May 5, 2015
Single purpose API
When travelling, the first thing on the list of things to do after arriving at a destination is to get in touch with certain people to let them know you're in town or just that you've arrived safely. Whether it's sending a quick text, sending an email or 'checking in' on a social network, technology has made this easy enough to achieve while on the go. Oh Hey World is a service that makes use of all these options in the form of a simple application that allows users to share their location across multiple social networks, via text and email, with just one click. Oh Hey World's API makes this functionality available to developers who may want to integrate it with other applications.
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