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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.
Chat applications are hugely popular these days, and developers wanting to add chat functions to applications need to find the most suitable APIs to accomplish this task. In this article, we highlight the eleven most popular Chat APIs based on website traffic on ProgrammableWeb.
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.
Sendbird has launched a new Announcements API that is intended to allow developers to build tools for communicating with large user bases about promotional marketing and messages. This new API will allow for these messages to be seamlessly integrated into public and private group chats.
In this article, we provide instructions on how to quickly implement the Sendbird UIKit for iOS and deploy fully-featured messaging using pre-built UI and messaging UX. Sendbird UIKit for iOS is essentially a combination of user interface tooling and the Sendbird Chat SDK for iOS.
Sendbird has announced the addition of voice and video calling APIs to augment its existing chat and messaging API offering. The technology relies on the World Wide Web Consortium's WebRTC standard and offers customers an opportunity to consolidate their in-app communications down to one vendor.
On Monday, Discord Tweeted that it increased its capacity by 20% in order to make sure that those isolating themselves due to the Coronavirus could continue to text, video and voice chat without interruption. Less than an hour later, the service was completely unavailable due to server outages.
SendBird, a provider of chat API services for mobile and web applications, today announced significant platform additions designed to make chat easy and accessible to any tech-driven company, from ride-sharing services to marketplaces to online communities to dating apps.
Twilio has released a beta version of its Conversations API. The unified API allows developers to aggregate messages across channels (SMS, MMS, Chat, and WhatsApp) into a single conversation. Additionally, administrators can control the conversation and supplement with experiential features.
Stream.io provides developers with tools for adding scalable feeds, activity streams, and chat functionality to their applications via the Stream API. The company has recently announced a new SDK that aims to streamline the addition/creation of chat functionality for iOS applications.
About a year after Google introduced the Hangouts Chat API, it is enhancing the ability to build chatbots by supporting both Dialogflow and Hubot. Dialogflow allows developers to leverage natural language processing to train bots. Hubot allows developers to build bots for multiple platforms.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, Blockchain, and Recreation, and Movies. Highlights include the Play.tv API for video game streaming and the Boundless AI API for predicting user behavior. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Recreation, Events, and Documents. Highlights include an API for mountain bike trail information and an API for adding reverse geocoding and elevation data to applications. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
After a year of beta testing its in-app messaging platform, Pusher has released Chatkit to general availability. Chatkit includes a set of APIs that comes loaded with a number of features that users have come to expect from any mainstream chat service (typing indicators, file sharing, and more).
Chatbot systems have greatly evolved the customer service space with rapid, personalized responses that can save businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars. OnSched provides a complete Consumer, and Setup, REST API to build online booking right into your chatbot's responses and workflows
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.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Recommendations, Location, and Astronomy. Highlights include the new Snapchat SnapKit SDKs, Monique.io key-value storage API, and an API for filtering out profanity. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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.
Google's Dialogflow Enterprise Edition is now generally available. Since the API-based development suite was acquired, and then renamed, from API.AI, it has remained in beta. Now, generally available, developers can use the tools to build conversational interfaces across many platforms.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Chatbots, Conversions, and Internet of Things. Highlights include an API that returns music metadata powered by Artificial Intelligence and an API for Sketchfab 3D art sharing and downloads.