Burner, a consumer phone number and communications platform by Ad Hoc Labs, has announced the launch of the new Burner REST API with OAuth 2.0 support. Developers can use the Burner REST API to integrate Burner platform capabilities with third-party applications. The new API provides programmatic access to Burner’s telephony functionality such as sending and receiving messages, add and update contacts, and text auto-responses.
The Burner platform helps mobile phone users keep their phone number private and secure by providing temporary, disposable phone numbers that can be used for voice, SMS, and MMS communications. Burner phone numbers can be disposed of when they are no longer needed or can be used indefinitely if desired. The platform features Burner Connections which allows users to connect their Burner phone numbers to applications such as Slack, Dropbox, Evernote, and SoundCloud.
The new Burner REST API allows developers to build third-party applications that can leverage Burner to set or toggle features on an authorized Burner line. Features that can be accessed using the API include the ringer, notifications, and auto-reply messages. The new API includes OAuth 2.0 support so that users can manage or disable authorized applications using the Burner application.
Burner has also built an SMS bot called Hostbot for short-term rental hosts. Hostbot was built using the new Burner REST API and is just one example of how developers can use the API. Hostbot automatically answers via text message sixteen common questions that short-term rental hosts often receive from renters. The SMS bot is designed for rental hosts using Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO, and other short-term rental marketplaces.
For more information about the new Burner REST API with OAuth 2.0 support, read the API documentation.