In mobile world, we often hear about ‘Smart Phone’ . Now what is a smart phone ? As per Wikipedia definition :-
A smartphone is a mobile phone that offers more advanced computing ability and connectivity than a contemporary basic ‘feature phone’. Smartphones and feature phones may be thought of as handheld computers integrated within a mobile telephone
Now the question what ‘smart phone feature’ does it have ? Can a ‘smart phone’ IVR like services ? Smart phone features of IVR like voice mail, answering machine or any other smart call features which presently handled by switch or PBX ? When it can not do any of these smart things expected out of a ‘phone call’, why do are they called ‘smart phones’ ?
May be, the time has come when Mobile Phones will have built-in IVR capability in it or some smart guy will create an App down-loadable from IPhone store, which will have start voice mail function when the phone is in silence mode or when a person is in a meeting, in a conference or busy, without having to pay the phone company for using these services! After all, the so called phone is almost hand-held computing devices running highly technical sounding operating systems like Android, Windows Mobile, IPhone OS4, Linux etc.!
And that may explain the sudden visits to this IVR Blog by people searching “Embedded System for IVR Software of Mobile“, an interesting phrase, in Google. And most probably, some people may have already started working on developing IVR capabilities in mobile phones!
Think about the dual SIM ( Subscriber Identification Module), which could have have call patching or call bridging feature and do many more thing itself without having to use conference facility provided by telephone company! A truly smart feature in a mobile phone, right ?
One should not be surprised if next generation Smart Phones will come with IVR feature among others!