With the Bandwidth Java SDK by Bandwidth, users are provided with tools to perform such actions as buying a phone number, sending text messages, making outbound phone calls, and more. The Bandwidth API allows users to make calls to get information about an account, get a list of transactions made on an account, as well as calls for phone numbers, messages, calls, media, applications, errors, and other resources.
How can developers make money? That’s a big question in the mobile app space, and the answer is changing. There has been a gradual recognition over the past few years that one-time payment for apps (those “paid apps” that we avoid downloading if we can) is not the happy-face solution for most developers aiming to be compensated adequately for the creative work they do.
In January, OnStar announced an API would allow third party developers to integrate their applications with OnStar's platform. Last week, General Motors announced its first partner for API integration: RelayRides. RelayRides is "[t]he world's largest peer to peer carsharing marketplace." The partnership with GM allows OnStar users to leave their keys in their cars when renting a car to a fellow RelayRider. The renter can then unlock the car with a smartphone app or by responding to a text message.