July 2, 2008
Echo, best known for its online commenting tools, recently launched an ambitious service called StreamServer to aid brands in creating their own "white label" social media sites. Media brands like ESPN and Newsweek want to capitalize on the investment in their content. The problem is that the attention of consumers and lucrative revenue streams are focused on on social sites like Twitter and Facebook. Echo StreamServer API aims to tip the balance in favor of brands by offering the tools to forge scalable near real-time social sites of their own.
Nexmo offers a series of cloud-based communication APIs that make it easy to integrate reliable communication services into any application. This tutorial by Tim Lytle on the Nexmo blog shows followers how to build a simple text message group chat using the Nexmo SMS API and PHP.
Dave Concannon and Charlie von Metzradt, co-founders of MetricFire, live in different parts of the world (Dave is in California and Charlie lives in Ireland), but collaborate on a mission to provide quality application metrics. The MetricFire API is one of the tools that the company offers for data transmission.