The Layer Ruby SDK by Benedikt Deicke is a Ruby client library for the Layer Platform API and the Layer Client Rest API. The Layer Platform API is a platform for all types of communication for the internet, web applications, and mobiles applications and the Layer Client Rest API provides developers with a set of endpoints for querying and performing operations. Layer allows users to build text messaging, voice messaging, and video functionality into applications for communication.
Telefonica, one of the largest telcos in Europe, announced Telenor (Norwegian-based carrier) as its first carrier partner for the BlueVia API platform. The first BlueVia API available to developers is billing services. In-app billing services remove the need for marketplaces like the Apple's app store or iTunes for mobile app purchases. Instead, consumers' purchases are added to their phone bills.
The defacto standard for online surveys, SurveyMonkey, just added phone polling to its services. What's remarkable about the addition is that it came via an acquisition. The company now owns Precision Polling, a site for creating and executing polls over the phone.