Cisco Jabber allows team members to access presence, instant messaging, voice, video, voice messaging, desktop sharing, and conferencing features. It allows collaboration regardless of geographical location. Developers interested in the SDK are invited to sign up for the Jabber SDK Early Adopter Program. This version offers firewall/NAT traversal video capabilities. For additional information, see https://developer.cisco.com/web/jabber-developer/jabber
The self-proclaimed movie freaks behind MovieClips now have a platform that could allow for some really fun mashups. Unfortunately, even the most basic documentation is hidden behind an application form and a promise that "access to the API is granted only to approved partners."
Telegram has released Telegram Bot API 2.0 which features new inline keyboards, on-the-fly message editing, and more. Inline bots have also been upgraded and can now send documents, contacts, locations, videos, MP3s, stickers, animations, and other types of content available in Telegram.
Message brokers are a valuable tool for handling asynchronous communications directly between servers. This tutorial on the Nordic APIs Blog discusses the use of message brokers to create choreographed microservices that may offer benefits over those based on the HTTP protocol.