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Six APIs, a connected car client library, and source code samples for Bing Maps have been added to the directory among other things in the past day. Here are the highlights.
VerticalResponse has launched an API and developer program that provides developers access to its Email marketing platform.
Mobio releases SailMail, a flagship consumer of the Strutta Promotions API made to integrate with MailChimp email marketing services.
Message Systems has just launched SparkPost, an email infrastructure-as-a-service platform that features a suite of SMTP and REST APIs.
West Bank hackathon signals growth in the Palestinian tech ecosystem. Inbox aims to compete with Gmail with API for email app builders. Plus: game developers hail major iOS graphics upgrade, and the problem with easy APIs.
DeskAlerts, desktop notification alert solution, has expanded functionality of the DeskAlerts API. Many find DeskAlerts to be a superior business communication to traditional email. Its API allowed for custom add-ons and integration with third party software and applications. Over the weekend, new functionality went live for all DeskAlerts users. The new functionality came directly from user feedback and requests.
Context.IO, an e-mail API provider, has announced a "lite" version of its popular Context.IO API. The Context.IO Lite API is not a replacement for the original API. Rather, Context.IO Lite started as a small project to improve Webhook performance. The potential of Lite quickly made itself known, so Context.IO decided to fully develop the Lite version and has now launched a beta version.
Email is one of the oldest mediums of communication on the Internet, and, for many companies, it's still one of the most important. Delivering email and tracking email campaigns reliably is crucial to success for countless businesses today.
As the number of APIs grows, more people are becoming familiar with the term. I had a taxi driver who knew about APIs, although that was in tech-heavy San Francisco. Despite becoming more known, "API" is not a term most mainstream users will use. Yet many of these same people are already asking for APIs—they’re just not using the term. Here are three ways mainstream users are asking for APIs.
Successful Twitter engagement is generally measured with the simple goal of gaining a high follower count, but true engagement doesn’t end with a follow-back—that is just the beginning. What you really need for success on Twitter is an ongoing conversation with like-minded individuals, folks who will provide informed feedback on your tweets, introduce you to their friends on Twitter who share your opinions and help spread your messages. This series of articles on engagement programming will show you how to use Twitter API 1.1 to move from simply following to truly engaging on Twitter.