure.
“The Telesocial API is the perfect addition to the Yammer developer toolbox,” says Eric Stone, CTO of Telesocial, in a statement. “By adding voice, developers can dramatically change the way we share and communicate with friends, family and colleagues within Yammer.”
Telesocial’s API is available as a SSL REST service and is free to users and developers. It supports multiple languages and platforms such as PHP, .Net / C#, Objective-C / iOS, JAVA, Python, Ruby, Scala, Flash / ActionScript3 and Unity.
Earlier this year, Telesocial announced today the extension of its social voice API to the LinkedIn (News - Alert) developer platform. Using the Telesocial API and the LinkedIn platform, developers can now integrate mobile voice calling into their applications without any usage fees.
The API also allows Web users to click-to-call directly to a mobile phone from within an app without having to know the receivers' phone number, making their LinkedIn profile their ultimate phone book for networking in a safe and convenient way.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey