For the last two years we have been working hard on a new tool called Verboice to simplify the creation of voice-enabled applications.

Verboice is a free and open-source tool that makes it easy for anyone to create and run projects that interact via voice, allowing your users to listen and record messages in their own language and dialect or answer questions with a phone keypad.

To make it easier to get started, I created a few simple videos.

How to setup an account

How to create a “Hello World” application

In this video you will see how to use the “play” command.

How to create a “Health Tips” hotline

This video will teach you how to use the “menu” command and provide options that your users can press in their keypads to navigate your hotline.

I’ll try to find time to create a few more videos to showcase the rest of the features (which are plenty!), but hopefully these will get you started.

Please join our discussion list if you have questions or you want to suggest ideas or features.