Posts by Jeff Hodson

TaCode Tuesday: How to Create a Smart Doorbell with IoT and Zang

  • Jeff Hodson
  • March 13, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 7 minutes to read
  • I’ve been working on a project recently that entails using internet of things (IoT) devices interacting with communications development platform Zang Cloud. Recently I purchased…
New Release Workflow

New Release: Workflow Templates, Arrow Connect IoT Tasks, and more

  • Jeff Hodson
  • February 20, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes to read
  • In his piece, “The Paradox of our Time,” famed comedian and social commentator George Carlin pointed out some of the most irreconcilable challenges facing our…
Built On Zang Ozonetel

Built on Zang: Ozonetel Delivers Integrated Contact Center Solution

  • Jeff Hodson
  • January 26, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes to read
  • There’s a claim floating around out there in the business world today that suggests customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand…
TaCode Tuesday: Spice It Up with SIP Registration

TaCode Tuesday: Spice It Up with SIP Registration

  • Jeff Hodson
  • November 14, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes to read
  • The ingenious cooks in the kitchen at Zang have done it again, fellow fanatics of all things hard-shelled and smothered in salsa. That’s right—it’s time…
TaCode Tuesday: Say it with MMS

TaCode Tuesday: Say it with MMS

  • Jeff Hodson
  • November 7, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes to read
  • Welcome back, taco lovers, for another delicious edition of TaCode Tuesday. We know Monday was rough, and Friday is still so far away, so we’re…
TaCode Tuesday: Build an IVR App With Automatic Speech Recognition

TaCode Tuesday: Build an IVR App With Automatic Speech Recognition

  • Jeff Hodson
  • October 17, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes to read
  • Forget about talking turkey. At Zang, we’re all-in on tacos. That’s because tacos are so much more than the sum of their parts. More than…
An Introduction to Swift: What You Need to Know

An Introduction to Swift: What You Need to Know

  • Jeff Hodson
  • September 15, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • Swift, Apple’s newest programming language, was first introduced during the company’s 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference. Dubbed “the Objective-C without the garbage of C,” the Swift…
TaCode Tuesday: Preventing Delivery Fraud with Automated Zang Calls

TaCode Tuesday: Preventing Delivery Fraud with Automated Zang Calls

  • Jeff Hodson
  • September 12, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • Delivery fraud, a new type of scam, exploits a business model loophole found on e-commerce sites that use the cash-on-delivery (CoD) payment method. This type…
A Brief History of Mobile Malware (& How to Protect Your Apps)

A Brief History of Mobile Malware (& How to Protect Your Apps)

  • Jeff Hodson
  • September 8, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 9 minutes to read
  • As mobile phone ownership, dependency, and its use in making payments continues to grow, so does the likelihood that users will fall victim to mobile…
TaCODE Tuesday: A $100 SMS Marketing Campaign, No Kidding

TaCODE Tuesday: A $100 SMS Marketing Campaign, No Kidding

  • Jeff Hodson
  • May 16, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 11 minutes to read
  • Mobile marketing experts claim that there are three key elements behind every successful SMS marketing campaign: first, a carefully crafted text message that includes a…
How to Extend Your Android App to Include SMS-based Shipment Tracking

How to Extend Your Android App to Include SMS-based Shipment Tracking

  • Jeff Hodson
  • April 18, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 9 minutes to read
  • TaCode Tuesday is back!  That means your favorite developer at Zang is here to deliver free snippets of code for use in your very own…
TaCode Tuesday: How to Record and Transcribe Calls Using Zang APIs

TaCode Tuesday: How to Record and Transcribe Calls Using Zang APIs

  • Jeff Hodson
  • March 28, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 24 minutes to read
  • For e-commerce companies who have in-house call centers, investing in an enterprise grade interactive voice response (IVR) system doesn’t make much sense. Throwing thousands of…
TaCode Tuesday: How to Use Zang SMS and Call APIs in Node.JS

TaCode Tuesday: How to Use Zang SMS and Call APIs in Node.JS

  • Jeff Hodson
  • March 15, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 8 minutes to read
  • A couple years ago, the web was a stateless environment. Interactive features were treated as isolated units within a website, encapsulated within Flash or Java…
TaCode Tuesday: How to Use Mono in Zang on Open Source .NET

TaCode Tuesday: How to Use Mono in Zang on Open Source .NET

  • Jeff Hodson
  • February 28, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 11 minutes to read
  • Mono is a free, open source development platform based on the .NET Framework that enables the creation of cross-platform applications, improving overall programmer productivity. Its…
TaCode Tuesday: How to Develop a Cloud-Based Conference Call Mobile Application

TaCode Tuesday: How to Develop a Cloud-Based Conference Call Mobile Application

  • Jeff Hodson
  • February 21, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 8 minutes to read
  • Almost everyone brings their devices to work – in fact 87 percent of us do, according to a recent study by Kaspersky. Bring your own…
TaCode Tuesday: How to Create a Zang CocoaPod for Call and SMS

TaCode Tuesday: How to Create a Zang CocoaPod for Call and SMS

  • Jeff Hodson
  • February 8, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 9 minutes to read
  • Here’s a nightmare scenario: The night before you deploy your build to production, your colleague notices a bunch of libraries need to be updated and…