Sunday, November 25, 2012

SwitchCoder - Telephony Platform without API

SwitchCoder is kind of like Twilio, but without the RESTful APIs.

Instead, they provide a javascript engine for you to write your code.

This javascript way of using telephony service is not new. Tropo has implemented that for a long time.

Their pricing is fairly similar to Twilio, Tropo, Plivio (and a dozen):
  • 1 cent per minute
  • 1 cent per SMS
  • $0.50 per phone number

Friday, November 16, 2012

Phewtick API

Phewtick is an iPhone/Android app that let users earn cash as they meet up with friends.

Yes, you didn't hear wrong. It EARNS you CASH$!

There is Phewtick-hack on Github that shows the API being used by the app. Using their very own API, you could automate the "meet-ups" and earn cash automatically. If only they could cash out in the end.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Apply a Job via API (Parse)

If you have not heard, is an API provider that helps you build mobile apps (with server-client architecture), without touching the server side!

That is all good news for one-man-shop mobile developer.

If you are interested in working for this fast growing startup, you can apply via API.

There are too many good things I found after reading their documentation - CRUD any object to Parse server, manage user sign up and login and forget password, push messaging, etc..

Anyway, awesome doc with clear, comprehensive, and nice fonts.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Mobile SDK for Customer Feedback/Support

On the web, there are many useful services such as UserVoice, Zendesk and Olark for communicating with your customers.

But on the mobile, there is a lack of such an SDK.

But there are actually 2 (pretty new services) for mobile platforms such as iOS.

1. Helpshift - Provides searchable FAQ and help support

2. Neemware - Send push in-app messages for multiple choice surveys, feedbacks and cross promote apps

Neemware looks pretty cool with a reasonable pricing.