Facebook provides API to manage comment threads. Google SMS and voice integration. Plus: Gnip adds six new social data sources available via Public API and advertising and In-App Messaging APIs added to the AT&T API Platform.
Google AppEngine team continues to roll out regularly releases with the latest version 1.7.6 bringing notable enhancements on both Administration and Development features. The feature sees the notable improvements around billing for paid applications and a complete overhaul of the local Dev Server available for Python.
Twilio, a leading voice and SMS communications company, has announced that the company has joined the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program and has integrated the Twilio API into the Google App Engine.
Twilio announces partnership with Google to power Voice and SMS Apps hosted via Google Cloud Platform. eBay relaunches Shopping.com as eBay Commerce Nerwork. Plus: Twitter Ads API expected to boost its revenue to $1 billion.
Nexmo’s mission is to take SMS global, putting messages on the 5 billion smartphones across continents and languages, with 800 carriers in 200 countries. As Alex Williams noted in Techcrunch, Nexmo raised $3 million from Intel Capital, NHN Investment Corporation and Initial Capital. Nexmo is:
“one of a new generation of companies that are disrupting the telco market. It streamlines the layers between the telcos and developers, removing the hubs by offering a carrier grade service based upon a worldwide network that gives companies like Airbnb an international messaging platform for communicating between buyers and sellers over SMS.”
The RESTful and SMPP APIs save large multinationals from having to build their own infrastructure.
If you weren’t at the #VegasHack public data hackathon on Saturday, February 23, 2013, you sure missed an “open data” great time. Vegas Hack and Code For America collaborated to bring a civic innovation hackathon for people dedicated to finding new solutions to address real issues in the community.
Fourteen year-old SurveyMonkey is catching up with a newly-launched SurveyMonkey API to access user surveys and the data within them. It appears the time the company waited to expose its API was well spent. The initial offering includes OAuth and full survey response data.
Facebook boosts iOS SDK With better analytics. RightScale to offer first level support for Google Compute Engine. Plus: Google launches Sign In with Google Plus, Dribbble API gets a jQuery plugin and 11 new APIs.
Use an API call to win a startup pack. How the API killed business development jobs. Plus: Stop writing REST API clients, Twitter App reaches token limit, and 16 new APIs.