November 14, 2010
The Ez Texting is a simple solution to a problem many developers have in the mobile world. The Ez Texting API allows developers to send SMS text messages to phones in the US and Canada. It recently had a major update, as did its related TellMyCell API and Club Texting API, adding a full REST API to the previous HTTP methods. It also added the functionality to send a text to a number of phones with one API call.
What happens when you offer cash prizes to developers in order to create telephony-based mashups? We found out last week at the O'Reilly ETel Emerging Telephony Conference where they and StrikeIron announced the winners in the O'Reilly Media and StrikeIron Telephony Mashup Contest (see our previous coverage).
YouMail launched its Spam Risk API. YouMail uses algorithms to analyze a database of hundreds of millions of phone numbers to determine the likelihood a particular phone number is spam. Historical call patterns and crowdsourced data are combined to determine an OK, caution, or danger designation.