Mobile Provider APIs
10 Feb 2011As mobile phone adoption and usage continues to grow we are seeing a parallel growth in APIs to support the mobile browsing market. Many API providers are seeing the majority of calls coming from mobile phones vs. web or desktop clients. Another unnoticed area of mobile API growth is from mobile carriers themselves. Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T all provide developer APIs. The Verizon Developer Community provides documentation, tools, support, resources and two API services:
- Location API - Allows developers to create applications that use the subscriber's location as part of the delivery of their service.
- Messaging API - Provides developers with a network based Messaging API service to offer interactive services to our customers using Mobile Originated (MO) andMobile Terminated (MT) messaging.
- Geofence - Provides virtual perimeter services.
- Location - Provides API for determining the location of a Sprint CDMA Device that is opted in to a developer's account.
- Messaging - Provides a series of network messaging services.
- Presence - A service to determine if a device is present on the Sprint cdma network.
- UserManagement - A series of services to allow for dynamic user management.
- iDen Content Uploader - A service meant to upload applications to iDen devices.
- SMS - A GSM protocols that allows the exchange of short text messages between mobile phone devices.
- MMS - Extends SMS capabilities to include multimedia content.
- WAP Push - A standard for application-layer network connectivity.
- Terminal Location - Set of Location-based Services (LBS).
- Device Capabilities - Services to identify the capabilities of an AT&T subscriber's mobile device.
- Synaptic Storage as a Service - Storage based cloud computing.
- Synaptic Compute as a Service - Server based cloud computing.
- 42 New APIs: Sprint, TD Ameritrade, Verizon and KISSMetrics (programmableweb.com)
- Functional APIs (apievangelist.com)
- Data APIs (apievangelist.com)