The Slack MargieBot .Net SDK by Jammerware is a .Net library for use in making building bots with the Slack API. Slack is a tool for managing team communications, and the Slack API allows users to integrate with other third-party applications, and can provide such tools as: upload an image or file, get a channel's history, set a channel's "unread" marker, retrieve lists of files, and search a Slack instance.
Cisco announces a $150m Spark fund to fuel development on its Cisco Spark Platform, which provides a communication platform that combines messaging, call and meeting features. The service is similar to Slack with a focus on the Enterprise market. All 3 services are currently available in the US.
Initial interest in Mobstac's new HTML5stac offering is growing among early adopters keen to use the platform to design composable web apps, all built off REST APIs. Ravi Pratap, CTO and Co-Founder of MobStac, spoke with ProgrammableWeb about what HTML5stac will mean for web app developers.