Tag Archives: SMS

Summer Madness. Beware those heralding digital transformation and API business models

It must be the additional heat from global warming bringing the summer madness out early. This is just a selection of the silliness I see pass through my inbox today on the way to the deleted folder. Digital Transformation still keeps being used as if it means something. Digital was cool in the ’70s, just […]

Taking TADS Local with TADMeetup

TADS (Telecom Application Developer Summit) is an independent grassroots initiative to raise the profile of telecom application developers with the resources to support them, and create a sustainable and profitable telecom application ecosystem. One of the requests from people who could not make it to the TADSummit last year was to help organize local events […]

TADHack Launched

TADHack (Telecom Application Developer Hackathon) is a global event, created and driven by the grassroots of the industry to help developers discover the latest ways to add communications to their application, services and business processes.  And compete for $20k in prize money.  It is unique because it brings together all relevant telecom application development tools […]

Textizen, Public Engagement using Telecom APIs

I had the good fortune to talk with Serena Wales, CTO of Textizen, about how they are using SMS to encourage people to be more involved in their communities, non-profits and local government.  Textizen uses SMS because of its ubiquity to engage people through surveys, over 90% of Americans have text. Textizen began at a […]

TimeForge, Employee Scheduling made Simple with Telecom APIs

One of the things I enjoy about interviewing companies using Telecom APIs is talking with interesting people, like Anthony Presley the founder of TimeForge.  They’re energetic, focused, and to the point.  Such conversations are always insightful and a delight. TimeForge provides labor management tools which are particularly suited to industries with hourly workers, primarily restaurants, […]

LTE Asia 2012 Summary

LTE Asia proved to be a refreshingly frank, open, and interesting event.  With 800 attendees over the 2 days, some of the sessions I attended were packed with standing room only.  At the end of this article are some slides with a few of the many highlights from the conference, and a few of my […]

Summary of the Open Mobile Alliance Messaging Workshop 12 July 2012, Brooklyn USA

The conference agenda and slides can be downloaded here. At first blush it would appear RCS (Rich Communications Suite) has adopted OMA’s (Open Mobile Alliance) Converged IP Messaging (CIM) spec so work is complete.  But that means CIM is wholly dependent on RCS, which has the dumb dependency of IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), which is […]

The Elephant in The Room: The Mobile Voice Experience is Crap

A recent WSJ article “Talking Less, Paying More for Voice”  discussed the fact that usage of voice is in decline; and identifies some of the culprits for the decline: The iPhone, SMS, Yelp, Facebook, email, young people dominate everything and they do not call anymore, and other web services.  While most of these are true […]

Simple Service to Improve Communications Success

Operators must focus on ways to improve communications success to remain relevant as the customer’s primary communications service provider, that’s the one that gets paid rather than giving it away.  From my projects I have lists of hundreds of services operators could launch to improve on the basic communications experience, including the one mentioned below.  […]

SDP Asia Hightlight. BubbleMotion: Evolving from a VAS to an App Provider

The 6th SDP Asia Summit 27-30 March was reviewed previously here and here.  Tom Clayton gave an excellent presentation on BubbleMotion’s transition from being VAS (Value Added Service) provider to being an App provider at the conference, his case study is the focus of this article. Use of applications on smartphones is growing rapidly in […]