Showing posts with label Twilio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Twilio. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Google App Engine, Gaelyk and Twilio

Having fun in the evenings playing with Google App Engine, Gaelyk and Twilio. Using Gaelyk (Groovy) and the Google App Engine platform, I have been able to play around with my trial account at Twilio to create a simple IVR application. What is really nice is that Gaelyk is great for Groovy developers looking for a simple way to get something done on GAE and Twilio is a full-featured IVR platform that is much more flexible and less expensive than the enterprise IVR platform I work with on a daily basis. SMS, recording and robust call handling are some features I plan to explore in more detail in the upcoming nights. Working these past ~2 years with IVR applications I have found that IVR and Web development share many cross-cutting concerns like availability, redundancy, reliability and scalability. With GAE providing the platform and Twilio managing the telephony portion of the application, businesses can deploy a simple IVR with less upfront investment and less maintenance costs.