Globe Labs and Voxeo Labs Successfully Launch Voice APIs in the Philippines

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Joint Globe Labs and Voxeo Labs developer event "Power up with Voice!" launches Global Labs' voice APIs in the Philippines

It was an amazing event organized between Globe and Voxeo Labs, the energy from the developers was intense, and the level of innovation astounding

The Globe Labs - Developers Day : Power up with Voice! on April 13, 2013 was a roaring success, with over 100 developers attending, the venue in Manila was packed. Developers got a preview of the new Globe Labs Voice API, powered by Tropo, where they learned how to build and launch apps with voice capabilities that can be easily integrated to the popular programming languages of Ruby, PHP, Javascript, Python, and Groovy. Globe's partner, Voxeo Labs, was on site to conduct the workshop, including Voxeo Labs CTO, Jose de Castro and Chief Evangelist, Johnny Diggz.

"It was an amazing event organized between Globe and Voxeo Labs, the energy from the developers was intense, and the level of innovation astounding. In a few hours of coding, we saw demos with everything from a voice-based event management system to an app that reads you the latest posts from," said Jose de Castro.

Other demoed apps included a student/teacher scheduling system, real-time currency converter, and a customizable survey app running on Heroku. Photos and tweets from the event are available here:

The functionality exposed by the voice API includes:

» Make a Call : Have your application dial a sip address or better yet an actual phone number. You can call even more than one number or sip address with just 2 lines of code.

» Call Control : With the API you can route a call to another phone number or sip address, reject a call without answering or even have other callers to join in for a conference call.

» Speech Recognition: Not just the tone touch input. The API gives your caller the capability to talk back to your application, and by simply telling the API what the expected words are as the valid answer.

» Recording : Going beyond speech recognition, the API has the capability to transcribe the caller's responses to text and you can easily save it to your database, or perhaps record their responses in part or whole as audio files.

"We're very happy with the event, it was a great success, demonstrating the creative talent of the Philippines with voice APIs. Our previous voice API was very difficult to deploy so we decided to look for other ways and found the solution with Voxeo Labs through their platform called Tropo which is very easy to use," said Greg Igaya, head of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation for Digital Media at Globe.

About Globe

Globe is a leading full service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, Internet and managed services. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singapore Telecom who are acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region. For more information, visit

About Voxeo Labs
Voxeo Labs lives at the intersection of developers and service providers. Voxeo Labs invests in revolutionary ideas and innovates new communications solutions. Voxeo Labs products include Tropo, Phono, Ameche and PRISM and are used by over 150,000 developers and many of the largest telcos and mobile carriers.

Ms. Yoly C. Crisanto
Head, Corporate Communications
Globe Telecom
Tel. No. 7302627
Fax No. 7393075
Email Address: globe.corpcomm(at)

Cristina Moe Salanova
Community Manager
Voxeo Labs
Email Address: cristina(at)

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