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In our continuing “Hello World of APIs” tutorial series we are looking at the Yahoo Weather API that provides the latest weather information. As with our previous tutorials, we will detail what a developer needs to know to understand the API and build an application that integrates with it.
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.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Augmented Reality, Weather, Voice, and Mapping. Highlights today include Houndify API, which enables voice commands for applications, and Velocity Weather API from Baron. Here, we summarize the new additions.
IBM has announced that it is acquiring the digital and data assets of The Weather Company in a deal reportedly worth more than $2 billion. The acquisition will hing on IBM's ability to create value by applying Watson to The Weather Company's data to create predictive weather analytics solutions.
IBM Insight Cloud Services constitutes a new data analytics service that offers API access to internal business data in conjunction with Twitter and Weather Channel content.
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.
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.
Google Maps API makes it possible for The Weather Channel to tap into the power of crowd-sourced data to make its weather maps more accurate.
Yelp has announced the release of an API console. As the company reaches the end of v1 endpoints, the API console provides further insight into v2 endpoint details.
At Google I/O 2015, Google announced the Voice Interaction API on Android M. Now, Google has provided more details around the API and how it integrates with third-party apps.
Twelve new APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory as well as iOS, Node.js and Ruby client libraries for Weather Underground API.