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We've added 2 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today. Here's a summary of the new APIs as well as a recap of several recently added client libraries.
WordPress recently announced that custom themes must now utilize the Theme Customization API. Released a few years ago, the API streamlines theme customization.
Infogr.am has released public API allowing developers to add the ability to create, update, and download interactive infographics and charts to their applications.
A critical security update for WP REST API Plugin has been released which fixes a serious information disclosure vulnerability affecting all previous versions of the plugin.
This tutorial explains how to build a mobile blogging application using DreamFactory as the mobile backend, with WordPress and Mailgun used to publish and promote new posts.
The WP REST API represents one of WordPress' most significant projects to date. Currently under a major rewrite, the API moves WordPress towards a full application framework.
The Cycling Analytics API provides tools for analyzing the data recorded by modern bike computers.
On Tuesday, social media giant Twitter announced that it is buying Data as a Service (DaaS) provider Gnip for an undisclosed amount. Gnip, which is one of several companies that sell access to the firehose of the content posted on Twitter, was founded in 2008 and today offers data from a number of popular user-generated services in addition to Twitter.
Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp was obviously a boon for WhatsApp's founders, employees and investors, but it also proved to be a good thing for several of WhatsApp's biggest competitors.
Google has released a new version of the Google Visualization API that features new chart types including sankey diagrams, calendar charts and annotation charts. The release also includes new features and improvements such as string to number conversion in datatables, the ability to export corecharts and geocharts as PNGs, and crosshairs for scatter, line and combo charts.
Feedly, one of the most popular alternatives to the defunct Google Reader, has just announced that the Feedly API is now open to all developers. Last month, Feedly kicked off a paid subscription service, Feedly Pro, offering the first 5,000 subscribers a lifetime subscription for $99.99. Feedly raised almost $500,000 within the first eight hours.
Google has announced the release a new production version of the Google Visualization API which includes several brand new features including timeline charts, donut charts, map data refresh for geoChart, customizable tick values and labels, and other chart improvements.
Adding new features, service updates or interesting content to your business blog is great, but how do you ensure that your users know the cool new stuff is even there? Using a tool like WhatsNew is one way to tackle this issue. It's a service that provides an easy way to show repeat visitors what's new in a given service or application. The WhatsNew API offers even more flexibility, as it allows developers to customise the WhatsNew widget to better suit their specific needs.
You follow me, I follow you. If you want to do that on Twitter from now on, you’ll have to do it manually because among recent updates to its developer guidelines, the microblogger put an axe to auto follow. In other news, Twitter loosened up its display requirements.