Tropo and the Holidays
Code , slider / January 5, 2017

My son has gotten to the age where he doesn’t know that he wants for Christmas and is resorting to just asking for money (he’s saving up for a new computer).  I’ve never really liked just giving money to the kids, but I wanted to give some money to go towards that new computer, so instead of just giving it to him I created a scavenger hunt.  And because we are both nerds, I had to integrate some technology into the scavenger hunt, so for two of the legs of the hunt I wrote a couple of simple Tropo scripts that both he and his brother could interact with through SMS and voice calling.  I thought I would do a simple write-up just to kind of show you what you could do with a very short development time to write an application that could be more business relevant than your kids’ scavenger hunt. What the Script Does As I said before, I wanted to integrate this into two points of the hunt.  The first clue that they found related to Tropo just had a phone number on it.  My guess was that, despite being in the text messaging generation, they…