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GroupFlier Releases API for Third-Party Developers(December 28, 2010)
BETHESDA, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 12/28/10 -- Group texting site GroupFlier today announced the official release of its application programming interface. The API can be used by third-party developers to build powerful group texting functionality to websites and applications that connect to GroupFlier's free text messaging and geo-location services.
Announced earlier this month, GroupFlier (www.groupflier.com) allows any community of friends -- club, team, class, party, clique, family -- to use a single number for group texting. The service is compatible with all devices and platforms, whether it be a BlackBerry, Android, iPhone or old Nokia, as well as supporting any service plans by AT&T, Verizon or a phone card.
Some examples of how the API can used by developers...
- A band web site could use the API to create a texting fan group.
- A fishing forum could use the API to create a group for real time updates on the latest fishing reports.
- A group scheduling application could use the API to create a group and then send alerts to the group.
Says CEO Morris Panner, "With the release of this API, there are no limits to how GroupFlier can be used to organize joint activities, whether it's a ski trip or a foursome on the golf course. Each group receives its own unique texting number so it's easy for anyone to send a text to the whole group."
With forthcoming geo-location integration, friends will be able to check in and know where they are located in relation to each other. The assigned group texting number can also serve as a conference call party number for the group.
GroupFlier will also add software that can be installed on any smartphone so that users will not need to carry a costly texting plan to use the free service.
About GroupFlier Inc.
Based in Bethesda, Maryland, GroupFlier's mission is to empower clubs and associations of all kinds. The company was founded by Morris Panner, a serial entrepreneur who two years ago sold his company, OpenAir, to NetSuite. GroupFlier received seed funding from Novak Biddle of Washington, D.C. Contact us at [email protected] with any questions or feedback.
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