Posts Tagged ‘at&t’

Video Demo: Flickr on at&t U-verse and my Samsung HDTV

at&t u-verseFlickr

Here is a demo of Flickr using my newly acquired AT&T U-Verse (IPTV fiber product from AT&T now available in selected areas in the SF Bay Area) on my Samsung 56″ DLP HDTV.

Pros:

  • Easy access by going to channel 91
  • Looks great on my HDTV
  • Free with my at&t u-verse service and box

Cons

  • All photo sets are loaded in alphabetical order
  • If photos aren’t in a set you can’t view them
  • Can’t sort photos or sets by date
  • Can’t view my Flickr collections
  • Can’t view my Flickr video

Let me know what you think by adding a comment below. Apple has a similar integration with Flickr on their Apple TV product so if you have that product let me know what you think the pros/cons are. 

Real-life Benefits of Ribbit for Salesforce

Ribbit for Salesforce

I’ve been testing out a brand new service from Ribbit called Ribbit for Salesforce that has awesome voice to text features, click to call via their web-based phone, and all using my existing AT&T Nokia n95.  Here are the cool features that I think you would enjoy:

  • Receive a text transcription of the vmail message that was left by my co-worker Don (especially helpful when I ignore his call and I can multi-task within my meeting)
  • If I am on a business trip and still want to take phone calls from my 408 number I just need to load up salesforce.com and take the calls via the Ribbit for Salesforce web phone. My mom doesn’t need to remember the country code to call me in Italy just my regular phone number. 
  • To keep track of all the voice mails from my client “A” in salesforce.com, I can just drill-down into that lead detail page and listen to the vmails and view the text transcription for the past few months — very useful!!
  • Say I’m at my house (which has notoriously bad cell phone signal) I can login to salesforce.com and take the phone call via the Ribbit for Salesforce web-phone 
Pretty darn helpful in terms of productivity!  It makes me think of when Apple announced their visual voicemail via AT&T — that was cool and revolutionary. Using Ribbit’s API developers can re-create that experience into whatever application they use.  Salesforce.com might be boring to non-sales folks but I tell you this first proof of concept of Ribbit’s voice platform and api usage will start a “plethora ” (that word just popped into my head) of embedded voice applications.  Check out the below video of Ribbit for Salesforce to see the cool features I mentioned above and leave a comment:

 

Randy Ksar

rksar at yahoo dot com
 

 


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Video Interview with Tradeafavor.com

I was at MakerFaire 2008 in San Mateo, California and I meet CEO Stephen Frick showcasing his new social bartering application called Trade a Favor exclusively on Facebook.  Here is the video interview recorded using my Nokia n95 streaming live to the web on qik.com and later posted to YouTube. The audio isn’t the greatest but this is just the first of many tests using a 3G mobile phone and AT&T network to do mobile video streaming. 

Randy Ksar

rksar at yahoo dot com