October 5, 2017
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Call Loop, web-based voice and SMS solution provider, offers the Call Loop API that allows developers to add Call Loop’s calling and SMS features to third party apps. Often referred to as the “Constant Contact” for voice and text, Call Loop focuses on broadcast communications. Businesses or individuals can reach subscriber bases via voice or text messages.
Twilio has really upped the ante with the release of its new iOS SDK for developing voice over IP applications. This means that any iOS App can quite easily add telephony via the Twilio API to its product. By providing an SDK for iOS, Twilio (a ProgrammableWeb sponsor) has lowered the bar for developers wanting to build VOIP applications. It only makes sense for a company that is a pure-play in the API business to do everything possible to encourage adoption among developers, and this release is another is a series of smart moves by Twilo. I expect that this will have a big impact developer adoption and would love to check back in with Twilio to hear how the project goes over the next couple months.