AT&T used the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas as a forum for making a couple of developer-related announcements. First, the wireless carrier unveiled a new Call Management API, which is run by two AT&T business partners: Voxeo’s Tropo technologies and Ericsson’s IMS Innovation Platform. “AT&T’s entire developer community now has access to all of the call control, cross-carrier SMS, text-to-speech and speech recognition capabilities that Tropo.com offers, plus access to AT&T’s suite of other APIs,” explained a Tropo blog.
Second, the firm introduced the Alpha API Program. In order to encourage more interest from developers and faster app development, the program is soliciting developers to come up with new ideas for additional AT&T APIs.