{"__v":14,"_id":"54ddac5fed6e6b0d00503254","api":{"auth":"required","params":[],"results":{"codes":[]},"settings":"","url":""},"body":"Hoiio API provides developers with access to voice and SMS services.\n\nUsing Hoiio API, developers can\n\n* Make and receive phone calls\n* Send and receive SMS\n* Send and receive Fax\n* Create interactive voice response (IVR) apps\n\nThe benefit is that developers can now easily access traditional telephone network, without incurring hefty startup cost.\n\nA simplified view on what Hoiio API does:\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/ukBhpn5QyKh7k6M8dv1j_arch_simple.png\",\n        \"arch_simple.png\",\n        \"732\",\n        \"144\",\n        \"#0494dc\",\n        \"\"\n      ]\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\n#How to use\n\nWe recommend that you read the [Quick Start Guide](doc:quick-start-guide) first.\n\nIn less than 5 minutes, you would go through the process of creating a Hoiio app and making your first phone call via API request.\n\n[Read Quick Start Now](doc:quick-start-guide)\n\nThereafter, you are free to explore on your own. You could drill into any of the [6 API categories](doc:overview#the-apis) and use the API that is needed for your app.\n\nYou could use the [SDKs](doc:sdk) to accelerate your development, or refer to the [sample codes](doc:examples).\n\n\n\n#The APIs\n\nHoiio APIs are grouped into various main categories. You will find more details in each of the category.\n\n1. [Voice API](doc:voice-api)\n2. [Conference API](doc:conference-api)\n3. [SMS API](doc:sms-api)\n4. [IVR API](doc:ivr-api)\n5. [Fax API](doc:fax-api)\n6. [Number API](doc:number-api)\n7. [Account API](doc:account-api)\n8. [Organization API (Connect developers only)](doc:organization-api)\n\n\n#Pricing\n\nHoiio API adopts a simple pay-as-you-go pricing. You pay only for what you use.\n\nThere are 5 components to pricing:\n\n1. Voice calls (Outbound)\n2. Voice calls (Inbound)\n3. SMS (Outbound)\n4. SMS (Inbound)\n5. Number Subscription\n\nVoice calls are charged on a per-minute basis, SMS on a per-message basis and numbers on a monthly basis.\n\nPricing varies by countries.\n\nRefer to the [full pricing page](http://developer.hoiio.com/pricing) for the exact dollars and cents.","category":"54ddac5eed6e6b0d00503252","createdAt":"2015-02-13T07:48:47.332Z","excerpt":"","githubsync":"","hidden":false,"isReference":false,"link_external":false,"link_url":"","order":0,"project":"54ddac5ded6e6b0d0050324e","slug":"overview","sync_unique":"","title":"Overview","type":"basic","updates":[],"user":"542a3845e677b00800508963","version":"54ddac5eed6e6b0d00503251","childrenPages":[]}
Hoiio API provides developers with access to voice and SMS services. Using Hoiio API, developers can * Make and receive phone calls * Send and receive SMS * Send and receive Fax * Create interactive voice response (IVR) apps The benefit is that developers can now easily access traditional telephone network, without incurring hefty startup cost. A simplified view on what Hoiio API does: [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/ukBhpn5QyKh7k6M8dv1j_arch_simple.png", "arch_simple.png", "732", "144", "#0494dc", "" ] } ] } [/block] #How to use We recommend that you read the [Quick Start Guide](doc:quick-start-guide) first. In less than 5 minutes, you would go through the process of creating a Hoiio app and making your first phone call via API request. [Read Quick Start Now](doc:quick-start-guide) Thereafter, you are free to explore on your own. You could drill into any of the [6 API categories](doc:overview#the-apis) and use the API that is needed for your app. You could use the [SDKs](doc:sdk) to accelerate your development, or refer to the [sample codes](doc:examples). #The APIs Hoiio APIs are grouped into various main categories. You will find more details in each of the category. 1. [Voice API](doc:voice-api) 2. [Conference API](doc:conference-api) 3. [SMS API](doc:sms-api) 4. [IVR API](doc:ivr-api) 5. [Fax API](doc:fax-api) 6. [Number API](doc:number-api) 7. [Account API](doc:account-api) 8. [Organization API (Connect developers only)](doc:organization-api) #Pricing Hoiio API adopts a simple pay-as-you-go pricing. You pay only for what you use. There are 5 components to pricing: 1. Voice calls (Outbound) 2. Voice calls (Inbound) 3. SMS (Outbound) 4. SMS (Inbound) 5. Number Subscription Voice calls are charged on a per-minute basis, SMS on a per-message basis and numbers on a monthly basis. Pricing varies by countries. Refer to the [full pricing page](http://developer.hoiio.com/pricing) for the exact dollars and cents.