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Twilio has launched Twilio Flex, a cloud-based contact center platform that is fully programmable and allows businesses to engage with customers via a variety of channels. Twilio Flex is currently in preview and the company plans on making the platform generally available by the end of 2018.
The next iteration of Android is here. Google this week released Android P Developer Preview 1, an early build of its refreshed core Android platform. Android P is awash in new APIs for developers to put to work creating powerful apps that will bring new and exciting experiences to end users.
At Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, Google today announced the first beta release of Flutter, a react-style framework, 2D rendering engine, suite of ready-to-use widgets and development tools designed to help developers create native interfaces for iOS and Android apps.
Twilio has announced that support for RCS (Rich Communications Services) Business Messaging has been added to its communications platform. The company also announced the availability of Rich Messaging Extensions which enable native RCS capabilities supported by Twilio channels.
Stride, the team communications solution Atlassian launched in September, today announced new features designed to make it "an even more powerful communications solution." These features include new API capabilities that enable developers to build custom apps and messaging bots.
By giving business accounts the ability to schedule posts, Instagram is addressing one of the most requested features from its corporate clients. The newfound power has been added to the Instagram Graph API, which should let businesses take greater control over their Instagram content.
Aria Solutions announced an API-based softphone solution that brings Salesforce CRM and Cisco telephony platforms together in a single solution. The Velocity Softphone is available on the Salesforce AppExchange and eliminates the need for agents to flip back and forth between various platforms.
Go2mobi enhanced its demand side advertising platform with the Total Control API. The API provides access to Go2mobi's complete suite of mobile advertising features. Whether users are looking to enhance an existing workflow, or build a standalone DSP, the Total Control API aims to fit the need.
This article is part of a multi-part series where we discuss interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2017. Business APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Google has changes in store for the Play Store beginning in mid 2018 that will require developers to make some adjustments to their applications. The moves are meant to bolster security not only in the Play Store, but on end-user handsets as well. Here are the three major updates on deck.
The Nexmo SMS API is a service that allows you to send and receive SMS messages anywhere in the world. Nexmo provides REST APIs, but it's easier to use their official Java SDK. This tutorial covers how to send and receive SMS messages with the SDK so that you can use them in your applications.
Google has released the final developer preview of Android 8.1 Oreo. In this build, the Neural Networks API is now active to boost on-device machine learning. Android 8.1 also unlocks the Pixel Visual Core chip in Google's Pixel smartphones, which developers can target with the Android Camera API.
Google believes its latest API will provide developers with the app install data they need to make effective marketing decisions. The Play Referrer API grabs core information directly from the Play Store to help validate referral content and prevent fraudulent activity from sapping your resources.
In today's roundup we cover Google's work to bring the Activity Recognition Transition API to developers next year in order to power the Do Not Disturb mode when driving. We also look at proposed standards from the W3C and IFX Forum for an Indexed Database and open banking APIs.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Mapping, Air Travel, and Customer Service. Highlights include Facebook Messenger Broadcast API, plus APIs from Mobius, Nylas and Apptivo. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google has announced the developer preview of TensorFlow Lite, a solution for enabling on-device machine learning inference with a small binary size and low latency. TensorFlow Lite is designed for mobile and embedded devices and should be considered an evolution of TensorFlow Mobile.
Android app developers are reporting that Google has sent out an email warning them that apps requesting accessibility services are to be used only to help users with disabilities use Android devices and apps. Developers have 30 days to comply with accessibility services usage requirements.
Facebook has announced the release of Graph API v2.11 and Messenger Platform v2.2. Facebook Graph API v2.11 includes changes to the Pages API and App Links Host. The latest version of the Messenger Platform includes the availability of the Messenger Broadcast API (open beta) and Page Insights API.
Google has rolled out Google Play Services SDK 11.6.0, which introduces major changes to how the APIs are structured. The company is deprecating one API while decoupling another. The idea is to reduce the amount of boilerplate code needed to use the APIs -- something everyone can be happy about.