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The news that Apple iOS 8 software is now publicly available is exciting, but try to resist the urge to install the update if you’re a current user of the Switchvox Mobile App.
Digium has announced that their Switchvox app does not yet support iOS 8:
We are working to determine Switchvox Mobile’s compatibility with this new version of the operating system, and cannot guarantee the app will function under iOS 8.
Switchvox Mobile is the free app that allows you to access your Switchvox VoIP network via iPhone, Android, and Blackberry devices.
Switchvox iOS 8 Plan
Digium plans on having an updated mobile app available in October 2014 which “will offer much of the feature-set of a Digium desk phone, on your iPhone,” said an announcement from Gayle Magee of Digium.
A new Android Switchvox Mobile app will follow after the Apple iOS 8 version is complete.
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Last chance to register for the next webinar in our Grandstream Learning Series.
Thursday’s webinar, June 26, 2014 at 2 PM EST, will give you an opportunity to learn and ask questions about the many multimedia features of the:
- Grandstream GXV3240: Android-based 6-Line Gigabit VoIP Video Phone
- Grandstream GXV3275: Android-based 6-Line Multimedia VoIP Video Phone with 7″ Color Touch Screen
Based upon a Java SIP stack contributed by MJSip, SIPDroid is currently in public beta.
From the SIPDroid.org website:
After completion of the closed alpha stage this project will publish the software for free under the terms of GNU General Public License v3. The first beta version will be for software testing. So please allow for some issues and incompatibilities at the beginning.
Although SIPDroid will likely mature quickly, it is currently only fully supported using virtual PBX service from PBXes.com. PBXes.com offers a free basic account registration for their service.
Once you have created a basic account with PBXes.com you can set up additional SIP providers/registrars within the Trunks section of their web based UI.
PBXes allows you to register several trunks from multiple telephony service providers of your choice. PBXes routes incoming calls over SIP and the PSTN to you. If you are online you can take a call as VoIP, and if you are offline the call will fall back to GSM.
Beyond their free basic service, a paid account additionally allows for handoff of calls between networks. PBXes also supports NAT.
To install Sipdroid you need version 1.5 “Cupcake” of Android. It is already available from HTC for Android Developer Phones. Visit this link for details on updating the OS. An OTA (over the air) update for the other phones has been announced for coming in the beginning of May.
Tragically, most of us here at The VoIP Insider are Apple iPhone users, but we have procured an Android mobile phone from Yannick Tessier, our head of engineering, for testing purposes. We will attempt to get SIPDroid working this week with Asterisk and let you know how we fare.