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Showing posts from July, 2014

Playing around with Gmail API

After recently being elevated to the post of Chief Innovation Officer at Ozonetel , the pressure was on me to come up with something innovative soon :) So, it was all too well that Google announced the Gmail API at Google IO around a week back. I quickly scanned through the API  and found that it was reasonably well documented and with easy to use endpoints to play around with my emails in Gmail. To test the functionality of the API, I decided to build a Gmail alternative using the API. I wanted to see how much of a functionality of Gmail I could recreate. I wanted to see if I could build something, using which I could perform my daily email operations without using Gmail directly. Turns out, it is possible to do exactly that using the API. So, in this post, I will give a brief description of how I achieved that. At the end, I will list some innovative ideas that can be built on the Gmail API. 1. Authorize The first step was to get the right authorization tokens to use the Gma

Ozonetel Powers Hindustan Unilever's mobile radio KKT at Cannes

Kan Khajura Teshan from Hindustan Unilever (HUL) to the Hindi speaking belt is run on Ozonetel's Cloud Communications Platform . Kan Khajura Teshan (KKT) is a mobile radio playing 18 minutes of entertainment content in Hindi. The content has jokes and bollywood songs, which is moderated by a radio jockey. The content is refreshed every Monday of the week. KKT Mobile radio has its reach even in media dark areas where there is no FM radio or television. KKT has 15 million subscribers and is getting a million unique visitors logging on, on a daily basis. KKT resides on Ozonetel's telco grade multi-channel Cloud communications platform , which is the technology partner. The success of running KKT seamlessly has got HUL to bag three awards at  Cannes  this year (2014). How does Kan Khajura Teshan work:  A listener calls on 1800-30-0000-123, the call drop being a missed call , where the caller's number gets registered on Ozonetel, which then calls back the listener playing th