The Future of VoIP & Web Apps

I am Lifeblogging the VoN show. No words, just photos. Check out the super booth for Open Source Asterisk. On to Flickr for photos.

On the eve of VoN – The Voice over The Net trade show, Niall Kennedy and I got together to discuss the the future of Voice on the Net, mobile platforms and how the web 2.0 world doesn’t really incorporate the other two elements of the “next net” in their product strategies. We talk about when it makes sense for Web apps to add voice or mobile capabilities? What are the costs and benefits?

Are so called “web 2.0″ companies just shinier versions of existing applications? Is anyone actually pushing the envelope and inventing entirely new industries? IP-based voice applications have already changed the way we think about communicating online. Mobile phones are now common tools of daily communication with relatively fast data connections with always-on access to the Web and focused data. Why are we not seeing more integration of voice and mobile into new web applications?

We are encouraging that start-ups walk through the halls of focused gatherings such as VON or CTIA to gather new ideas about product integration across multiple mediums and devices. This week’s PodSession, VoIP and mobile integration, is 23 minutes long, a 11 MB download.

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