Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Twilio is in Japan

Twilio is entering the Japan market, with KDDI partnership!

The TechCrunch article rightfully pointed out why this is a huge win for Twilio.

Quoting how other carriers embarking on API failed:

WAC — a “unified open platform” that was being built as a joint effort between AT&T, Verizon, China Mobile, Sprint, and others — imploded before it even left the gate. Orange quietly killed off all of their API efforts last month, and mentions of things like Telefonica’s BlueVia seem to come up once every never. 
Developers, it would seem, just don’t care to work with carriers when they can avoid it.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Helios - Mobile Backend as a Service - by Heroku

Newly out of Heroku's owen. Meet

Like Parse, Helios helps iOS developers build server-client app easily, without needing to write server side code, design API etc.

What makes helios stands out is that it is free, opensource, and can run on Heroku easily.

Get started now! It's definitely amazing gift for iOS developers.