Archive for February, 2009

Contact Alarm v.1.0 released

Posted by admin on February 25th, 2009


Today I released version 1.0 of my Skype plugin “Contact Alarm”. Amongst many new features like audio/video alarms and logging, it integrates with Snarl and allows for nice fade-in/fade-out status notification windows.

Check out http://www.earlybirdapplications.com for details.

NEW WEBSITE – http://earlybirdapplications.com

Posted by admin on February 6th, 2009

For a while now I’ve been working on a platform to publish some of the software I’ve developed in the past (and that I will be developing in the future:-). Well, it was a long path, some people even doubted that, given my tendency to perfectionism, I would ever finish up on this…but after way too many several re-writes, platform switches and logo changes (big thanks to Tobi for the final one), today I proudly present to you (*drumroll*):

http://earlybirdapplications.com

Come in, take a cookie and browse through the, yet, sparse exclusive product list!

Setup an IVR with Asterisk (on an Ubuntu VPS)

Posted by admin on February 1st, 2009

Wanna have your own infoline that users can call and navigate through using their dialpad (this is normally called an IVR, which stands for Interactive Voice Response)???
Well, all you need is a VPS (Mine is a 256MB Ubuntu server at hosteurope for 9.99€/month) and a VOIP-account (I went with a sipgate basic plan from sipgate, since it’s free and you get a local phone number with it).

If you haven’t done so already, you may wanna upgrade your ubuntu to hardy (although I don’t know if this is a requirement). Next, install the required asterisk packages: