Telephony in LiveCode
slylabs13 at me.com
Mon Jan 14 14:37:40 EST 2013
I think the reason for this is primarily the phasing out of modems. While a modem can be purchased for this use, they don't typically come in computers by default anymore. I think what you need to do is look to purchase a Macintosh compatible telephony modem, which will probably come with software for this purpose. I found this page which may be of some informational use right away when I googled it: http://www.sustworks.com/pa_guide/compatibleModems.html
On Jan 13, 2013, at 4:30 PM, Timothy Miller wrote:
> I have to re-think my telephone system for business use. There's only one employee, me, and I usually can't answer the phone, but I want callers to have a convenient user-friendly experience, and to reach me when they need to. Some kind of simple auto-attendant, the ability to transfer a call to another line, plus the ability to play some recordings, then return to the main menu. Google Voice will do some of the things I need, but not others.
> Over the years, there have been products that do this sort of thing, working on a dedicated Macintosh. I ran my business phones this way for several years, a long time ago. Apparently, no such product currently exists for the Macintosh.
> There may be dozens of such products for Windows, probably mostly bad products. I haven't looked into it yet, and prefer to avoid that option if I can.
> Wondering what to do. More and more companies host some kind of virtual PBX, but most are intended for large organizations, too expensive for me, or won't suit my needs.
> It occurs to me I could probably make my own Virtual Receptionist application in LiveCode. I think LC can do everything I need, if used in conjunction with a modem. (If I'm not mistaken, simple modem commands and responses can detect key presses, answer calls, hang up, transfer calls and so on.) On the other hand, it's a pretty big job for do-it-yourself, particularly for me, a non-expert.
> Has this kind of application has already been attempted in LC? Is a usable version available? Maybe some kind of Virtual Receptionist construction kit? Anybody know?
> Thanks in advance, Tim
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