SlickText, a leading text messaging marketing company, has announced that the company plans on releasing an API which will make it possible for developers to integrate the SlickText platform into their applications. The number of Messaging APIs has been growing steadily and at the time of this writing, there are 261 Messaging APIs in the ProgrammableWeb Directory.
Recognizing that the ultimate success of the IBM Watson cognitive computing platform is directly tied to the amount of developer support it attracts, IBM has launched a contest in which it will work with the winner to bring to market mobile consumer and business apps powered by Watson.
Given the rabid nature of most of their fan base, professional football teams were among the first organizations to see the value of developing mobile applications to get closer to those fans. The problem for most teams now is the stadium WiFi experience they provide to their most loyal fans leaves much to be desired.