The Twilio sms-rb Ruby Library by Pat Nakajima is a Ruby library to assist with sending text messages easily with the Twilio API. Twilio provides a simple hosted API and markup language for businesses to quickly build scalable, reliable and advanced voice and SMS communications applications.
In a world where real-time data streams are becoming much more common, and with the volume of that data continuing to increase, it makes sense that a framework would be developed to increase the ease at which that data can be processed. Yahoo! S4 isn't the first such framework to be concieved, or even open sourced, but it is likely to massively increase awareness that such frameworks exist, what problems they may help solve and get developers thinking about how they could use the technology and potentially increase the likelihood of somebody moving S4-like capabilities into the cloud and offering it as as service.
Telephony-as-a-service company Twilio (a ProgrammableWeb sponsor) is set to announce new volume pricing for heavy users of its Twilio SMS API. The company had previously dropped the price for SMS twice, but did not yet have published volume pricing. Those using over 500,000 SMS messages a month will now pay a fraction of a penny per SMS.
PIKA Technologies, a communications OEM, recently introduced the HMP+X2 SDK. HMP+X2 is a network API for PIKA's Host Media Processing (HMP) SDK. Once integrated with HMP+X2, third party developers can enhance their telephony applications and systems with PIKA functionality.