Last year, Facebook announced that it would launch a set of business-centric tools around WhatsApp. The company has also long stated that it would eventually monetize its various messaging platforms. Facebook has taken a step towards both goals with the introduction of the WhatsApp Business API.
SimpleTexting, text marketing service, offers its full suite of text services via its SMS API. Developers can integrate SMS capabilities within third party apps to better engage customers. Whether developers want to send or receive texts, update contact lists, or take advantage of SimpleTexting's other features, the SMS API provides simple access to a robust service.
Slack is targeting the enterprise in a big way with Slack Enterprise Grid, a scalable version of its business communications platform. Along with the expanded platform, Slack updated its Node.js and Python SDKs so developers can add the new features to their own Slack business apps.