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New APIs added in the past day include solutions for ecommerce and geolocation applications. Also, two PHP SDKs for ESPN were added, as well as some sample code for Getty Images.
Recent additions to the ProgrammableWeb directory include six APIs, source code snippets for Vine, and .Net libraries for LinkedIn developers.
This short example uses a snippet based integration of the Pixlr online photo editor into a Web site or Web application through the use of the Pixlr API.
Kairos, a face recognition and biometrics startup, has acquired IMRSV and released a new set of facial biometrics tools for developers.
Google says it will close down the old version of Webmaster Tools API on April 20, the same day ClientLogin shuts down, requiring developers to switch to the new API by that date.
FindTheBest.com improves synidcated agent listings, and adds a property listing API complete with interactive property data and market visualizations.
Mozilla has added virtual reality functionality to the core of its Firefox Nightly builds, moving Mozilla closer to its goal of including VR capabilities in the mainstream Web.
EBay officially deprecated certain Shopping API calls in 2011; however, the API has continued to respond. At the end of February, three API calls will cease to function.
Despite Instagram having fixed an API vulnerability, supposedly private photos are still vulnerable to unauthorized access thus proving how difficult API security can be.
Google is closing Freebase, a community-curated database of well-known people, places, and things, and providing a tool that will enable its data to be imported into the Wikidata project.
Google Cardboard has taken the next steps in its journey to become a key player in the VR space by adding APIs and detailed specifications to manufacture Cardboard.
ProgrammableWeb compares Yahoo's new pricing for the Yahoo BOSS Search API with the pricing for Google Custom Search and Microsoft Bing Search.
Microsoft releases beta version of OneNote Search API, and Bing search technology powers the full text search features of the latest OneNote API.
Twitter has announced a brand new search architecture that indexes every public Tweet since 2006. It allows for queries that search through recent or popular Tweets.