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Facebook has launched a new Continuous Live Video API that enables developers to broadcast long and persistent streaming video to the world's largest social network. Previously, Facebook Live streams were limited to 90 minutes, but thanks to the new API, third parties can broadcast longer events.
Google recently announced version 4 of its Safe Browsing API. The API has already been in production via the Safe Browsing client on Android since December and it specifically focuses on issues associated with mobile browsing. With the new version, Google will deprecate versions 2 and 3.
Twitter has announced major changes that will alter the way the company calculates 140 characters. Certain attachments, URLs, and handles will no longer count towards the character limit. Changes will allow users to use more words, and developers must prepare for the upcoming changes.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Analytics, Dashboards, Astronomy, and Transportation. Featured today are two APIs from NASA and the Lyft alternative taxi service. Here's a rundown of the latest additions and how developers can find them.
Nest Labs this week unveiled a number of updates to its Works with Nest API, giving third parties the ability to add new features to smart home products that integrate with Nest's devices, the Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector and Nest Cam security camera.
We've added 10 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Customer Service, Astronomy, and Natural Language Processing. Featured today are two APIs for sentiment analysis and several Bing search customization APIs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
OCBC bank launched four open APIs that allow developers to integrate bank products and services with third party apps and programs. The move marks one of the first Southeast Asian banks to open an API. The launch is in line with broader government initiatives to develop FinTech sector development.
Amazon quietly launched the AWS IoT Button, a limited release programmable button that developers can program to control connected devices and services. The AWS IoT Button sold out in a few hours. Developers interested in trying it out can sign up to be notified when more buttons become available.
Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, eCommerce, Actors, and Location. Featured today is an API for discovering amazing facts about action film superstar Chuck Norris. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
The Google Maps API team maintains many Google Maps APIs and SDKs. Manually tracking updates across the various sets of Release Notes presents a challenge for developers. Google now offers auto-updates to Maps Release Notes via RSS feeds. RSS feeds for all Maps and Places APIs are available.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Wearables, Monitoring, and Messaging. Featured today is the FitPay API, which allows developers to add payment features to wearables using biometrics to ensure user security. Here's look at what is new.
Now that YouTube's Reporting API has been live for roughly half a year, YouTube has started adding new features. The latest new feature is historical data. Historical Data provides a 180 day lookback from a particular job's schedule date. Historical data is available beginning July 1, 2015.
Barchart announced a new API to bolster its OnDemand financial data platform. The event-based API monitors financial news and markets for key events and notifies users of such events in real-time to empower brokers and investors to make better decisions. Users can incorporate its own data as well.
GitHub has announced the availability of two new paid plans (Personal and Organization) that include unlimited private repositories. The new plans replace existing GitHub paid plans with the exception of the GitHub Enterprise. GitHub will continue to be free for public and open source projects.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in such categories as Messaging, Frameworks, and Database-as-a-Service. One highlight is the Game of Thrones Quotes API, which can enable apps to query and display quotes from the popular TV show. Here's a summary of the newest additions.
We've added ten APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Sports, Conversions, Science, and Transporation. One highlight today is the MediaBeacon API for programmatic access of digital asset management services . Here's a quick summary of the latest additions.
Facebook has rewarded a 10 year-old boy from Finland with a $10,000 bounty for discovering an authentication-related vulnerability in the Instagram API that could have enabled a hacker to delete comments of any user on the popular social photo sharing service even without an Instagram account.
Vonage today announced that it is acquiring communications platform-as-a-service provider Nexmo in a cash and stock deal valued at $230 million. Nexmo counts some 350 customers and over 100,000 registered developers, and says that it is processing 5 billion API calls every year.
This weekend, customer support software provider Freshdesk rolled out the latest version of its API. The Freshdesk API v2.0 aims to make it easier for developers to integrate with Freshdesk and offers developers access to features and functionality not available in the existing version of the API.