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Application Programming Interface The Top Chat APIs  

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A list of all Chat APIs, designed to answer the question "What are the best APIs for Chat?" All major Web APIs and mobile API resources related to Chat, including those formatted in XML or JSON and those for use with iOS and the iPhone, are featured on this list. An API (or Application Programming Interface) is a method software applications and programs use to interact with one another, and share data, rules, settings or specifications. APIs interact with applications, libraries, operating systems and more, and are often used for sharing or embedding content. Some of the most popular APIs used around the modern Web are the Google API, the Twitter API, Wikipedia's API and the Ruby API.
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Fuze Box is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Chat APIs
Fuze Box Internet and mobile communication services

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Yahoo Messenger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Chat APIs
Yahoo Messenger Instant messaging

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IMified is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Chat APIs
IMified Instant messenger buddy

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Facebook Chat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Chat APIs
Facebook Chat Integrate facebook chat

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Google Talk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Chat APIs
Google Talk Chat application

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HipChat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Chat APIs
HipChat Instant messaging service for companies and teams

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Convore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Chat APIs
Convore Real-time group chat application

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AOL Presence is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Chat APIs
AOL Presence Online presence service

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BotPlatform is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Chat APIs
BotPlatform Development platform for IM robots

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ooVoo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Chat APIs
ooVoo oovoo.com - Web video chat room service

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Mibbit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Chat APIs
mibbit.com - Chat client

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Ericsson Async Voice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Chat APIs
Ericsson Async Voice Online Voice/Text Chat/Conversation Service

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MSN Messenger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Chat APIs
MSN Messenger Chat and messaging

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txtful is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Chat APIs
txtful Message enabling service

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Windows Live Presence is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Chat APIs
Windows Live Presence Online presence service

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Windows Live Messenger IM Cont... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Chat APIs
Windows Live Messenger IM Control Web based chat service

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LiveChat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Chat APIs
LiveChat Business instant messaging software

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Lingr is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Chat APIs
Lingr Online chatroom services

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WebAIM is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Chat APIs
WebAIM Web based instant messaging

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TokBox OpenTok is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Chat APIs
TokBox OpenTok Multi party video chat

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SnapEngage Event is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Chat APIs
SnapEngage Event Live chat support

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AOL Instant Messenger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Chat APIs
aim.com - Instant messaging chat service

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messagepub is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Chat APIs
messagepub Multichannel messaging service

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Chatterous is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Chat APIs
chatterous.com - Group chat service

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Campfire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Chat APIs
campfirenow.com - Business messaging service