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Stripe has announced that version 1.1.0 of its Android SDK is now available. The new release includes both new features and bug fixes. New features include threading control, brand instead of type for cards, card funding source, and Javadoc. The latest library is available at GitHub for download.
The Bluetooth 5 specification, published today by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, paves the way toward new and exciting destinations on the information superhighway. In particular, the spec targets the Internet of Things with improvements to range, speed, security, and capacity.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Events, Financial, Cities, and Internet of Things. Featured today are two APIs that provide debt and securities data from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Restlet has announced the availability of a new API documentation creation and publishing tool. The new tool is available as part of Restlet Studio and can automatically create API documentation from OAS and RAML files. The tool also includes several API documentation security options.
Google has a new method for shrinking down the size of app updates in the Google Play Store. The fresh technique, called file-to-file patching, is more efficient than the previous algorithm. It can help crunch apps, making them easier to download over wireless networks. There's only one drawback.
Today, BMC announced the general availability of its Innovation Suite for Developers. The Suite of tools is designed to enable businesses to offer services for the digital and cloud era. The APIs and SDKs that power the Suite can be leveraged by process owners and developers alike.
Google has introduced App Maker, a low-code enterprise application development tool. Developers can use App Maker to build applications without the need to write extensive amounts of code. Google App Maker offers programmatic access to Google Cloud Services and APIs as well as third-party APIs.
Most web services available to developers have been inaccessible to Connect IQ developers because they use OAUTH to provide access control, and this functionality did not exist in Connect IQ. Connect IQ 2 added new OAUTH APIs opening up Connect IQ apps to many of the APIs available on the web.
Developers commonly generate unique API keys for clients. But how long does an API key need to be to make the chances of a collision smaller than the chance that your computer might be struck by lightning? Fewer than you’d think, argues Sam Corcos, co-founder of SightMaps over at LearnPhoenix.io.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in several categories including Tourism, Water, and Payments. One highlight today is the Continuum Connect API, which provides useful data for creating financial trading applications. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
GitHub recently announced a preview of new Organization Membership APIs. The new APIs includes a suite of both new endpoints and changes to existing endpoints. GitHub expects that the new APIs will allow developers to better administer GitHub organizations and repositories.
While WebRTC is not a mainstream term it is the primary technology contender of the telephony world with more than 2 billion supported browsers. By following a Web model instead of a traditional Telco model. WebRTC eschews a requirement for interoperability in exchange for innovation and choice.
Bitmovin became the latest video platform to suggest its new API is the first end-to-end, video infrastructure API to hit the market. Similar to its competitor, Synq, Bitmovin released its API with claims that it serves the video space the same way Twilio serves telephony, or Stripe for payments.
The Node.js Foundation, a community-led consortium to advance the development of Node.js, today announced that the Node.js Security Project will become a part of the Node.js Foundation. The Node.js Security Project will provide a process for discovering and disclosing security vulnerabilities.
As the microservices model expands across IT, APIs are proliferating at amazing speed. With so many APIs being launched every day, how does one keep up in order to find the perfect API to add to their stack? RapidAPI is hoping to fill two different niches in order to ease these developer woes.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Payments, Invoicing, Documents, and Natural Language Processing. One highlight today is the SYNQ video platform API, which provides faster deployments than most other video delivery platforms.
Synq has hit the market with a video API designed to bring video capabilities to apps. Unlike many existing video platforms, Synq is not a standalone video management system that brings apps into its ecosystem. Synq hopes that this developer-first mindset will set it apart from other video services.
Amazon made several significant new features available to its AWS Mobile Hub this month that should make it easier for developers to tap into cloud-based APIs. The tools include a Cloud Logic function, user sign-in tweaks, user management options, and seamless SaaS integration.
In what appears to be a continuation of a trend whereby API management solutions are paired with platforms capable of hosting business logic, Rogue Wave Software -- provider of the ZEND PHP platform -- has acquired Akana, Inc., provider of API management and SOA governance solutions.
Xert from Baron Biosystems is a software suite that provides in-depth power data analysis for athletes. Baron Biosystems has leveraged the Connect IQ platform to bring their cycling experience to athletes, providing them with real-time power and training data to track fitness improvement.