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Discord experienced an API outage earlier this week that led to a significant disruption in operations on the platform. This issue, which is no longer causing downtime and has been fully acknowledged via the company’s status page, is the result of API issues that have not been detailed.
Sendbird has announced new developer-centric features to its platform, headlined by the expansion of offline messaging to all Sendbird SDKs. Additionally, the company is announcing a new developer push notification and debugging tool and new message threading capabilities for the Sendbird UIKit.
Twilio today announced a new marketing platform that merges the company’s communications APIs with Twilio Segment’s Customer Data Platform (CDP). The new platform, Twilio Engage, is meant to provide B2C organizations with a simplified path to producing personalized omnichannel campaigns.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Blockchain, Security and Real Estate. Highlights include an API for a decentralized application building platform including NFT applications, and an API for detecting fraud if payment processes.
The popularity of chat APIs has risen in recent years. Companies can use Chat APIs to help engage with customers during a sales process and the most popular ones enable organizations to provide real-time customer support, allowing them to offer greater overall customer-centricity.
Stream has launched the second version of the Flutter Chat SDK, which the company believes will provide Flutter developers with more flexibility in adding messaging functionality to applications. This latest version adds improved support for international languages.
Facebook announced the beta release of new Messenger API functionality for Instagram in 2020 with the intention of “improving customer satisfaction and facilitating meaningful conversations on the platform.” Facebook today announced it will be moving this functionality into general availability.
At Facebook’s developer event F8 Refresh, WhatsApp announced updates to its WhatsApp Business API aimed at helping businesses to better communicate with customers. Facebook announced the coming launch of the Researcher API aimed at providing viable research opportunities for the academic community.
Microsoft has announced plans to move Azure Communication Services, the suite of communication tools that power Microsoft Teams, into general availability for developer use. This technology had recently been demoed at Microsoft’s annual Ignite conference for developers.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Notifications and Biometrics. Highlights include an API that can determine if a user is spoofing a face login with in image instead of a real face and an API for converting JSON to Slack, Telegram and other channels.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Audio, Customer Service, and Compliance. Highlights include an API that returns brand logos and information about brands, and an API that offers clown sound effects. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Sendbird has announced several updates to its chat offerings that the company hopes will allow developers to better adapt to a communication environment that has been reshaped by COVID-19. These Updated include new partitioning options for Open Channels, IP whitelisting, and message threading.
Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Non-Profit, Messaging, and Recognition. Highlights include an API that provides electoral vote data and an API from Sinch that aggregates messaging services. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Sinch has announced the release of a new Conversation API that is designed to simplify the unification process of messaging across myriad channels and technologies. With the pandemic pushing the global workforce into remote environments communication fragmentation has increased exponentially.
Facebook has announced the launch of beta access to a new Messenger API feature which will provide support for Instagram messaging capabilities. Facebook is hoping to provide businesses with the tools necessary to improve customer satisfaction and facilitate meaningful conversations on Instagram.
RingCentral, Inc., a provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions, today announced a new high-volume SMS service that enables businesses to send SMS messages and updates to their customers rapidly.
Today, communications platform provider Twilio announced three new products: Twilio Video Web RTC Go, Twilio Frontline, and the Event Streams API. These new products illustrate the point that organizations using an API-led approach can respond in an agile way to new challenges in the marketplace.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Alcohol and Graphics. Highlights include an API to interact with Craft CMS and an API for searching for research articles from the the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Here's a look at what is new.
Earlier this year Sendbird announced the Sendbird Calls API to add platform support for voice and video capabilities over IP. Since that time the company had been updating the API and has now announced a new self-service option for the Sendbird Calls APIs.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Location, Messaging, and Music. Featured today is an API for Taylor Swift quotes, an API for forecasting the best time to visit a business, and APIs from the Meteorological Service of Canada.