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As the API economy continues to grow and the hubris around the opening of banking becomes deafening, this debate provides the backdrop to a dialogue increasingly characterised by the avid interest of government and industry bodies. This need appears to derive from a number of goals.
Google has made several announcements including the launch of the Google Consumer Surveys API, the general availability of the Google Cloud Vision API with new features, the launch of Google Cloud CDN Beta, and the launch of Autodesk Maya. The APIs are available on the Google Cloud Platform site.
Application security is often overlooked. Perhaps this is due to a lack of understanding, or perhaps a focus on features and aesthetics is more alluring for developers. A modest data breach can render valuable data vulnerable, and can cripple customer trust in your application.
Microsoft has made a number of important announcements throughout the first two days of the Microsoft Build Conference including the launch of the Microsoft Bot Framework (preview), the launch of Microsoft Cognitive Services (preview), and the addition of Cortana and chatbots to Skype.
eeGeo has released a Points of Interest API that allows developers to submit and manage custom points of interest to be used primarily with the eeGeo example app. The API also allows outdoor POIs to be created and includes search query options such as free text search and category search.
Twitter has added alt text support to Twitter Cards and the Twitter REST API. Alt text is an important piece of metadata for those who are visually impaired as screen readers and browsers use alt text to explain to visually impaired users the content of each image on a web page.
Google has partnered with NodeSource, maker of an enterprise Node.JS platform, NSolid. The partnership allows Node.JS to run on Google App Engine. While the companies have indicated much more to come, the goal of the partnership aims to bring quality apps that scale through Google's platform.
New improvements have been added to the Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS) including voice or button-activated volume and media control, voice-activated timers and alarms, updated APIs, server-initiated message capabilities, and Alexa App enhancements including iOS and Android support.
Twitter launched Twitter Kit in 2014: a set of tools app owners use to integrate Twitter data and functionality. Since then, Twitter Kit adoption soared and Twitter increased its functionality. The v2.0 release constitutes the first major revision and a platform for expanded functionality and use.
Amazon Web Services truly arrived when Amazon S3 launched in 2006. Over the last 10 years, the service has adapted to a changing technological landscape as it broke new ground in cloud services. Here we look at 10 lessons from those 10 years from Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogels.
Developers can get quick and simple access to sophisticated image recognition software thanks to Google’s Cloud Vision API. The tool leverages machine learning to identify the contents of images for classification across thousands of categories, and here it is used to determine traffic volume.
Spotify’s music streaming service provides ‘music for everyone’ in a way that has spawned dozens of related applications through Spotify API integration. In this tutorial, Jon Kaufman shows followers how to authenticate to Spotify’s web API from a React and React-Router app.
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.
This tutorial on Appnovation shows followers how to access a SOAP API backend from a RAML API frontend by reverse engineering a MuleSoft Web Services Consumer example. The author provides step-by-step notes and the source code is available in the APIKit Console hosted on CloudHub.
While the Dutch are known as open minded, modern and straight forward, their government has been anything but. The arrival of the Environmental Act, the largest government IT challenge in Dutch history, has been an impetus for change and has unleashed a new digital revolution.
Global API conference series APIdays will kick off its 2016 international program in Melbourne when APIdays Australia is held on March 1 & 2. The conference has a particularly strong range of international and local speakers talking about the uptake of APIs in government, health and fintech.
The Office of Digital Strategy recently published a blog post calling on developers and designers to provide feedback on the We The People project. The petition platform was launched in 2011 and has since facilitated millions of petition signatures, White House responses, and new legislation.
In 2015, Nexmo launched a series of developer contests. The contests kicked off with a focus on open source and developers were challenged to build open source integrations that added the Nexmo Verify or Number Insight APIs. This article takes a look at the best dev projects from the past year.
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.
A look at the new U.S. General Servisces Administration's Digital Registry API which compiles all 6,000+ social media accounts managed by U.S. Government agencies, and a look at six ways external developers can make use of the API to build innovative products and create new analytics services.1