Started by AntonS, August 14, 2014, 06:54:50 PM
Quote from: Crow550 on August 30, 2014, 02:59:11 PMWith Hangouts, Google added real 3rd party support to Google Voice / Hangouts.I detailed it in this thread: http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=8092.msg54177So Obi still uses XMPP just a more secure version?
Quote from: Marc on August 21, 2014, 04:10:07 PMSteve,Thank you for the great update and all the details and information that you have been able to share.
Quote from: Marc on August 21, 2014, 04:10:07 PMI have an acquaintance who, when he heard the two doctors in Atlanta that were being treated for Ebola were released from the hospital, went off on how this is how Obama is going to maintain power and get around the constitutional amendment limiting him to 2 terms. I'm sure he heard it on Fox or some similar network. But my point is that people have the need to see a conspiracy, despite the cold hard facts, because it gives them excitement and something to bitch & moan & complain about.
Quote from: SteveInWA on August 20, 2014, 05:23:06 PM....Personally, I forward inbound calls from GV to a Callcentric DID, and make outbound calls via Callcentric or Localphone, and I've found that to be the best combination of features, performance and cost for me.
Quote from: Kotdiawo on September 11, 2014, 10:00:11 AMHere is the official announcement. http://bit.ly/1qJTUCl
Quote from: SteveInWA on August 18, 2014, 09:48:19 PMHello y'all...I abandoned the forum months ago, after it generally descended into endless speculation, conspiracy theories, and mis-information, and above all, obnoxious behavior by a few people in posts about Google Voice. I resisted returning here, but given that a new frenzy of speculation has been whipped up, let me try to offer you the most current, accurate information you will get, other than from an employee of Obihai or Google.. . . . .. . . . . .. .. . . .. . . . . OAUTH never gives the third party your Google user ID or password. Instead, you log into your own Google account directly, and then the third party requests permission to access defined information on your Google account. You give permission to Google directly, which then exchanges "access tokens" with the third party. This is the pop-up window you will now see when you add GV as a service provider. Look for "OAUTH" in the URL string. You can confirm that your device has been updated, by listening for a female, vs. male, "auto attendant" voice.
Quote from: Crow550 on September 11, 2014, 05:45:20 PMTry searching for: "Google Voice is now Officially Supported on OBi VoIP devices"Also: https://plus.google.com/+CheeChew/posts/DRi3GxJ5hWK
Quote from: Crow550 on September 11, 2014, 05:45:20 PMFor all intents and purposes it seemed that XMPP support was going away as Google was saying it was insecure and Google Talk was merging with Hangouts.Now Google has a more secure way and has officially supported 3rd parties.Do not get on to others claiming they were over dramatic. The message was clear.
Quote from: gadgetrants on September 11, 2014, 05:24:22 PMGuys, I'm not nearly as smart (or informed) as Steve, but I did a text search through Obi's announcement and did NOT find the words "supported by Google" or any variant thereof in the same sentence. I might go back and reread Steve's (fantastic) post with a fine-toothed comb, but my original read was that Google is *tolerating* the use of older protocol by Obi (now permitted given the security fix). As I see it, there is no indication that *anything* was formally approved or supported by Google. Like Steve said, the "approved" word seems to be Obi's clever way of assuring its customers that GV calling works on their device. This shouldn't be read as Google green-lighting/approving/condoning/shaking-hands-with/etc. Obi in any meaningful sense. In other words, it works as long as it works. Correct, Steve?-MattPS On a personal note, I *am* somewhat peeved at all the SKY-IS-FALLING language on various forums late last year. None of this is Steve's fault (who I first met on the GV boards, where he does the work of ten men), but his efforts to step in and remind people about the looming "deadline" had rational people like me assuming that Google's date was for real. He was just doing the best he could with the information available at the time. Still, A LOT OF PEOPLE "needlessly" fretted and in many cases, end up purchasing a VOIP plan they *may not* have needed (this is, BTW, called "counterfactual reasoning", AKA "hindsight is always 20/20" or if you prefer, Monday-morning-quarterbacking). In fact, a year from now we may discover that we ALL could have just kept the GV status quo and it all would have worked out. Again, not pointing my finger at anyone in particular -- just bemoaning the fact that on September 11, 2014 the "OBi is losing GV" story is a lot less compelling than it was last year at this time. Sometimes the confusion and uncertainty is a reasonable byproduct of the circumstances, and sometimes it's just...totally avoidable.