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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.
Today's developers have a vast array of databases and APIs upon which to build their products. Developing a data extraction framework for integrating the various data sources that can survive changes over time is a challenge however. This article looks at best practices for such integrations.
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.
SoundHound's Hound app allows users to ask complex questions and get an accurate answer really fast. The app combines voice recognition and language understanding functionality to achieve this. The Houndify API allows developers to integrate it in to their own apps and hardware creations.
Pebble has introduced voice recognition features with its new Dictation API. The API uses Nuance voice recognition to extend voice recognition to both iOS and Android apps.
Apple has revealed that it will release an open API, allowing developers to access the next generation Apple TV's new universal search feature.
Pivotal has announced the contribution of the HAWQ analytics engine and MADlib parallel machine learning library to the Apache Software Foundation.
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.
Smoke Reports released an API for access to the cannabis industry's largest product database. Data includes seed company, strain, producer, product and batch.
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.
Amazon has announced the availability of Amazon Aurora, a MySQL-compatible, relational database engine designed to be highly scalable and extremely fast.
NTT Communications has released an industry first speech-recognition API compatible across browsers. The API is available on SkyWay, NTT's WebRTC platform.
Rise of Docker containers fuels need to plug application performance management tools directly into Docker API to gain visibility into IT operations.
api.ai has announced the launch of api.ai for connected cars, a customizable Siri-like voice interface that can be easily integrated with connected car platforms and services.