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February 3, 2009
Single purpose API
Twilio has introduced the Twilio Enterprise Plan, an upcoming new service featuring security-focused capabilities such as single sign-on (SSO), customizable role-based access control (RBAC), and public key client validation. The service also features an API that is SIEM-capable.
Given just how innovative the new Obama administration is in terms of using technology to bring US politics into the 21st century, it's notable that it's the Republicans who are the first US party to launch a real open web API. You can now see the new Anywhere API over at the Republicans' US Congress site: gop.gov/api. As they describe:
Take a look at our API directory and you will quickly note that the Google Maps API continues to reign as the most popular API used for mashups. As the API continues to gain momentum, several new utilities have emerged to improve the user experience (or UX as it has come to be known).