March 8, 2015
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Despite attempts to reinvent it, email is still one of the most popular ways to communicate across the internet. Developers have long been able to take advantage of Emails popularity using various libraries that support POP, SMTP and IMAP. This is fine when you have access to a publicly available web server, but for small and hobby developers this can be an unacceptable cost.
With work forces becoming increasingly more mobile, there is a need for businesses to have quick and easy communication lines with employees on the move. Being able to achieve this with existing enterprise and telecommunication infrastructure means companies can improve communication with staff without increasing costs. This was the idea behind the creation of Red Oxygen. It's a service that combines the functionality of email applications with the convenience and mobility of text messaging. With the help of Red Oxygen's API, sending text messages from an application or CRM is simple.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including email, Telephony, and Fitness. Highlights today include APIs for Google Fit fitness applications and an API for promoting efficient app energy usage. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.