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Phonebot

Make phone calls from within a Slack channel

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Philip I. Thomas@philipithomas · Co-founder at moonlight
I think that this should be integrated into Hubot as a plugin!
James Thomas
Maker
@thomasj · IBM Bluemix Developer Advocate
@philipithomas Pull requests welcome :) Code-wise it would be fairly simple to implement this...
Tom Moor@tommoor · Building Abstract
Interesting idea! Wouldn't the other end mostly likely hang up in the time it takes the speech recognition to work and you to type a response? :)
James Thomas
Maker
@thomasj · IBM Bluemix Developer Advocate
@tommoor Speech translation lag is the main issue at the moment with Phonebot. It's a neat demo but would need a better real-time translation engine to be usable in the real world. It would also be better if Twilio exposed the real-time audio stream through their API.
Violeta Nedkova@violetanedkova · Marketing Coach Extraordinaire
Hmm, so Slack is trying to be more like Skype? All right...
Bram Kanstein (@bramk)@bramk · Creator of @startupstash
@v4violetta Slack bought Screenhero right? That + call abilities would make it killer
Jack Smith
Hunter
@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
More details and how to get it set-up here
Nick Zieber@nzieber · Community & Partnerships @whub_io
The concept is great. Implementation seems clunky, though this could be exciting.
James Thomas
Maker
@thomasj · IBM Bluemix Developer Advocate
@nzieber I did add an option to turn off those status messages recently. Phonebot is quieter but the speech translation lag can be a bit annoying without any indication we're waiting for the translation.