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Google intends to shut down the Google Hangouts API on April 25th. The change means developers will not be able to create new apps using the API, and any existing apps that rely on the API will effectively be left for dead on their feet. Why? So Google can further refine Hangouts for the enterprise.
As messaging apps scramble to out-feature the competition, Telegram has launched a gaming platform within its Bot API. Most messaging apps have now included bot capabilities within their apps, but Telegram has upped its game with the ability to build games within the messaging app.
Line has released two new APIs that enable the messaging platform to better engage users without leaving the app. The Messaging API allows three new message types for chatbots to use. Line Notify allows third party services to send information to Line users directly within the Line platform.
Bots are a handy way to automate simple tasks that you might typically do on your own, such as updating calendar appointments. In this tutorial on Full Stack Python, Matt Makai explains how to build your first chatbot using the Slack API and Python to begin returning simple messages.
Part of HipChat’s popularity is down to the fact that it offers integrations with services like Google, Asana and GitHub, as well as hundreds of others. This tutorial on the Medallia blog shows followers how to set up a system that pushes notifications to a Hipchat room to keep your team informed.
Nexmo offers a series of cloud-based communication APIs that make it easy to integrate reliable communication services into any application. This tutorial by Tim Lytle on the Nexmo blog shows followers how to build a simple text message group chat using the Nexmo SMS API and PHP.
Microsoft announced availability of the ORTC API preview for Edge. ORTC API support is not yet available in other browsers which may pose some difficulties for app developers.
A comprehensive report from Mind Commerce maps telecommunications industry APIs and identifies the business opportunities and challenges ahead.
We've added 6 APIs and several clients to the ProgrammableWeb directory in Shipping, Advertising, Media, and Metadata categories, among others. Here are some highlights.
The new API is aimed at helping development teams and creative agencies working with brands to leverage the ubiquity of chat apps to enhance brand-to-customer communications.
Slack is a team collaboration, messaging and chat platform. Its Real Time Messaging API allows developers to embed this real-time chat functionality within clients.
Zendesk has launched Zendesk Embeddables to enable companies to build customer support functionality directly into their applications.
It's not often that Oreos and APIs are mentioned in the same article, let alone the same sentence. However, Oreo is using digital technology in innovative and groundbreaking ways to market the Oreo brand and build a huge and growing fan base. Oreo is using digital technology, fueled by APIs.