The Latest News On The API Economy
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Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Insurance, Testing, and Sales. One highlight today is the Vertafore API, which allows developers of insurance apps to gain access to previously unavailable agency data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Microsoft has expanded its business application platform, Flow, to support Custom APIs and three new apps. Microsoft made the announcements at its Ignite 2016 event. As Microsoft continues to build its business application platform, more supported apps and more API connectivity will be essential.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Passwords, API Design, Travel, Education, and Sales. Included today are two APIs for increasing sales lead generations, from Cognism and WhatConverts. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
The rise of the microservices architecture is improving the speed, functionality and reliability of software systems, but it can create issues elsewhere. In a recent article for The New Stack, Apurva Dave and Loris Degioanni highlight five principles of efficient microservices monitoring.
Facebook launched v2.8 of its Graph API. Highlights include Custom Open Graph and the Marketing API updates. Facebook will deliver more Common Open Graph action types to relieve developers from having to create custom graph actions and objects. Marketing API updates give advertisers more control.
There is no way to stop or reverse the accelerating pace and influence of data in business life. With the number of connected objects in the IoT anticipated to hit 40-50 billion in the next four to five years and countless software platforms to integrate with, our world is creating data in entirely
Artificial intelligence is already all around us, but is more often used by consumers than by big business. Think Microsoft's Cortana, Google's Google Now, and Apple's Siri. Salesforce believes it is time to bring easy-to-use artificial intelligence to business apps on a grand scale.
Vonage has announced the launch of the Nexmo Voice API, a new API that can be used to integrate enterprise-grade voice capabilities with Web and mobile applications. The API includes a collection of features such as call recording, text to speech, conferencing, and call control.
Twilio has introduced the Twilio Enterprise Plan, an upcoming new service featuring security-focused capabilities such as single sign-on (SSO), customizable role-based access control (RBAC), and public key client validation. The service also features an API that is SIEM-capable.
CrowdRiff has announced API access to its Visual Influence platform. API access to CrowdRiff features allow users to deliver user-generated photos and associated features to marketing products and campaigns. Features include social media search, calls to action, photo acquisition, and more.
Today, Kloudless launched its Universal CRM API. The API allows developers to integrate CRM platforms into third party apps without having to custom code each individual CRM provider. The initial integrations include Salesforce, Microsoft, and Oracle. 6 CRM integrations are on the roadmap.
SnapLogic has announced the release of its Summer 2016 Elastic Integration Platform which includes a new Hive Snap, new Teradata Snap, enhanced encryption for the Hadooplex, and updates to a number of Snaps including Anaplan, BigQuery, Google Analytics, Netsuite, and Tableau.
Google said it plans to shutdown the GData Admin Settings API. It is giving developers one year to migrate to newer tools. The API will cease functioning in August 2017. The Admin Settings API lets Google Apps admins retrieve and change the settings of their domains in the form of Google Data
Hootsuite allows users to easily manage multiple social media accounts across different networks in one place. In 2013, the company began the transition from a monolith architecture to SOA, and this video shows Adam Arsenault discussing the move and the tools they built to support its growth.
As the use of APIs in business continues to grow, MuleSoft founder Ross Mason encourages organisations to shift away from traditional thinking on IT. He encourages a new, two-speed operational model, as used by GE, to deliver flexible digital services while maintaining traditional business units.
The microservices architecture continues to grow in popularity as it enables the scalability and flexibility necessary to serve the modern marketplace. Saba Anees discusses some key considerations for migrating your existing monolithic architecture to a more streamlined microservices one.
Gnip's Audience API promises to let brands and marketers glean real-time, in-the-moment data about audiences that convalesce around topics, events, or other users. The idea is to give companies as much information as possible about those with whom they might want to engage.
Square has launched the Register API for Android only a couple of months after releasing the API for iOS. The API allows developers to build end to end point-of-sale solutions that utilize Square's entire payment platform, or that integrate with third party infrastructure and applications.
Stitch Labs recently announced the launch of its API to help retailers innovate and streamline their operational infrastructure. This technical flexibility is critical for retailers to be successful in today's dynamic eCommerce environment full of competition and rising consumer expectations.
Google has updated the APIs for Google Sheets and Google Slides, giving developers access to advanced tools such as image recognition, speech recognition, location and maps, and email and calendaring. Together with the Classroom API, enterprise developers have far more control over business apps.