April 20, 2011
Dataplug is for businesses that ship using multiple carriers and need to manage which orders should be shipped via which carrier. The legacy solution of course is manual entry: sort the orders according to carrier and then enter them into the different carrier websites. Beyond costing time and money, it creates a customer service nightmare when a customer wants to track a package. "Which carrier did we send that on, again," the operator might be wondering. Dataplug finesses all that, right down to the tracking, done all in one place--and customers can go to your site and track packages themselves.
Of the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those ten, which include the Converser API. The Converser API is a communication platform that brings businesses and developers in better contact with their customers and users. Functionality includes the creation of offers, polls, questions, and compensations to be sent to the customer at will. On top of this, real time tracking when users are actively using and application with the Converser API. To learn more about the Converser API visit the Converser site as well as the Converser API blog post.
WebRTC is an emerging open standard that is set to transform the world of real time communications (RTC). Basically, it's a technology that enables real time communication between browsers, particularly sound and video. AddLive is a service that supports both WebRTC and non-WebRTC browsers, providing the necessary infrastructure and enabling developers to easily add live video and voice to their applications via the AddLive API and SDKs (software development kits).