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Re: Telephony API - Initial Draft

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 00:35:51 -0300
Message-ID: <CA+c2ei9c+Y-yHUti7bzv7_DeTcYHEWjZ+xc2HCY3X9NUq6aypw@mail.gmail.com>
To: EDUARDO FULLEA CARRERA <efc@tid.es>
Cc: "public-sysapps@w3.org" <public-sysapps@w3.org>, JOSE MANUEL CANTERA FONSECA <jmcf@tid.es>, DANIEL JESUS COLOMA BAIGES <dcoloma@tid.es>
On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 7:20 AM, EDUARDO FULLEA CARRERA <efc@tid.es> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> My colleague Jose M. Cantera and myself have been working on an initial draft of the Telephony API, based on the Firefox OS (B2G) WebTelephony API, that I take the opportunity to share with you:
> https://github.com/telefonicaid/WebAPISpecs/tree/develop/Telephony
>
> Although the WG has not been officially kicked-off, I expect that it will be soon, and I hope this draft can be a suitable starting point and can help us to progress the work. Moreover we are willing to act as co-editors of this spec, together with any other interested party.
>
> Looking forward to your feedback.

Disclaimer: I'm biased since I've been taking part in designing this API :-)

This API looks great!

This API is currently implemented in Firefox OS so we have
implementation experience showing that it works and allows building
useful telephony applications. One thing that we'd like to add is the
ability to receive incoming calls in the form of a system message so
that the telephony application doesn't need to be running, but is
started as soon as there is an incoming call. However in order for
that to be possible to specify, we need define system messages first,
probably as part of the runtime specification.

I'd also like to add that we have a draft of extensions to this API
which would allow multipart calls. However we haven't implemented
these yet, so we don't have the same level implementation experience.
But for anyone that wants to have a look the draft is available here:

https://wiki.mozilla.org/WebAPI/WebTelephony

/ Jonas
Received on Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:36:49 UTC

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