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The cloud communications platform said that it will now let developers build in the ability for users to send images through their mobile apps in the U.S. and Canada.
At its annual developers conference, CEO Jeff Lawson said the company's service is now available in 40 countries on six continents, optimized by a global system of distributed data centers.
With its new SDK, the cloud communications leader is enabling everyone from iPhone game developers to big businesses to build simple tap-to-chat buttons into their apps.
The company, which has 75,000 developer customers, makes a cloud-based platform that lets almost anyone create simple voice applications without working with legacy carriers. It has now raised a total of $31.5 million in three rounds of financing.
A developer has made an SMS chatbot that lets you have a full text message conversation with Groot. Don't expect the exchange to get too deep, though.
Forget "moon shots" and Billy Idol. Flashiness took a backseat to the expanding world of Android as Google presented a mature mobile operating system and new platforms to use it on.
The company known for its wireless routers and accessories is amping up its efforts in automated home products, switch by switch and pipe by pipe.
If the product is ever to appeal to mainstream users, software developers say, it's up to Google to offer more leadership -- or more access.
Developers gather at a weekend hackathon to use natural language processing, Kinect tech, Google Glass, and big data to help people with autism live a more self-sufficient life.
Software is coming, but the field is so small that even the slightest gains feel like big leaps. From cops with privacy-busting Glass to tricky hacks that empowered Winky, developers and their investors are all over Glass.