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KooKoo office hours

So finally, we have grown big enough to move to a new office space :) We just finished moving and though the smell of paint is still there we thought it would be good to start KooKoo office hours. We constantly get a lot of queries on how to build on KooKoo and what can be built using KooKoo(Though I hate to admit it, the documentation can be improved). So we thought, if we have a fixed time, we can meet up with the developers and discuss things with them. Plus, a lot of people have already built cool applications on KooKoo and we thought it would be great to meet them. So, starting from next week, every Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 we will have KooKoo office hours. So what can you expect from the KooKoo office hours? 1. We will have KooKoo developers standing by to help you build your next big thing. 2. We will have talks on KooKoo best practices. 3. We can ideate and discuss what is possible with KooKoo. 4. You can give us suggestions on what features need to be added on Ko

Build local search on phone using Google places and KooKoo

Mashups  are all the rage nowadays. With an increasing number of API’s out there, the possibilities are countless. Here’s one display of an interesting mashup using  Google Places  and the  KooKoo  API.   Note: The demo can be accessed at 91-40-39411020. Pin: 1748  91-40-30512867 (The example application may not work on QWERTY keyboard phones like blackberry) Step 1: The ‘Idea’ The basic idea here is to build an Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) that is accessible through the phone. Something like JustDial, but without the hassle of talking to another human on the other end. You tell the phone the area you’re interested in, what type of establishments you’re looking for (hotels, restaurants or in an emergency, hospitals) and you will get a list of establishments that match the criteria you specified. Simple and fast. Step 2: Identify functionality needed to develop the idea The functionalities identified for this application are: Telephony interface for the