In a first for US mobile carriers, Sprint has opened up an initial set of REST services for developers to play with for free at their new developer sandbox. With these services (Sprint API profile), developers can now access location, simple presence, and send SMS messages to Sprint handsets without requiring any software installed to the device.
PowerPhone, leader in 911 call handling protocols, has updated its premier software package (Total Response CACH) to include an open API. The API will allow computer aided dispatch systems (CAD) to seamlessly integrate with CACH. CACH, short for computer aided call handling, automates questioning and information gathering.