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This article was published on July 26, 2016

    Twilio Sync brings developers real-time cross-platform info via a single API

    Twilio Sync brings developers real-time cross-platform info via a single API
    Nate Swanner
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    Nate Swanner

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    TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If you need to get in touch, Twitter is your best bet.

    Twilio is making it easier for developer to make cross-platform apps that display information in real-time, no matter where users go.

    A new API called Sync provides state synchronization regardless of platform, and aims to offload much of the issues that dog an app’s development process. It can be used as a standalone offering, or with Twilio’s Programmable Voice, Video, IP Messaging and other APIs.

    “All modern applications are real-time applications,” said Patrick Malatack, Vice President of Product at Twilio. “With Twilio Sync, Twilio takes care of the real-time infrastructure so that developers can build the apps their customers want with less effort and less cost.”

    Using Sync, developers can build apps that need to keep track of a user’s sessions in real-time. If a developer were building a chat app that only let you communicate with someone when they were actually using the app, Sync would be a good option.

    Sync is available in preview mode for developers starting today.