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Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Hosting, Security, Data-as-a-Service, and Air Travel. Featured today is an API for HIPPA and UETA compliant electronic signature service eSign Genie. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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.
Microsoft has released the Windows Store analytics API. The API provides programmatic access to app analytics that previously required a log in to Dev Center and manual data retrieval. With the new API, developers can easily run reports for interested parties, and conduct deeper app data analysis.
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.
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.
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
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.
Concord, e-signature platform, just released the second version of its API to extend its contract management features to other software programs. Concord’s API 2.0 closes the loop on all business transactions by allowing contracts to be automatically included into current processes.
With The AP releasing an updated version of its Elections API earlier this year, news organisations across the US now have faster access to elections race information. This led NPR and the NY Times to improve on their legacy FTP system by building a new API for accessing AP information faster.
Taking inspiration from enterprises that adopt an API-first culture, the new IT leadership team for the state of Arizona defined their strategy, changed the culture and built a cloud-based digital platform that leverages APIs to drive digital transformation of a decentralized enterprise.
Electronic health records management policy makers in the United States want to see APIs become a mandatory standard. But several leadership voices in the healthcare and IT industry, including Dr John Halamka from the Beth Israel Medical Center, say it is too early for APIs to take a central role.
HelloSign, an eSignature solution, announced today a completely revamped eSigning experience, hoping to make it easier to electronically sign documents from anywhere on any device. The new eSignature signing experience offers features like progress tracking during document signing.
A recent release by the UK’s Revenue and Customs Department has moved the needle on how Governments release APIs. Could SLAs be available next?
Adobe has announced that new e-sign capabilities and APIs will soon be added to the Adobe Document Cloud platform. Adobe has also announced a partnership with Dropbox.
Apple has revealed that it will release an open API, allowing developers to access the next generation Apple TV's new universal search feature.
Mobile application development platform and backend-as-a-service provider AnyPresence recently announced significant updates to its platform.
In an effort to dissuade developers from including in-app purchases and to help developers monetize apps, Amazon launched Amazon Underground.