Last summer, West Corporation acquired Flowroute, a software-centric carrier that provides communication services and technology for cloud-based products. This was a great endorsement for the growth and success of the CPaaS (Communications Platform as a Service) and programmable telecom industry.
Flowroute has been involved with TADHack since its inception and is sponsoring TADHack-mini Orlando for the third straight year.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with TADHack, it is an event where people from all backgrounds, including developers, graphic designers and IT managers, come together to collaborate on cloud-based apps and services to solve problems that matter by utilizing programmable telecoms. What is great about TADHack is you don’t need to be a coder to participate.
Partnering with Enterprise Connect, enables attendees to get hands-on experience with Telecom APIs, UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service), CCaaS (Contact Center as a Service), UC&C (Unified Communications and Collaboration), and much more. For those not attending Enterprise Connect, you get to build your portfolio of skills in programmable telecoms that will be in demand for the next decade.
For TADHack sponsors, it’s a great way to demonstrate the power of their platforms to solve a multitude of problems using programmable telecoms. Not just the typical enterprise use cases.
“We look forward to TADHack each year as we have the opportunity to interact with some incredibly smart individuals who have a passion for telecom and how it can drive the customer experience. By opening up our software we’re able to give developers the ability to innovate the customer experience through unique implementations of voice and messaging in cloud-based apps and services,” said Eric Harber, General Manager at Flowroute.
Some of Flowroute’s past winners include:
Thomas Howe with Legal Aid. Extending social services through messaging to all stakeholders. Which also won the Code For Orlando prize.
Tim Christovich, Jeremiah Lantzer, Muntaser Jems Syed, and Chris Woodle used Flowroute to create Ciphertext. A mobile application platform for shared and controlled access to your smart home devices. The mobile app allows you to share access to a smart-lock enabled door via an SMS text message or an MMS delivered QR code.
Steffen Camarato, Bruno Harger Alves, Vikki Horn, Nicolas Jaramillo used Flowroute to create their hack Ghosted. Their app, “Ghosted”, enables anonymity to protect users, but allows a full scale system to communicate via SMS, MMS, and voice calls, without letting the other user know their phone numbers.
You can check out Flowroute’s developer center for more information about what you can do with their APIs.