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Voxbone, a leader in servicing the telecommunications industry, has announced the full release of their newest API.
Voxbone API offers real-time delivery of mobile and toll-free numbers from over 50 countries. Google makes the cost of cloud storage nearly free. Plus: the Australian Bureau of Labor Stats stealth API, and Acquia scales API calls for a major train operator.
Telstra announced that it has opened its IP telephony platform up for third party integration through an API. InteractiveTV Today has announced that it will bring the popular tvot^ hackathon back to San Francisco next month. Plus, the 10 Best Google API JQuery Plugins.
Nexmo and du have partnered together in order to make Nexmo's cloud-to-mobile services available across du's mobile network in the United Arab Emirates. The deal gives Nexmo access to more devices and lets du tout compatibility with more mobile apps.
At the Enterprise Connect 2014 conference today Cisco announced it will be working more closely with Google to integrate conferencing services with various Google APIs. Rowan Trollope, Cisco senior vice president for collaboration, and Rajen Sheth, a product manager for Google Enterprise, took the stage to show a prototype of the Cisco Webex conferencing service running on a Chromebook. In the future, Cisco and Google will make it possible to launch WebEx directly from Google Calendar and start an instant meeting from the Google Contact Card and the Google People widget. Users will also be able to connect with others by clicking on phone numbers or extensions displayed in Gmail or Google Apps.
Voice-over-IP (VoIP) makes it possible to embed telephony services within an application. But the quality of many of those VoIP calls can be highly inconsistent. To address that issue, Twilio today announced a public beta of its Global Low Latency (GLL) capability.
Nexmo and Three have partnered to make Nexmo's cloud-to-mobile services available across Three's mobile network in the United Kingdom. The deal gives Nexmo access to more devices and lets Three tout compatibility with more mobile apps.
The IBM BlueMix cloud integration platform, announced earlier this week, is essentially an assembly point for connecting various enterprise applications. One of the first applications to lend credibility to this nascent IBM effort is Twilio, a provider of a communications services delivered via the cloud.
Diffbot has just announced the release of brand new client libraries for 35+ different programming languages. The company now provides developers client libraries for the Diffbot API in the most-used programming languages as well as languages that are not as common.
The way that US telecom carrier AT&T is approaching APIs for the enterprise offers key insights for app developers and business stakeholders looking for market entry opportunities into a global ecosystem. ProgrammableWeb spoke with AT&T Vice President of Ecosystem Development and Platform Solutions, Laura Merling about the broader API strategy. Meanwhile Chris Aron, Product Manager of AT&T Location Information Services, demonstrated how the AT&T approach translates into an industry-specific partnership with Sabre, the global travel tech company.
Since Nexmo founded its API-based business in 2010, it has done amazingly well. Now the SMS cloud carrier just received $18 million in fresh funding (on top of the $3 million it got a year ago), which CEO Tony Jamous says the company will use to grow sales and marketing and expand offerings to include what many have been waiting for: voice.
Mobile messaging, a technology that is often associated with smartphones, is now being more broadly applied within the enterprise. Application of this technology is increasing in areas typically dominated by legacy instant messaging applications. One providers of such a service is HeyWire Business, which today launched a channel partner program designed to reward partners that leverage the company's API.
AWS has launched CloudTrail: a resource tracking and user visibility API. CloudTrail records API calls made to AWS accounts and returns log files. CloudTrail records calls across AWS services. Whether you need to track calls made to the AWS Management Console, AWS SDKs, command line tools, Cloud-Formation, or other AWS services; CloudTrail's call history helps increase security analysis, resource change analysis, and compliance.
StarHub, a leading info-communications provider based in Singapore, has launched SmartFoundry, a new API platform that allows developers to rapidly build applications and integrations that include StarHub voice call and SMS functionality.
Even in the age where services such as OnStar from General Motors can be used to call for help in the event of an automobile accident, seconds still matter when it comes to major trauma injuries. As part of an effort to save more lives by relaying critical information faster, Rave Mobile Safety and public safety officials from King County, Washington, in cooperation with automotive providers of telematics data such as OnStar, demonstrated how APIs are being used to stream information in real time to the call centers manned by emergency services personnel.
RingPlus, mobile virtual network operator, has announced one of the industry's first public cellular APIs: the RingPlus API. The API offers a carrier-grade wireless platform to the public. With the API, businesses and developers can completely control mobile phone service, and gain access to world-class mobile networks.
In theory the rise of software-defined networking is supposed to give rise to a new class of applications that will give developers more control over, for example, location-based services. In actual practice no one is quite certain how developer will invoke SDN capabilities, but the folks at Hewlett-Packard are anxious to find out.
AT&T has announced the launch of a brand new enterprise-focused API program that allows enterprise customers and solution providers to use AT&T network APIs to create innovative new applications. AT&T has already launched a successful API program that provides developers access to nearly a dozen AT&T APIs including web services such as Call Management, In-App Messaging, Speech, SMS, and Location.
When it comes to text messages, Twilio thinks pictures speak volumes. To that end, the cloud carrier has added MMS capabilities to and from Canadian numbers and via short code in the US, the company announced at its Twiliocon user conference today. In addition, Twilio is dropping the cost of its text messaging by 25% for US phone numbers.
Response Tap, leader in voice-centric marketing technology, recently released the Response Tap API. The Response Tap API enables developers to include Response Tap's number provisioning, call features, and reporting features within third party apps. Response Tap's proprietary software allows companies to track a caller's actions on a website before, during, and after a call. Such tracking technology provides better understanding of marketing activities.