In-App Messaging API Now Featuring Robust Event Management Notifications
Guest post by Brad Barnhart, Director, AT&T Developer Program
The AT&T In-App Messaging API gained an important feature this month making it an even more compelling offering for developers looking to both streamline development and enable robust event communications. Messaging Event Notifications via Webhooks rolled out this month enabling more efficient real-time notification events within a service or app. Webhooks are particularly effective for server-to-server communications because they do not require a persistent connection or continuous polling between the servers.
By enabling Webhooks in the In-App Messaging API, developers gain some significant benefits for their apps including:
- A well-known, proven, and a preferred notifications technology
- More scalability supporting small to large solutions in developer hosted services
- More efficient use of computing cycles and throughput thanks to not needing to manage a persistent server connection
- Enabling notifications for one-to-many clients as soon as they are received or triggered by an event
- The ability to subscribe to notifications on behalf of multiple end-users via a single Webhooks channel
With the new Webhooks capabilities, the AT&T In-App Messaging API provides developers with a full-featured set of capabilities to enable rich communication environments within their apps. You can find full documentation on the new Webhooks features and learn more at https://developer.att.com/apis/in-app-messaging/docs or https://developer.att.com/apis/webhooks/docs/. FAQs are available on our site as well.
As part of the introduction of Webhooks for event notifications, we have also updated the pricing for In-App Messaging API. Push Notifications using Webhooks Notification API will count towards the first 1 million free transactions per month. There after each notification will be charged $0.01 per transaction.
This feature, like many on our platform, was developed based on developer feedback. We’d love to hear your comments on Webhooks and more either by commenting on this post below, or via our Community forums.