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Twilio has announced the Twilio API for WhatsApp which allows developers to integrate with applications nearly every messaging channel via one Twilio Messaging API. Among the messaging channels the API supports are SMS, MMS, Facebook Messenger, RCS, LINE and the newly added API for WhatsApp.
Last year, Facebook announced that it would launch a set of business-centric tools around WhatsApp. The company has also long stated that it would eventually monetize its various messaging platforms. Facebook has taken a step towards both goals with the introduction of the WhatsApp Business API.
Messaging service Kik launched a cryptocurrency called Kin through a near-$100 million initial coin offering (ICO) last September, and now its Kin Ecosystem Foundation will give as many as 25 developers up to $3 million in Kin to bolster the cryptocurrency's ecosystem as part of a new program.
Streamlio has announced the release of Apache Pulsar 2.0 which includes several new enhancements including Schema Registry and Topic Compaction. This latest release of Apache Pulsar also includes the general availability of Pulsar Functions which are lightweight, stream-native compute processes.
While the majority of the APIs within the ProgrammableWeb directory are REST-styled APIs, that isn't the only architectural style in use, not by a long shot. In this article, we look at our directory data to see what underlying technologies are most popular across the various Push/Streaming APIs.
One of the cool things our directory data allows us to do is to get a glimpse at both short term and long term trends in the API space. One slice of data worth looking at is the categories have had the most growth. This article looks at which categories have grown the most in the last five years.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Real Estate, and Cryptocurrency. Highlights include APIs from data intelligence solution provider Melissa for ensuring correct business contact data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Many businesses are building remote development teams to accommodate developers who work outside company headquarters. This distributed approach to work is catching on as companies seek the best talent possible. This article looks at the many collaboration tools for bringing developers together.
Twilio today announced that it has added support to its API for LINE, a popular free communication app that allows its more than 168 million users to make calls and send messages. LINE support is part of Twilio Channels, a feature of Twilio's API designed to build messaging experiences.
Twilio has moved Programmable Wireless out of beta and has made the product generally available (GA). The GA release of Twilio Programmable Wireless introduces updated data pricing, a Quote-based data pricing model, and improvements to the usage section of the Programmable Wireless Console.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 announced a number of improvements to Firebase, an application development platform the company acquired in 2014. Improvements include the addition of Crashlytics, updates to the Cloud Messaging API, a new A/B testing framework, and a new product Firebase Predictions.
Twilio has introduced two new APIs for enabling multi-user augmented reality (AR) applications; the DataTrack API and the Media Sync API. The APIs allow developers to build apps that provide a more immersive environment for users and an AR experience that immediately reacts to changes.