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Bots are a handy way to automate simple tasks that you might typically do on your own, such as updating calendar appointments. In this tutorial on Full Stack Python, Matt Makai explains how to build your first chatbot using the Slack API and Python to begin returning simple messages.
At this year’s Apple World Wide Developers Conference, one of the underlying themes Apple introduced was the concept of extensions. The goal being to blur the boundaries between apps on the platform, through widgets, but more notably, allowing developers access to many of Apple’s applications.
Part of HipChat’s popularity is down to the fact that it offers integrations with services like Google, Asana and GitHub, as well as hundreds of others. This tutorial on the Medallia blog shows followers how to set up a system that pushes notifications to a Hipchat room to keep your team informed.
Nexmo offers a series of cloud-based communication APIs that make it easy to integrate reliable communication services into any application. This tutorial by Tim Lytle on the Nexmo blog shows followers how to build a simple text message group chat using the Nexmo SMS API and PHP.
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.
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.
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.
Microsoft announced availability of the ORTC API preview for Edge. ORTC API support is not yet available in other browsers which may pose some difficulties for app developers.
Apple has revealed that it will release an open API, allowing developers to access the next generation Apple TV's new universal search feature.
A comprehensive report from Mind Commerce maps telecommunications industry APIs and identifies the business opportunities and challenges ahead.
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.
Bugsnag helps developers to quickly and effectively detect and fix bugs and errors. The Bugsnag API provides access to this functionality.
SourceDNA reported that a flaw in thousands of Android apps will cause a crash when Android M goes live. The crash relates to Google's move from OpenSSL to BoringSSL.
Rise of Docker containers fuels need to plug application performance management tools directly into Docker API to gain visibility into IT operations.