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DuraSpace has announced that the Fedora community is currently working on the initial phases of drafting a Fedora RESTful API specification that is better aligned with W3C and other modern standards such as the Linked Data Platform (LDP), Memento, WebAccessControl, and Fixity on ingest.
Change is coming to the Apple Watch app ecosystem and developers need to prepare. Apple suggested apps not compiled through the watchOS 2.0 SDK won't be available in the app store after June 1. The move comes ahead of Apple's annual WWDC developer event, implying watchOS news in on deck.
Google is asking developers to update their apps with the latest Android APIs and authentication protocols as it retires some functionality and leaves obsolete tools in the dust. In particular, the Bind_Listener API for Android Wear is being deprecated and OAuth 1.0 is being retired.
According to the second annual IoT Developer Survey, security is the top concern of IoT developers. The survey, which polled 528 IoT developers, was conducted by the Eclipse IoT Working Group in partnership with the IEEE IoT and the AGILE-IoT research project and identified key IoT trends.
API integration platform MuleSoft are creating new template products and leveraging their partnership networks to specifically support API workflow management for the healthcare industry. The recent move reflects some wider trends in the value APIs are playing across industry.
Facebook today unveiled a range of new tools for developers at its F8 developer conference. The Live Video API promises to bring video streaming to more cameras around the world, while the Account SDK shoots for easier app logins, and 'Agents' aims to bring bots to Messenger.
A new study by Ovum and Distil Networks released today shows that a third of all APIs are designed and implemented without any input from an enterprise’s security team. This continues through to management of an API, where there is often disagreement internally over who should manage API security.
Google released a new version of Android Studio today, and the new IDE has everything developers need to build apps for Android smartphones, tablets, watches, and other form factors. Want to put the latest APIs to use? Android Studio 2.0 is what you need. The update is free.
Square is moving beyond the retail terminal thanks to a handful of new APIs meant to help companies accept payments in more places. The E-Commerce API and Register API target retailers large and small with a simple set of tools that integrate fully with Square's payment processing platform.
Google wants to see more voice-enabled apps and the search giant took a big step in order to help make that become a reality. Today Google offered its Cloud Speech API to developers, who can add transcription, dictation, and spoken command features to their own apps. The API is initially free.
BBVA and Sutor Bank have opened APIs to third parties on the heels of Capital One doing the same last week. They join a growing list of banks that are exploring open API platforms but, does this signal a trend? There are roadblocks to open platforms, namely the banks themselves.
Under the rubrick of what it calls a "Sales Channel SDK," Shopify has launched a series of APIs so that developers can build new sales channels that Shopify's merchants can then use to extend the visibility of their catalogs. The company also announced new partners who will be using those APIs.
Last week, HP officially launched commercial plans for Haven OnDemand, a machine learning platform that offers developers a suite of APIs they can use to "turn virtually any data into an asset anytime and anywhere." The platform entered beta in 2014 and offers more than offers more than 60 APIs.
Cisco announces a $150m Spark fund to fuel development on its Cisco Spark Platform, which provides a communication platform that combines messaging, call and meeting features. The service is similar to Slack with a focus on the Enterprise market. All 3 services are currently available in the US.
U.S. bank Capital One has launched a developer portal and three new open APIs in a move that signals a significant shift in open banking platforms. Demonstrating their desire for street cred and aiming to appeal to developers directly, the announcement was made at SXSW in Austin, Texas yesterday.
Google today made an early preview version of Android N available to developers. The company released a new SDK to accompany the preview, which includes an initial, small handful of new APIs. The APIs add functionality to apps while also allowing developers to refine the user experience.
Lyft is launching a developer program of its own in order to better compete with Uber. Lyft's first partner in this new endeavor is Facebook Messenger. Lyft hopes the program will eventually expand to see a wide number of developers add Lyft-hailing buttons to their own apps.
The way the Square API delivers JSON output makes it possible for an attacker to engage in a cross-site scripting (XSS) under certain circumstances. The vulnerability was discovered by security researcher Ajay Chavda and reported to Square on August 7, 2015 through its bounty program on hackerone.
Mobile payment service Venmo, which is owned and operated by PayPal, abruptly shut off new developers from its public API, which handles payment invoices and distribution of receipts to external web services. Venmo had created confusion after first stating that it was shuttering its API altogether.
Two security researchers discovered insecure, authentication-less APIs that made the world's best-selling electric car, the Nissan LEAF, vulnerable to hackers who could obtain private information about a vehicle's operations and travels and even control key vehicle functions.