Telegram is a messaging application for mobile and desktop devices. Besides an Android SDK, Telegram provides a supported third party kit developed by Stepan Korshakov. This alternative named "S edition" is a version based on open-source telegram-api, mtproto and tl-core libraries. Instructional content displays how to build variants and how to build sources. Telegram API documentation is available in English and Russian languages. Just like the official Android app, this resource aims to help developers in building mobile applications with improved accessibility, security, and functionality.
Apple today updated its four core operating systems (iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS) with a wide range of new features for end users. Less clear is how developers will put the new functionalities to use in their own apps. Mention of new APIs and SDKs were largely absent from the keynote.
The push notification and in app purchase enabler, Urban Airship, has added a long-expected feature to its Urban Airship API. Users can now segment audiences by location using technology Urban Airship acquired from SimpleGeo.
This article is part of a multi-part series where we discuss interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2017. Business APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.