Most developers don’t take advantage of Short Message Service (SMS) as much as they could simply because negotiating the labyrinth of telecommunications service providers takes too much time. At the APIcon 2014 conference this week, Tom Lytle, developer evangelist for Nexmo, demonstrated how developers could use RESTful APIs to tap into a service that aggregates access to a range of two-way SMS services spanning the globe
Cloud-based messaging app Telegram provides free, open and secure communication across any platform with automatic chat synching across devices. Telegram also provides a dedicated Bot API for building custom bots that users can interact with via messages and commands to perform predefined tasks.
Google intends to shut down the Google Hangouts API on April 25th. The change means developers will not be able to create new apps using the API, and any existing apps that rely on the API will effectively be left for dead on their feet. Why? So Google can further refine Hangouts for the enterprise.