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Google wasted no time making major announcements at its Chrome Dev Summit conference. Of particular interest were new education programs, Google Play expansions, and developer manuals that reflect Google's latest tools. Google is live streaming many events throughout the conference.
Google has added one of the most popular features of its consumer Google Maps product to the Google Maps API. Predictive travel time is oft-used by consumers to find best routes, and avoid traffic. Now, developers have access to the feature and can integrate the functionality into third party apps.
PayPal has launched the much anticipated Webhooks support for its Payouts functionality. This allows users to receive notifications on their Webhook URLs for PayPal Payouts transactions. These notifications are currently for status scenarios such as processing, success and denied.
Google's App Indexing API sits at the core of Google's ability to retrieve data from web apps. With more information available, Google provides a rankings boost for use of the API.
Twitter has announced stylistic changes to its Tweet and Follow buttons. The API changes associated could affect developers tracking shared Tweets.
The Pearson Student Coding Contest is open and accepting proposals. I'll be participating as a judge in this contest aimed at undergrads building apps to improve online learning.
See how Kocomojo enabled marketers with the Google Maps API and beacons to create geo-targeted and hyper-local boundaries that trigger campaigns on customer smartphones.
Last week, Google unveiled pay-as-you-go pricing options for access to the Google Maps Web Service APIs which provide geocoding, geolocation and other mapping functionality.
Google has announced the pending termination of CSV download scripts. Last month, Google announced the Search Analytics API, which will take the downloads scripts place.
We've added 7 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Mapping, Recognition, and 3D categories, among others. Here's a summary of the recent additions.
International civic tech startup DataLook is hosting a replication marathon to encourage local reuse of 10 projects to highlight the potential of open source for civic good.
The new Bing-related API from Microsoft will let developers integrate Bing search directly into their own apps, which touts the benefit of keeping users engaged.
We've added 6 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Mapping, Monitoring, and Home Automation categories, among others. Here's a summary of what is new.
DigitalGlobe has launched a brand-new DigitalGlobe Maps API that provides access to high-resolution Earth imagery, interactive maps, static maps and other geospatial content.
Access to Google's unpublished Autocomplete API ends today. Google announced the end of such API access in July. Google CSE serves as the alternative moving forward.