Skip to main content

Apigee Hackathon-Couple of KooKoo apps developed

Last week, we were privileged to be associated with the Hackathon organized by Apigee in their offices in Bangalore.

It was a very well organized event and we had a lot of fun. The good part of the event was that Apigee asked the hackers to use at least one API developed by an Indian company. KooKoo, Redbus, Zomato, Cleartrip and Data Weave exposed their APIs and the developers used those APIs to build some innovative stuff for the weekend. This was a good way to promote local APIs and we are thankful for Apigee for providing us the opportunity.

After the event we reached out to a couple of developers and asked for their feedback. We are posting the responses below. Hope they go on and build more innovative stuff.

1. Febin John James

I find kookoo very simple to use.I am a student and i don't have much experience. But i could integrate kookoo with my app very easily. The time i worked to integrate KooKoo with my app is very very less compared to other API's.

My hack was SmartChat. SmartChat provides user a natural interface. Which makes the user love to use it. It is a intelligent system which can take input from the user in a natural way and perform tasks or return information which the user requires. Ex: I can ask the system "Call Jacob and say "Hi"". The smartchatsystem does the job. This provides a chat interface where the user can input the task he want to be completed or the information he need to know . As This is a web app it can be used anywhere . It can be an Ipad,PC,Smart-Phone,Phone,Tablet Anything.. The data is stored online and user need not worry about that too. The user can get service from multiple providers at one place

The SmartChat System Can Provide Following Functionalities 

                  All these are inputted by a natual language.
  •    Call people and say specific messages to them . Ex: "Call Jacob and say "Hi" .
  •    Store contacts into web service and acess them on any device Ex: "Contact of febin is 9986819581" .
  •    To Find Bus Trips from a source to destination and information about its locality,seats,depart timeor furtherly booking it up .Ex: " Trips from bangalore to hyderabad on 2013-03-06"
  •    Specific Information Price of Cars,Bikes etc in particular locality Ex: " Price For Car Maruti In Bangalore"
  •    Best Price For A particular book or device or anything  Ex: " Best Price For Nokia 5233"
  •    Alternative for a software platform or a webservice etc  Ex: " Alternative to PHP"

Follow me on Twitter @heyfebin

2. Ritwik Saikia

It was really easy and fast to develop in KooKoo. Even conceptually. Products with great possibilities can be developed.

My hack was 

on(Social}.{io} - Automate your social life.

It follows a very simple programming paradigm.

on(Social) . {

"on some social activity of mine, do some IO to the social network I own"

It is a scripting framework with all kind of social apis available (as part of the hack Kookoo, Zomato, Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter, Location and Weather apis were available)
and one can write their requirements in just 10 lines of javascript recipe.
The framework takes cares of polling for users activities, executing the custom javascript recipe. It also provides a market place to share
recipes among your friends, and rate them / use them.

An example recipe would be 


    fire(function (values, result) {

        kookoo.sendSms("999xxxxxx1", "Hi buddy, I am at '" + result.address + "', come soon if near by.");


As simple as that. The hack is hosted in readonly mode at, you can take a look.

Follow me on Twitter @RitwikSaikia

We think both the hacks have a lot of potential and would love to help them out in the future as well.

Popular posts from this blog

First Post

In this blog, I will be talking about my experiences in trying to build a cloud telephony platform , KooKoo . Along the way I will also be talking about different design choices I made, good programming practices and the IVR domain in general. For technoratti: NNFJW8EW86C3

Integrating Arborjs with Angular to create a live calls dashboard

Arborjs  is a cool graph visualization library. Angular  is one of the best JavaScript frameworks and we have been using Angular in a lot of our front end development. When you handle millions of calls, proper visualization becomes very important. Without proper visualization, you can get lost in the mountains of data. So we spend a lot of time to come up with good visualizations to represent the data. Since we loved the cool way in which Arbor represented graph data, we could not wait to hook it up with Angular. Because of Angular's two way data binding, when you hook up Angularjs with Arbor.js you can get a dynamically updated visualization of graph data with cool animations. To give back to the community, we have put up the code online at Github . Basically we have created an Angularjs directive for Arborjs. Please feel free to fork the code and add extensions and use it for your own visualizations. The code is self explanatory with comments inline. Best way to get s

Telecommunication Revolution & Cloud Telephony

Telecommunication Revolution & Cloud Telephony Every one talking that world power has shifted from west to east, next century belongs to India and China, as China is an aging country, everyone is betting very high on India. To find the reality, I have done a comparative study between India and western countries. The result was really depressing, in most of sectors/areas we are way behind the developed countries, except one sector i.e. “Telecommunication”. You can see in the above picture the call rate, which was at Rs 15.5/min has dropped to less than a Rupee/min. The telephone subscriber base has also increased a rate of 40% YoY (approx.). According to Mar’15 release by TRAI, India has 999.71 million telephone subscriber, now we are in Sep’15. We would have crossed 1 billion mark. This is the overall picture of telephone subscriber, but if we look internet and broadband subscriber base it is also very optimistic. Apart from that recently Airtel has launched 4G servic