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As IoT buzz continues, manufacturers are more interested than ever in connecting their products. To drive value from those things though, consider that they first need an identity.
This tutorial describes how to use the Pipl Search API to enrich data about your newsletter subscribers. This example uses Python although Java, C#, PHP and Ruby are supported.
Bitreserve launched the Easy.Money app, built on the Bitreserve API. The gift voucher app allows users to send money in many currencies in any amount to other users.
The GIVE_api, created by Dexterity Ventures Inc. (DVI), allows users to search for, to obtain information about, and to donate to any of North America’s 1.6+ million charities.
A new Twitter trademark application for the phrase "The Future of Identity" hints that the social media giant is planning big things for APIs and SDKs related to identity.
A developer has reported that an API flaw in the Moonpig API exposes customer data from over 3 million accounts. Moonpig has denied any privacy breach but has closed apps for now.
In 2015, Google will shutter the OpenID 2.0 functionality that allows third parties to authenticate their users by having them log in with their Google accounts.
Google's reCAPTCHA API eliminates the need to solve distorted text CAPTCHAs that have long added security against robots.
APIcon UK finished strong this morning with a final session highlighting four innovators propelling the API economy forward with new ideas and models for the future.
Identity management is an important aspect of connected cars. How car manufacturers manage user data and identity will have a direct impact on future connected car sales.
MuleSoft Announces Anypoint Platform for APIs July Release which includes enhancements like a seamless unified platform, advanced identity management, and powerful analytics. The company describes the platform as "the only end-to-end platform to design, document, expose, manage and integrate APIs."
ProgrammableWeb first covered Animetrics last year as its Facial Recognition API was picking up speed in the government and law enforcement space. Expanding on its initial success, Animetrics has now released a commercial version of the API: FaceR API. This is Animetrics first taste of the commercial space.
miiCard, online identity verification service, has introduced a new API: miiCard Directory API. The Directory API allows applications to discover miiCard members who have published a public profile page and have elected to be found by the service. The member lookup service can be used with any number of online environments (e.g. social media, transactions, etc.)
Imprivata has launched an API for its OneSign single sign-on product: the OneSign ProveID API. OneSign offers a specialized single sign-on solution custom tailored to the healthcare industry. The new API allows developers in the healthcare industry to deliver electronic health records in a virtual desktop environment.
You are shopping online and want to send a gift. But do you really want to have the retailer send one of those typed out cards with it? Sure, it includes your personal message but it just makes the recipient miss your handwriting and the ink. Sociagram offers online retailers an interesting alternative: the ability for their customers to add a video message. In many cases, that might be a a leap ahead from a pen and ink note--especially in my handwriting. The Sociagram API is the tool for retailers to use the service on their site. There are 15 APIs under "gift" in our API directory, but this could be the first to offer a "social video" twist to the topic.
You want to give a big gift, but you have little money. Or maybe you just have a lot of friends or family members eager to pile in on your great gift idea. Either way, as Colleen Taylor writes in Techchrunch, Given.to can help corral your crowd and manage the money.
Passwords are passé, or so thinks Amazon. The online retail giant is launching its own single sign on service for third-party developers. Dubbed “Login with Amazon,” the API enables Amazon’s 200 million active customers to sign into websites, apps and games using their Amazon credentials.