Application Development, Library, Messaging, Chat, Voice, Library, Messaging, Chat, Voice, Library, Messaging, Chat, Voice
October 12, 2008
Take a look at our API directory and you will quickly note that the Google Maps API continues to reign as the most popular API used for mashups. As the API continues to gain momentum, several new utilities have emerged to improve the user experience (or UX as it has come to be known).
Nexmo's mission is to take SMS global, putting messages on the 5 billion smartphones across continents and languages, with 800 carriers in 200 countries. As Alex Williams noted in Techcrunch, Nexmo raised $3 million from Intel Capital, NHN Investment Corporation and Initial Capital. Nexmo is: "one of a new generation of companies that are disrupting the telco market. It streamlines the layers between the telcos and developers, removing the hubs by offering a carrier grade service based upon a worldwide network that gives companies like Airbnb an international messaging platform for communicating between buyers and sellers over SMS." The RESTful and SMPP APIs save large multinationals from having to build their own infrastructure.
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.