Building Phone Applications Creating Telephony Applications With Plivo


Build your own phone system for $5: A Plivo cookbook

I’ve been building commercial phone/voice/SMS applications for companies for years. 3 years ago it took a large investment in proprietary software, hardware, and complicated service agreements with the big telcos to do this.

Today companies like Plivo are growing by leaps and bounds because they’ve turned voice into a an easy to implement API. This kind of technology isn’t new at all, it’s actually how most of the really expensive carrier grade IVR platforms I worked on functioned. What is new is that it’s now accessible to anyone for just a few bucks per month. Now that these types of services are available to the public at large at a very low cost there isn’t a need for the old guard of VoIP providers and “hosted PBX” companies anymore. So why are they still in business? Because at the surface it seems really complicated to implement phone APIs and counter intuitive to say you can build the same voice services these companies are charging a 900% markup for in one afternoon and a few bucks.

That’s why I moved to consulting and wrote Building Phone Applications. I know that there’s a better, more affordable, and honestly cooler way to solve these kinds of business problems. There is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t be doing this for your company. In this book I will show you from the ground up how to leverage the latest VoIP technology, services and tools to create your own phone platform that does what you want, is infinitely customizable, and has virtually no cost whatsoever check it out and let me know what you think.

Here’s what I cover…

Section One

Companies with a phone number get more business. – An analysis and guide on using voice and SMS applications to beat your competition and delight your customers.

Section Two

Hands on tutorials and full code examples of interactive voice and SMS applications, integrating voice and SMS into your existing applications, and building better customer experience and growing trust through voice services. In each tutorial I will explain the application, provide the code with detailed explanations, and finally show why it works.
Step by Step examples including:

  • A Google Voice clone
  • Find-Me/Follow Me with voicemail
  • Interactive Voice Response system
  • Fully featured conference calling system
  • Intelligent ring groups
  • Marketing Automation by integrating MailChimp and SMS.
  • A complete small business PBX platform that powers SIP phones.
  • A click-to-call system for your website
  • SMS blast notification system

Section Three

Building a resilient phone platform using Plivo, Digital Ocean, and DNS. I explain the Plivo cloud service in comparison to the Plivo opensource project and highlight some of the key differences between Plivo and the other Voice API services.

Code you can use.

All of the examples in the book are written in simple PHP with full explanations of the code as well as a detailed “How it works” section.

Code Sample


What it is, How to do it, How it works

Each example explains these three things in plain english with full source code examples that can be used as is, but are modular enough to be picked over and integrated with your existing applications.

How it works

As a special gift from our friends at Plivo, the first 100 readers to buy Building Phone Applications will get a code redeemable for $20 at (All Gone!) That’s enough to run your phone system for months so you can run the examples in this book completely free.

The Complete Package

Buy now for $99

Get the book, All source code and examples, 3 detailed video tutorials plus $20 credit for your Plivo account.  In addition to the book you will get:

  • The book in PDF, ePub, and MOBI formats
  • 22 Example scripts including ready to run code and every example from the book.
  • 3 Video tutorials covering the Plivo and Digital Ocean setup, setting up a softphone with Plivo and debugging

The Book + Source Codebutton (3)

Get the book, All source code and examples, plus $20 credit for your Plivo account. You’ll get all of the following:

  • The book in PDF, ePub, and MOBI formats
  • 22 Example Scripts including the full PBX and extra apps ready to upload and run out of the box.

The BookBuy now for $24

Get the book in PDF, ePub and MOBI. The most affordable package. Thanks to our friends at Plivo you’re essentially getting the book for free. This will be the best investment you can make in your business.

Still not sure?

Want to take a look at the first chapter for free? Just enter your email address and I’ll send you a sample chapter so you can check out the content for free.  Or, just go ahead and buy the book and if you’re not completely satisfied I’ll give you a full refund.

About the author

Vince Dasta is the founder of Simple Vox, and the author of Building Phone Applications, a step by step guide to building voice and SMS applications. Vince also has many years in the telecommunications and consulting industry where he started his career by running a dial-up BBS out of his basement in high school.

Buy now for $24 – Get the book in PDF, ePub, and MOBI format.

Buy now for $49 –  Get the book in PDF, ePub, and MOBI format plus all of the examples and source code.

Buy now for $99 –  Get the book in PDF, ePub, and MOBI format, all of the examples and source code plus 3 video tutorials.