Introducing Enhanced Destination Number Validation for SMS

We are thrilled to introduce Enhanced Destination Number Validation on Plivo SMS API platform. The platform now has the capability to identify invalid and non-SMS enabled destination numbers, and also fix incorrect formats of destination numbers which will result in better delivery rates and better end-user experience. This update will bring multiple benefits to our customers:... Read more >

Dynamically Caching Audio Files For Superior Voice Experience

The concept of caching is not new. Just peek into your backyard - the neighborhood squirrels are always working towards caching their acorns in empty tree stumps for the impending El Niño!...

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Plivo introduces 27 Languages & 40+ additional Text-to-Speech voices with Amazon Polly Integration

We are excited to announce that Plivo now supports Amazon Polly, adding more than 40 voices, 27 languages, and new APIs to give developers more control over synthesized speech output in applications that need text-to-speech voice. With Amazon Polly, Plivo developers now have control over the volume, pitch, rate, and pronunciation of the voices that interact with their users....

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Debugging Made Simple - Call Hangup Causes & Sources added on Plivo Platform

Why did the call terminate? Who hung up the call?

These are questions we receive from our customers regularly. The answer is often not that simple. For instance, an ongoing call could be hung up by the called party (callee), or by the caller. A call could be hung up during the call setup stage due to a ring timeout, the callee being busy or rejecting the call outright. Technical issue (such as a network error in fetching XML instructions from your server) could also have led to the hangup....

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Snapcrap - How I built an app to solve San Francisco’s poop problem

Why build an app to clean sidewalks ?

When I moved to San Francisco, in May of 2017, it didn’t take long to realize that the city was facing an all out health crisis. Take a quick walk through most neighborhoods and you’ll notice the human and animal waste, needles, trash, and other unsanitary objects that litter the streets and sidewalks. In fact, one resident had already created a San Francisco Poop Map to illustrate the problem. Since I was living in one of the worst neighborhoods in the city, I immediately became accustomed to seeing these things on my commute to and from work each day. My friends and housemates were constantly talking about the filth and brainstorming ways that it could be fixed. We sort of became obsessed with the problem. That’s when we came up with the idea for a camera app that would allow citizens to report what they saw to the city....

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