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#blue is a web service to save text messages in an intelligent, searchable manner. It's a service of O2 UK, and sadly only currently available to O2 UK subscribers. However, it's a rather interesting web service, and it'd be great to see more service providers use a similar service. The fully functional #blue API provides a compliment to its web based service.
Twilio has really upped the ante with the release of its new iOS SDK for developing voice over IP applications. This means that any iOS App can quite easily add telephony via the Twilio API to its product. By providing an SDK for iOS, Twilio (a ProgrammableWeb sponsor) has lowered the bar for developers wanting to build VOIP applications. It only makes sense for a company that is a pure-play in the API business to do everything possible to encourage adoption among developers, and this release is another is a series of smart moves by Twilo. I expect that this will have a big impact developer adoption and would love to check back in with Twilio to hear how the project goes over the next couple months.
Twilio, which provides a cloud API for voice and SMS communications, has announced a price reduction for all incoming and outgoing SMS. The blog post announced that with immediate effect, all incoming and outgoing SMS will be charged $0.02 per message, a reduction of 33% from the original $0.03 per message. The new pricing is applicable for both existing and new customers of Twilio.