The Slack Bot Node.js Sample Code by Google demonstrates how to build a Slack bot with the BotKit toolkit. Developers will run the bot on the Google Cloud Platform, interacting with the bot in a live Slack channel.
Nexmo continues its tear through 2014. After landing new funding in January, then delivering new solutions through the UK and UAE, Nexmo has extended its reach to China with a 21Vianet Partnership. The partnerships will allow Nexmo to bring its cloud APIs to communication app developers and solution providers with China’s largest carrier-neutral data center service provider, 21Vianet.
Twilio has introduced an Add-on Management API developers can use to programmatically install, configure, and enable Add-ons in apps. Developers can now add Twilio Add-on capabilities to applications that end users can easily enable without the need for manual configuration and email interactions.
Last month, GraphEffect announced an API that allows multiple parties/companies to collaborate on projects using their own marketing/collaboration tools. Now, GraphEffect has launched another platform, Shift.com, that empowers applications to communicate with each other.