GAITHERSBURG, MD, Sep 16 (MARKET WIRE) --
BroadSoft, Inc., the worldwide leader in VoIP applications, today
announced the winners of its second annual XCv2 developer challenge.
Co-sponsored by Polycom, XCv2 invited application developers, software
development teams and independent software vendors (ISVs) to create
innovative, new application mashups using BroadSoft's Xtended Web
Services and other open application program interfaces (APIs).
Interest in XCv2 was overwhelming, drawing developers from around the
world and 10x the response in registrations compared to last year's
contest. XCv2 culminates a five-month submission process and judging by a
panel of industry experts. Winners were selected in three categories
based on a number of criteria, including innovation, user experience,
business value and usage of suggested tools and APIs.
XCv2 award categories and winners are as follows:
XBusiness -- Applications that enhance the productivity of business users.
Two applications tied for first place in this category.
Developer: Excendia (Montreal, Canada)/App: Excendia Virtual Assistant
Description: a speech-enabled application that enables mobile users to use
voice commands to listen and reply to e-mails, send new e-mails, review
and schedule calendar appointments, control their phone status and call
Developer: MobileMax (Herzelia, Israel)/App: MobileMax Enterprise Edition
Description: a Unified Communications (UC) client for mobile phones
enabling users to integrate BroadWorks(R) features to their cellular
phones. Business users can seamlessly route mobile calls via their IP
Centrex using their cell phone's native dialer, contact list or call log.
The Enterprise Edition provides easy access to their IP Centrex
call-control features such as Remote Office, Do Not Disturb, Call
Retrieve, Call FWD, etc., from the mobile handset.
XConsumer -- Applications that make the day-to-day lives of consumers
easier to manage.
Developer: WorldxChange Communications/Sulaco Technology (Auckland, New
Description: an online portal in which individuals can broadcast events
and notices via text to speech, e-mail, SMS and twitter, to their
contacts. MyZazu integrates telephony, social networking and Google to
empower users to take advantage of the many communication methods and
customize them to suit their particular needs. With the move to cloud
computing and communications, MyZazu is a one-stop shop UC communications
XCool -- Applications that embody the spirit of Xtended, mashing up
multiple APIs to create new user experiences.
Developer: Joseph Farrar/JoeDeveloper.net (Las Vegas, U.S.)/App: Visual
Voice Mail for Polycom's VVX1500
Description: a video desktop phone application that transcribes voicemails
for business users and enables click-to-call directly from the
"Our developer community continues to help us realize the vision of
BroadSoft's Xtended program -- to enable mainstream developers to easily
integrate voice into everyday Web and mobile experiences," said Leslie
Ferry, vice president of marketing at BroadSoft(R). "We're pleased that
XCv2 attracted a strong response from a broad range of developers, who
showed incredible creativity and innovation in the use of BroadSoft's open
APIs to develop a variety of high-value communication applications that
service providers can take to market today. Through XCv2, BroadSoft has
created new opportunities to generate revenue for both service providers
and developers, as well as new services and value for end users."
BroadSoft Xtended is a free program that fosters the development of
innovative voice, Web 2.0 and mobile communication applications. Xtended
is responsible for the creation of real-world voice mashups for popular
business and consumer applications, including Salesforce, Facebook, and
ACT! by Sage. BroadSoft Xtended provides developers with the ability to
quickly develop and distribute innovative "carrier-class" mashups, while
also offering them direct access to a market and money. With a mission to
cultivate revenue-generating relationships between service providers and
developers, BroadSoft's Xtended Developers Program provides an application
development portal that houses APIs, sample code and documentation.
Through the Xtended Marketplace, BroadSoft's online storefront of
third-party applications, developers can reach over 500 million
subscribers served by BroadSoft customers.
BroadSoft(R) provides VoIP application software that enables the delivery
of hosted telephony and multimedia services. After the 2008 acquisitions
of Sylantro and the GENBAND M6 product line, BroadSoft has emerged as the
undisputed market leader of VoIP application servers. BroadSoft's family
of carrier-class products, including its award-winning flagship
BroadWorks(R) technology, empowers wireless, wireline and cable carriers
to deliver next-generation voice and multimedia applications and advanced
features that enable them to increase revenue, enhance competitive
differentiation and elevate customer satisfaction. BroadSoft products
deliver the scale, open architecture and reliability that the world's
leading telecommunications companies demand to serve mission-critical
enterprise and residential broadband customers. BroadSoft provides VoIP
applications to nine of the top 10 and 14 of the top 25 largest carriers
worldwide, as measured by recent annual revenue, including KPN, Korea
Telecom, Qwest, SingTel, Sprint, Swisscom, Telefonica de Espana, Telstra,
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