Why Summit Build powerful apps with less code and less configuration

A Better Platform for Voice and SMS

What Makes Summit Different Will Make You Happy

ShoreTel Summit makes it easy for you to build voice and SMS apps quickly and easily. We eliminate upfront infrastructure work typically found with API-based platforms by delivering a total platform as a service solution so you can spend your time building great apps instead of managing the backend.

  • More than Just APIs – Summit goes beyond just APIs with a full Lua programming language, and rich developer tools, giving you more flexibility in what you can build.
  • Fully Hosted – We handle all hosting, infrastructure maintenance and backend support of your apps so you don't have to worry about upfront costs, maintenance or scalability.
  • Carrier-Class Network – Our network maintains enterprise-level Quality of Service (QoS) SLAs to ensure uptime and security for your Summit-built apps, plus compliance support for HIPAA, PCI and SOX.
  • Speed to Market – Work with our Summit Partners to build, buy or extend your solution, or become a partner to get your apps to market even faster through the ShoreTel community.

Developer-Friendly Tools

Summit was built by developers, for developers with easy-to-use testing and deployment tools that are baked into the way you already work:

  • Painless Development – Use our Summit Editor web IDE to start developing with just a few clicks or use our Sublime Text package to get all of the features locally. When you’re ready to deploy, it’s as simple as a Git push.
  • Easy Testing – Conduct pre-deployment testing via our app simulator, which lets you run and test a text-only version of your app end-to-end without ever picking up a phone. Set breakpoints to debug, or run your unit tests.
  • Code Linting – Use our open-source lint tool in Sublime Text to check for syntax and structural issues before you deploy to save time and reduce production issues.
  • Starting Points – Start from scratch or leverage our library of customizable starter modules as a starting point to use, modify or extend.
  • Upgrade Protection – Follow our best practices for Behavior Driven Development to ensure 80% code coverage, and we’ll ensure that any changes we make to the platform won’t affect your apps.

Development Options

Get started today with your internal developer team by creating a free account. We’ll even throw in $20 in free credits for you to get started and test things out.

Want your developers to focus on core business objectives? No problem. ShoreTel’s network of Summit Solution Partners are ready and waiting to help you build the app of your dreams.