Posted by freelancealot
on November 22, 2006 at 8:59 PM PST
I've been looking for a way to have a cross-platform (Mac,Windows,Linux, etc) program to work in the background when the computer is switched on (or the program is opened), so that when a call comes through on the VoIP phone (a Grandstream, Snom, softphone, etc), my computer picks this up and opens a webpage (PHP), which will then display some information in the browser (definitely Firefox compatible).
The webpage displayed will depend on the phone number that was called, which is set up as the Caller ID when it comes into the Voip phone (this ability is set up by the Voip provider I use, so that I know which of my phone numbers was called - home or work).
I know it's possible, there are Windows-only progs out there using VB scripts to do exactly this. But I definitely need something cross-platform, and wondered if it might be the case that Java could be used to pull VB scipts (if necessary) for the PC and Applescripts for the Mac? Or is that complicating things?
If anyone could tell me whether I'm headed in the right direction, or if you are already working on such a project please, please, please let me know.