Telegram is a messaging application for iOS, Android, and desktop. The app focuses on security for cloud-based mobile, and aims to withhold user privacy. An SDK is available to create messaging applications in iOS devices. With an app built using Telegram SDK, developers can connect from remote locations, coordinate groups of up to 200 members, synchronize chats in all devices, destruct messages with a timer, encrypt personal and business secrets, and build tools with the API.
When I saw three new SMS APIs, Kinross, Oventus & Txttools added to our index I thought that I might as well dive into this telephony area a little more deeply. A few minutes of clicking and I learned just how ignorant I was about this space. My previous understanding of the texting service provider arena was based on limited exposure. I had only heard of Tropo & Twilio and I assumed that they were the main players with other SMS sites simply wrapping around them. It seems that just the opposite is true, and that there is a lot of fragmentation in this area.
Twitter has a popular iPhone app, but now some of its functionality is also built into Apple's latest mobile operating system, iOS 5. Tweeting a photo from the default camera app is now a tap away, as is tweeting a link from Mobile Safari. Tweeting is also built into the SDK, making it available via other applications without needing separate Twitter authentication.
Mobile Application Developers are a wanted lot. AT&T has announced its annual mobile application contest and is inviting developers to submit and win a chance for prize money and an opportunity to get your application across on AT&T Network, which has a subscriber base of 95 million customers.