Santa Monica-based cloud telephony provider Callfire, which develops cloud-based telephony services used to automate phone calls and voice applications, reported today that it had record growth in 2012. The company said it saw revenue growth of 58 percent for the company. Actual financials were not disclosed by the company. The company attributed the growth in calls and use of its service to the U.S. elections as well as Hurricane Sandy. Callfire was a provider of calling and telephony services to many political campaigns during the election cycle, and is also used by companies for emergency communications. Among other statistics, CallFire said it billed its customers for more than 185 million minutes in 2012; the firm offers up those minutes starting at 3.5 cents per minute. CallFire is led by Dinesh Ravishanker.