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Google has made the People API available to developers. The API combines the work of two APIs into one. Moving forward, developers will be able to use a single call through the People API, rather than separate calls through the Google+ API and Google Contacts API, which it will replace.
Hot off the heels of Facebook’s announcement that it shutting down it’s Parse Cloud platform, Apple have announced in a press release that they are adding additional capabilities to CloudKit, which up until now had been restricted to interfacing only with iOS, OSX and Web apps.
Visa has opened up its global payments network to developers releasing a set of new RESTful APIs and developer website. Developers will have access to different Visa platform capabilities via RESTful APIs including payments, analytics, alerts, ATM locations, geographical-based data, and more.
API tooling platform Restlet has today launched a new version of DHC by Restlet, an API testing tool that functions from within the Chrome web browser. DHC helps API developer consumers to test API requests through a visual interface and can help API providers to build a quality user experience.
The popular multi-platform cloud storage service Parse is shutting down, to the surprise of the tech community, according to it’s official blog post today. Parse has given it’s current users one year from now, until January 28th, 2017 before it closes it's services.
With Uber drivers plentiful in big cities, the ride-hailing service is now targeting businesses that need to send same-day deliveries to local customers. Using the UberRUSH API, companies can hail Uber drivers, hand over their goods, and watch as the Uber takes the products where they need to go.
Lockr, a new key management service for content management systems is now available for Drupal and WordPress. Lockr provides an off-site, hosted key management service that can help secure Drupal and WordPress powered websites as well as meet PCI DSS, HIPAA and other security requirements.
Do you know if your emails reach your users' inbox? You may see clicks and opens, but were all your emails seen? SparkPost offers this certainty to developers for free or low cost. SparkPost sends 25% of the world's legitimate emails. They make solving email delivery as easy as making an API call.
Google said it will follow through on plans announced in 2011 to deprecate several search-related APIs. The company already has a replacement in place for the soon-to-be-defunct APIs. The replacement will help developers add select search functions to their Android mobile apps.
Google wants developers to make more immersive virtual reality environments for Google Cardboard. In order to help app writers do that, Google updated the Cardboard SDK to include support for spatial sound. In other words, VR apps are about to get a big boost in audio quality.
Unified Inbox has launched UnificationEngine, an Internet of Communications (IoC) platform designed for the Internet of Things (IoT). UnificationEngine features a number of pre-built connectors and makes it possible for developers to integrate multiple communication channels using a single API.
Google and Lenovo released the first Project Tango handset this week at CES. The phone includes an array of sensors that let apps cover real-world objects with digital overlays. It's sort of like augmented reality on steroids. Project Tango needs apps, and Google us willing to pay.
Virtual conference hack.summit() returns for its second year on February 22 - 25, 2016. The conference brings technology leaders together in a virtual space so that participants around the world can learn direct from the most innovative creators in the API, mobile, data, cloud and IoT realms.
With 2015 in the books, we take a final look back at the stories that captured your attention this year. Here is a recap of the most popular stories of the year across news and analysis, API category roundups, and tutorials, based on what our readers clicked on and shared most often this year.
Vinli, a startup behind a connected car system that plugs into the standard diagnostics port present on most cars manufactured after 1996, is aiming to lure developers to its platform with a promotion that will give developers 1 billion free API requests each month for five years.
The next generation of smart city applications and user interfaces are beginning to emerge based on the European-initiated FIWARE open API platform. The platform provides an open source toolkit of APIs and backend infrastructure components that enable app developers to create new city solutions.
Google API updates include My Business API and Calendar Resource API. The My Business API is a new API to manage your business listings online. The Calendar Resource API manages resources that are managed by users in their meetings. It replaces the now deprecated GDATA Calendar Resource API.
Google released a new software developer kit today for Google Play Services 8.4. The revised developer toolset includes a handful of new capabilities thanks to revised APIs. Play Services 8.4 and its new features should go a long way to improving app behaviors for Android devices.
Slack, a popular collaboration tool that helps teams streamline communication and eliminate email clutter, has set its sights on becoming the default messaging platform that developers will integrate with. Slack officially announced the Slack Platform at a recent Launch event.