APIs are software toolkits and system operating instructions that are available to programmers to develop software applications for Windows® operating systems that control selected Reply-brand wireless response systems.*
The API’s packaged components (such as OCXs/DLLs, call-outs, base station com handlers, etc.) that allow developers to more rapidly design an application than if they were to design at the hardware directive level and build their own system control components. The time and cost savings achieved through such an API-enabled development have proven beneficial to many organizations.
Fleetwood Group pioneered the open-architecture philosophy for the audience response and electronic voting industries in 1988. Since then, many companies have written effective and creative software solutions for myriad market needs (focus group research, interactive meetings, game shows, strategic planning and decision making, etc.). Therefore, there may be an application available commercially that could not only save you additional time and money but also allow you to immediately use the system. Our experience has been that using an established application or working with its developer to customize it requires less of your time, less of your people, and less of your money.
One example of a commercial software that is readily available to perform audience response activities within PowerPoint is an application named Keypoint. Visit the download page to get information about requesting and downloading a demo copy of this application.
But if the solution you seek to build is specialized, or unique, or requires some complex integration with other hardware/software products, a custom application may be the best choice. So we invite you to contact us to receive more information about programming solutions for the innovative wireless products we manufacture.
ReplyAPI – Fleetwood Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 1259
Holland MI 49422-1259
Ph# 800-257-6390 or 616-396-1142
|* NOTE: Not all Fleetwood Group products are available to the public for software development using a royalty-free API. Some products may require volume purchase commitments, other products may require developers to work at the machine (hardware) level, and other products may incur royalties.|
Products available/upcoming for development by the public-at-large are:
- With ActiveX API (for Windows solutions)
Reply® Plus and Reply® Mini+
Reply® Worldwide and Reply® Mini
Products available/upcoming for development by Dealers Only are:
- With ActiveX API (for Windows solutions)
Authorized resellers should refer to Dealers Only Site for details on the new Reply® Ativa touchscreen system
APIs for new products (such as the new Reply® touchscreen keypad) are initially limited to top-tier developers for a fixed period of time (usually 1 year). This allows our valued reselling partners to create/modify applications and place them in the market early to gain a return on their development investments. Later, after this 'protection' period, APIs for new products become available to the public-at-large.
APIs for established products (such as Reply® Plus and Reply® Mini) are already available to resellers, integrators, and end users alike.
Fleetwood Group owns all rights to the underlying processor code, system command elements, and communications routines of the wireless response products it designs and manufactures. Therefore, only Fleetwood Group can legally authorize our API sales and/or license our APIs for distribution with software applications.
Currently, the only factory-authorized outlets for API purchases are Fleetwood Group and select resellers appointed to sell the APIs owned by Fleetwood Group. We invite you to use the form below to contact us for information about the APIs or our network of partners from which you may purchase APIs.
[Note: We are aware that there are APIs in circulation that have been either misappropriated or improperly made available to the public. For such illegal APIs, we can offer neither guarantee nor support. However, we will be pleased to help any victimized users of an unauthorized product convert it to a fully-approved, -tested, and -supported Fleetwood Group product. If you're in that situation, please feel free to contact us.]
Pricing of each API is upon application to Fleetwood Group. The price of the API generally includes a license (annual or royalty-free, according to system purchased) and limited technical support. Additional technical support may be available on a pay-per-use basis. Also, as a requirement for purchasing the API for software development, you will need to own/purchase the appropriate wireless response hardware in sufficient quantities to test your software and provide proper technical support to the customers of your system solution.
If you would like to have a ReplyAPI representative contact you, or if you would like more information about Fleetwood's products and services, please use this form.
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All programming support for Fleetwood Group's APIs is part of a support agreement that accompanies the purchase of the programming toolkit. Owners of the APIs are encouraged to contact Fleetwood Group directly with questions.
Q: How do I buy an API for a particular Reply® system?
A: Contact your factory authorized Fleetwood Group Electronics reseller. They can resell most APIs. If you do not know a reseller, contact the Fleetwood Group Electronics Sales Team for a referral.
Q: How much does an API cost?
A: Contact Fleetwood for suggested resale prices of the various APIs available to the public.
Q: Are there still restrictions on the Reply Plus API?
A: No. The API for Reply® Plus was originally in a 'protected' state for a period of time to allow our valued resellers to develop application software and get a return on their R&D investment. It is now available for purchase.
Please note that this form is only to be used for inquiries from software developers who are interested in either creating new software applications or adapting their existing software applications for use with Reply® Wireless Group Response Systems.
- Any new product purchase inquiries should use our Request for Information Form
- Any product service inquiries should use our RMA Form
- All other inquiries should call +1 616 396 1142 and ask for assistance from the Electronics Sales Department.
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