This is the very first true VoIP application running on any webOS device.
Linphone for webOS is a port of the original Linphone command-line application.
Linphone is a general purpose SIP softphone. It allows you to place and receive VoIP calls on any SIP account you may have.
Linphone isn't bound to any operator. Because it is compatible with SIP, it can work with any VoIP operator using SIP (most of them use SIP, the most notable exception being Skype).
Linphone / webOS is currently in alpha test.
At the moment, to get Linphone you have to already have a good understanding of VoIP (the open standard SIP kind, not the closed proprietary Skype kind) and make yourself known in the #webos-internals IRC channel (see policy, daily logs available in current, previous and all past days).
Alpha testers, please report at the bottom of this page success & failure with your SIP provider(s). Add or update your own rows in the table (please use your P|C or WOI identity so we can PM you if needed).
Any other information/request you would like to share/ask, please report in the dedicated thread at PreCentral.
You will have received some registration information from your SIP provider by the end of the sign-up process:
- username or phonenumber
- proxy (optional)
Your SIP identity is formed by grouping the Username or Phonenumber and the Domain together:
and will be used by other people willing to call you on your webOS device when running Linphone.
This is (obviously!) where you dial a number you want to call...
The Linphone preferences screen can be accessed by tapping the menu button on the top left corner of your device.
The "SIP" group:
- NAME - enter your username or phonenumber
- PASSWORD - enter your password
- DOMAIN - enter your SIP provider's domain
- USE PROXY: select
- - NO if your SIP provider does not require a specific proxy (PROXY field hidden)
- - YES if a proxy is required with an address different from domain (PROXY field shown)
- PROXY - enter your SIP provider proxy (or proxy:port), if any
- The sound comes from the back-speaker for now. Work is underway to bring the sound from the front speaker
- Until echo-cancellation is activated, the person on the other end will suffer some echo because of the back-speaker...
- The proximity sensor is not activated (yet!). To prevent unintentional screen touch from the ear when close to the head, it is better to turn-off the screen for now...
|SIP Provider||VoIP Test||Test Conditions|
|Freephonie||freephonie.net||(empty)||NONE||OK||OK (pstn)||(untested)||0.1.8||WiFi (DSL router, 18/1Mbps)||Pre- 1.4.5||Mar 2011||Thibaud||Call-in not really a feature of Freephonie|
|iptel.org||iptel.org||sip.iptel.org (optional)||(n/a)||OK||(untested)||OK (sip)||0.1.6||WiFi (DSL router, 18/1Mbps)||Pre- 1.4.5||Feb 2011||Thibaud||Call initiated from linphonec-3.1.2@Ubuntu-9.10|
|SIP2SIP||sip2sip.info||proxy.sipthor.net||(n/a)||OK||(untested)||OK (sip)||0.1.6||WiFi (DSL router, 18/1Mbps)||Pre- 1.4.5||Feb 2011||Thibaud||Call initiated from linphonec-3.1.2@Ubuntu-9.10|
|Gizmo||proxy01.sipphone.com||(empty)||(n/a)||OK||(untested)||OK (sip)||0.1.6||WiFi (DSL router, 18/1Mbps)||Pre- 1.4.5||Feb 2011||Thibaud||Call initiated from linphonec-3.1.2@Ubuntu-9.10|
|Draytel||draytel.org||(empty)||(n/a)||OK||(untested)||OK (sip)||0.1.6||WiFi (DSL router, 18/1Mbps)||Pre- 1.4.5||Feb 2011||Thibaud||Call initiated from linphonec-3.1.2@Ubuntu-9.10|
|sipgate||sipgate.com||sipgate.com||OK||OK||OK (sip)||0.1.8||WiFi (University of Kentucky WiFi)||Pre- 2.1||Mar 2011||Ricyteach||Call initiated from Voogle (Google Voice)|