I love Apple – what can I say? I know some of you may not agree with me but here’s a piece of news worth sharing. For all those iPhone fans out there, Asterisk Voicemail for the iPhone is coming out very soon. I ran across a developer’s announcement about his project This is what he has to tell you:
Asterisk Voicemail for iPhone allows you to check your voicemail messages on your house or business line from your iPhone. You can think of it as “Visual Voicemail”, but for your Asterisk PBX numbers instead of your AT&T cell number. The technology behind it is Asterisk (The Open-Source PBX), with iUI, Joe Hewitt’s UI interface for iPhone. This software can be installed on any Asterisk server (though you will want to use one that is available via the Internet) and will allow you to check messages in multiple folders, listen to messages, delete messages, move messages, and change voicemail settings – all from your iPhone.
This software is unreleased. Most of the features are fully functional, but I need to clean up certain portions of the code before releasing it in order to avoid public ridicule. This software will be released under the GPL or some other free license.
I know, it’s more of a teaser right now, but hey, with something like this, all you need is a teaser – for now. I am sure that hordes of iPhone fans using VOIP are going to be thrilled about this. In fact, I have seen several blogs and web sites already featuring Chris Carey’s announcement. It is not a surprise, really. For those who are already using Asterisk and have iPhones (I am not sure about the number of these people), this is something to look forward to.
So what is the potential of this development? I suppose you can describe it in one word –HUGE. Imagine being able to access your voicemail messages anywhere. With today’s trend of everything going mobile, this is the perfect solution to the traveling individual’s needs.Mail this post