Slack is a tool for managing team communications. Slack brings together all of a team's messages, files, and posts from Twitter, Dropbox, Trello, Google Docs, GitHub, and other services in one place. Once collected, these materials are archived and indexed so that they can all be searched at once. Native applications are available for iOS and Android devices to give users full access to Slack on the go.
Slack comes with an API that allows users to integrate it with other third-party applications. Some out-of-the-box integrations are provided, but the API provides additional functions above and beyond those. With the Slack API, users can upload an image or file, get a channel's history, set a channel's "unread" marker, retrieve lists of files, and search a Slack instance.
Successful enterprises rely on the latest technology to drive business operations, intelligence, and efficiency. APIs are the driving force of business application development. In this article, we highlight twelve top business APIs, chosen by popularity from the visitors of ProgrammableWeb.
Popular messaging platform Slack today announced the beta launch of Shared Channels, "a new kind of channel that connects two separate groups, creating a common space for both sides to make use of Slack’s communication features and platform integrations when working together."
In the business landscape, competition is at an all-time high. There are innovations and opportunities to use APIs to develop new apps and empower businesses. Personalization is an area where businesses can gain an advantage and using the following four APIs can get you started quickly.