SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Voxeo Corporation, a managed, nationwide network and web development platform for creating and deploying phone applications, today announced that more than 1,000 developers have become registered members of the Voxeo Community. First publicly announced earlier this month, available at http://community.voxeo.com , this free site provides Voxeo's developers, customers and partners all of the resources and support necessary for creating, testing and deploying web-based phone applications on their Phone+Web Network, Voxeo.Net. Voxeo Community Developers have learned to create a new generation of applications for the telephone. Currently, web developers use web technologies such as Microsoft ASP, Java JSP/Servlets, Allaire(TM) ColdFusion(R), Perl, and PHP to create traditional web applications. Voxeo makes it just as easy for developers to use those technologies to create web applications for the telephone, using phone markup languages like VoiceXML and CallXML. As a result, visitors to the Voxeo Community site -- even those without any previous experience developing phone applications -- have successfully created and deployed new phone applications in just a few hours. To further simplify development, Voxeo has also created Voxeo Designer, a free Rapid Application Development tool, which allows developers to visually design Phone+Web applications. Voxeo Designer automatically generates the VoiceXML and CallXML code for the developer, radically reducing the amount of time necessary to create Phone+Web applications. "Voxeo's technology is very cool. It's exciting, as a developer, to be able to use existing web technologies such as ColdFusion and Voxeo's open platform to quickly and easily develop applications that combine the web and the phone," said Jeremy Allaire co-founder and CTO of Allaire. "Voxeo has made it so that any web developer can create their own Phone+Web applications in under a day." "Voxeo elegantly demonstrates that XML's device-independent descriptive approach is as powerful for phone applications as it is for visual display," said Charles F. Goldfarb, father of markup languages and author of The XML Handbook. Voxeo Community allows developers to leverage their existing skills with standard XML-based markup languages to add phone and voice capability to virtually any business application. Phone+Web applications already created by developers in the Voxeo Community range from simple voicemail systems and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) applications, such as tele-banking, to robust, speech-driven e-commerce applications and personal communications services, such as Unified Messaging and instant phone notification. Key features of Voxeo's Community Site: -- More than 30 tutorials in VoiceXML and CallXML, since there are currently no books available on Phone+Web applications; -- An extensive open source library, including open source sample applications and audio libraries that developers can use as a starting point to create their own custom applications. These open source applications are written using various web development tools, so that developers have the option to choose familiar web technologies to develop phone applications; -- Specifications and complete documentation for VoiceXML and CallXML; -- Voxeo Designer, a free Rapid Application Development tool for visually designing Phone+Web applications; -- Newsgroups where developers, customers and Voxeo employees can interact and share solutions; -- Free access for testing and initial trials on Voxeo.Net, Voxeo's managed, nationwide network, with a unique phone number for each application created and tested; -- 24-hour technical support via phone or email. Voxeo already has a 25-person team in customer support with extensive experience in creating Phone+Web applications, making sure that Voxeo customers and developers get all the help they need to create and deploy applications; -- All of the resources available at Voxeo Community are free. Developers need only register to have access to everything at http://community.voxeo.com ; -- No new hardware or software needed in order to create, test and deploy Phone+Web applications. "As a developer, I know how hard it was to develop applications that combine the phone and the web. Through Voxeo Community, we've made it so that creating and deploying phone apps is the same as creating and deploying web apps," explained Jonathan Taylor, president and CTO of Voxeo. "The 1,000 developers in our community are already creating the next generation of applications for the 1.5 billion phone users." About Voxeo Corporation Voxeo Corporation manages Voxeo.Net, the first nationwide network for the creation and deployment of Phone+Web applications. Voxeo was founded in 1999 by Gary Reback, formerly of Wilson Sonsini, and Jonathan Taylor, a recognized developer and expert in both phone and web technologies. Voxeo is funded by Crosspoint Venture Partners, Mayfield and prominent individual investors. Voxeo is headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, with an additional office in Orlando, Florida. For more information, please visit www.voxeo.com.
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