This TextKey PHP library allows a developer to implement REST API calls server-side from a PHP backend. TextKey is an omni-factor authentication API that uses seven-factors of authentication to provide security for devices ranging from mobile to electronic door locks. TextKey works through using SMS service, unique code, cellular number, UDID, a single use URL, and an optional pin. TextKey uses REST with a JSON response and SOAP. TextKey is free for ten users, and available for a monthly charge per user thereafter.
Today at Google I/O, the company highlighted key updates to the API that will allow developers to fine tune the way that end users interact with authentication prompts, as well as providing new tools for recognizing device compatibility.
Earlier this week, Salesforce.com disclosed that a potential security issue with one of its APIs has been corrected. The issue impacted a subset of Salesforce.com Marketing Cloud customers that used Email Studio and Predictive Intelligence and no malicious activity related to the issue was detected.
With the potential to reduce the cost of healthcare and improve access to services, telemedicine -- in which healthcare providers such as doctors interact with patients through electronic means -- is an increasingly important part of the healthcare industry. By some estimates, telemedicine will be a multibillion-dollar market by the end of the decade.