Last night I gave an interactive talk to the Internet of Things Liverpool group ( on the new possibilities brought about by the convergence of telecommunications with the Internet of Things.

During the talk, I gave a demonstration of an Internet-enabled front door which uses the Telecoms Cloud API and a Raspberry Pi to send an SMS text message each time it opens and closes. I also demonstrated how to make use of the Telecoms Cloud API and work through building a simple app, from scratch, to send text messages using the API.

Telecoms Cloud is an API-driven telecommunications platform. It’s an engine for internet connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), giving developers the tools they require to incorporate scalable, highly-available telecoms functionality within their applications, using Telecoms Cloud’s global infrastructure under the bonnet, rather than investing in their own expensive and cumbersome hardware setup. Our network is like a balloon that never pops – as our customers’ requirements scale up and down, so does the Telecoms Cloud.

The REST API can be used from C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, PHP, Java, Ruby, Python, Node.js, Bash or any other platform/programming language which enables you to GET and POST JSON data to the endpoints.

Using our REST API and just a few lines of code, developers can add functionality such as Inbound and Outbound Calling, Call Recording, Call Queuing, IVR Menus, Fax, Voice Conferencing, Mobile push notifications, SMS, and much more to their applications.

Watch the video below:

Paul Freeman-Powell

Paul Freeman-Powell

Paul (@paulfp) is the main presenter of the award-winning Switched On Network YouTube Channel, which covers a variety of interesting topics usually relating to his love of technology and all things geeky. He also founded and runs Innobella Media, where he leads in all aspects of video production, video editing, sound & lighting. A father of 3 children including twins, his hobbies used to include photography, playing the drums and cycling. With a degree in Modern European Languages, Paul speaks French, Spanish and a little bit of Italian, and holds dual British & Irish citizenship.

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