The Layer Ruby SDK by Jake Kelly is a Ruby wrapper and toolkit for the Layer Platform API. The Layer Platform API is a platform for all types of communication for the internet, web applications, and mobiles applications. Layer allows users to build text messaging, voice messaging, and video functionality into applications for communication.
Earlier this year, we reported the first 3 winners of the Twilio Startup Fund, which aims to invest $250K in start-ups that use Twilio, the popular Telephony platform. The next set of 6 recipients of the Twilio Fund have been announced. The applications range from an innovative crowd-sourced labor platform to helping out law enforcement agencies.
Since Nexmo founded its API-based business in 2010, it has done amazingly well. Now the SMS cloud carrier just received $18 million in fresh funding (on top of the $3 million it got a year ago), which CEO Tony Jamous says the company will use to grow sales and marketing and expand offerings to include what many have been waiting for: voice.