Pusher has released Beams, a push notifications API for mobile app developers. Pusher Beams allows developers to manage device tokens for iOS and Android apps. Developers can also use Beams to trigger notifications based on the in-app activity of users so that users remain engaged with their apps.
While the majority of the APIs within the ProgrammableWeb directory are REST-styled APIs, that isn't the only architectural style in use, not by a long shot. In this article, we look at our directory data to see what underlying technologies are most popular across the various Push/Streaming APIs.
Last year, Facebook announced that it would launch a set of business-centric tools around WhatsApp. The company has also long stated that it would eventually monetize its various messaging platforms. Facebook has taken a step towards both goals with the introduction of the WhatsApp Business API.