Last updated : Jul 08, 2014
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Adopt We feel strongly that the industry should be adopting these items. We use them when appropriate on our projects.
In the last technology radar, we spoke about Vumi as a platform for using USSD as a UI for feature phones. Vumi has become very stable and its open source nature gives it appeal. In our projects, we have been able to integrate with telecommunication networks seamlessly and rapidly due to the simplicity of configuration. The platform is also readily available and scalable.
Trial Worth pursuing. It is important to understand how to build up this capability. Enterprises should try this technology on a project that can handle the risk.
Vumi is a scalable open source messaging engine driving conversations through frugal methods on mobile devices. Vumi facilitates SMS, IM and USSD interactions between companies and their clients, health services and their patients, governments and citzens, and more. Vumi integrates with telcos and allows you to build apps on top of it easily. You only have to pay for carrier charges.
Assess Worth exploring with the goal of understanding how it will affect your enterprise.
Published : May 22, 2013