If you are a regular user of chat apps like Slack or Telegram you may have seen the increase of “bots” available on each platform. Bots? Yes! Like in the old times of IRC. But this time they’re supposed to be smarter. And it’s supposed to be easier for developers to build their own bots. Some people predict that 2016 will be the year of bots, with companies building bots instead of applications. That will change the way we consume information and the way we interact with applications. You can already see that with Birdly, a Slack bot that gathers data about your customers from different services like Salesforce and Mixpanel. Another example is Ottspott, a Slack bot that lets you receive calls directly into Slack. If you’re interested in learning more about this trend and what’s happening with bots, you should check out this announcement…
Flightstats APIs are powerful, precise and concise. They are designed for ease of use with REST, supporting JSON, JSONP, XML formats as well as SOAP. FlightStats® Flex APIs can receive replies to their API requests in English, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, German, and French.
Interview with David White, who joined FlightStats in 2007 and serves as the Chief Customer Officer. In this role, David works with key customers, content providers, and channel partners, and insures all are properly represented in product and development plans.
Tell us more about the development process of Flightstats APIs
Development is on-going in support of our suite of APIs. We’ve been at this since 2003. We use an agile development process and a