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DeskAlerts Expands API Functionality

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.
04-28-2014

Context.IO Announces Lite API

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.
03-11-2014

How Mainstream Users Are Asking for APIs

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.

Twitter Engagement Part 1: Moving Beyond Bulk Following

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.

MailZ API Brings Automated Email Response to Third Party Apps

MailZ, transactional email delivery service, offers the MailZ API to enable systems and applications to incorporate email response features. MailZ features enable third party apps to deliver single-recipient emails after integration with the MailZ API. MailZ supports a wide range of content management systems and email platforms. In addition to automated email responses, MailZ delivers analysis and tracking tools for a more powerful email response system.

Birdseye Mail API Tackles the Tablet Email Problem

DE-DE Group’s Birdseye Mail might be the first email client built purely for a tablet environment. Now, the Birdseye Mail API allows developers to integrate Birdseye Mail functionality with third party applications. App developers can take advantage of tablet-specific functionality and add rich email functionality to new and existing apps.

SendGrid Scalable Transactional Email Platform Now Available to Google App Engine Developers

SendGrid, a leading cloud-based email service, has announced that the company has joined the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program giving App Engine developers a trusted third-party and non-native option for adding transactional email management and delivery services to their applications. In addition, Google App Engine customers will have access to SendGrid APIs, real-time analytics and reporting all of which are powered by Google services infrastructure.

Create and Manage Email Newsletters in Browser via the Ubivox API

Ubivox, email marketing service, has released a number of its features via the Ubivox API. Ubivox allows marketers to create, track, and manage email marketing campaigns directly in a web browser. Because Ubivox is web-based, no additional software becomes necessary to create top notch campaigns. From simple email marketing to tips, to enterprise grade web based software tools, Ubivox aims to be the go to newsletter partner.

Ready-Made Multi-Messaging Functionality: Whispir API

Whispir, a platform that enables its users to send messages to various channels at the same time, provides the Whispir API designed to allow developers to embed any feature of the platform into any cloud-based web application. Users can send these high-volume messages that are tailored and targeted for each channel and recipient via SMS, voice, email, web, mobile, or social media.

Don't Send Mails In Vain: Email Pie API Let's You Know What Is Legit

For any business or website that relies on user or customer interaction, communication is important, and often the only point of contact a business may have with that customer is an email address. This is where email validation can lend a helping hand; as long as mail can be successfully sent to an address all is good, but if there's some issue causing failed delivery and other errors, better to know about it. Email Pie is a free, JSON API that provides a simple way to validate email addresses.

Cost Effective Communication On The Go With Red Oxygen's API

With work forces becoming increasingly more mobile, there is a need for businesses to have quick and easy communication lines with employees on the move. Being able to achieve this with existing enterprise and telecommunication infrastructure means companies can improve communication with staff without increasing costs. This was the idea behind the creation of Red Oxygen. It's a service that combines the functionality of email applications with the convenience and mobility of text messaging. With the help of Red Oxygen's API, sending text messages from an application or CRM is simple.