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Telco offers webphone service via Adobe Flash

Veronica C. Silva | April 1, 2011
Orange’s webphone API can add voice capability to business and consumer applications.

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 1 APRIL 2011 - French telco Orange said it can make telephony services available over its network, via the Adobe Flash software, which is commonly installed in most computers and handhelds worldwide.

Orange said it is making its webphone application programming interface (API) available to third party developers to help them to develop applications that can turn any Adobe Flash-compatible device into an instant webphone.

The company claims it is the first telco to offer telephony services over its network using a simple web browser. The service can also be used to reach out to non-Orange subscribers.

With the API, developers can add business-to-business (B2B) voice capability to business applications that can complement Orange's cloud computing portfolio.

Business to consumer services

The API can also be used to develop applications for the business-to-consumer (B2C), Orange Business Services said.

"The webphone is key for the development of cloud-based voice-enabled services," said Guillaume Boudin, vice president, IP advanced services, Orange Business Services. "It provides a unique capability of improving human interaction within both B2B and B2C applications, enabling enterprises to develop their business."

Orange Business Services, a business unit of the Orange Group, said it will propose "innovative services" based on the webphone API as part of its cloud strategy.

The API is downloadable from Orange's API portal.


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