This is a fork of the 'one-click integration' that api.ai offers.
This will let you intiate conversation, And leverage api.ai at the same time.
Here is a simple process to do that :
create a trigger intent in api.ai (a literal one with the @ in front) for instance @question_demo
deploy this on heroku, and once done set it up as the webApi endpoint inside your tropo application GUI. for instance: https://sore-heron.herokuapp.com/sms
(don't forget the /sms, that's the endpoint the bot listens on)
use the Tropo Rest API to send a trigger that will in turn call this WebApi (essentially when called via Rest, Tropo calls your Api endpoint to figure out what to do)
$ curl 'http://api.tropo.com/1.0/sessions?token=<TROPO_APP_TOKEN>&start_conversation=true&send_to=<PHONE_NUMBER>&message=question_demo'
question_demo will in turn be passed to api.ai and with the response,
Tropo still waiting for what to do will be told to send a message
with the text to