OpenVBX virtual phone system is Launched – Now Hack It, Skin It, Sell It

openvbx-open-source-business-phone-pbxYesterday, amidst a whole lot of media fanfare, we launched OpenVBX to the world.  OpenVBX is an open source virtual phone system for business and it launches with a full set of APIs for controlling the UI, calls, and a plugin architecture for sharing functionality build on top of OpenVBX.  OpenVBX relies on the Twilio voice and SMS APIs to power telecommunications, and beyond that it is up to developers and end users to get creative with how they’d like to see it used in their organizations.

Screen shot 2010-06-16 at 3.47.02 PMCommunity Involvement Made OpenVBX a Success

We’ve been pretty secretive about the product leading up to launch, and we want to extend a special thank you to a small group of about 50 developers who worked closely with us to bring the product to market with the kind of functionality that we believe will make it a game changer for businesses looking to set up virtual phone systems.

Some of you traveled across the country to give us feedback, others hung out with us at locations around the world, and others we’ve never met in real life.  However you are connected to us, we want you to know how much we appreciate you.

To see some of the early plugins being released by OpenVBX developers, check out the OpenVBX Plugin Directory.