Vonage has launched the Nexmo Messages API and Nexmo Dispatch API. The Messages API allows businesses to integrate social chat services with applications using a single API. The Dispatch API allows developers to add a fallback mechanism if the first message for a specific chat channel fails.
Slack, a popular collaboration tool that helps teams streamline communication and eliminate email clutter, has set its sights on becoming the default messaging platform that developers will integrate with. Slack officially announced the Slack Platform at a recent Launch event.
Instagram has announced updates that will make the platform more streamline and able to dedicate engineering resources to improving its core platforms and developing new applications. But, this comes at the expense of feed reading apps who will no longer have access to the Feed API.