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In response to nine months of customer feedback, Postmates updated its API with two, oft-requested enhancements: batching and multiple drop-offs
We've added six new APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in Mapping, Search, and Validation categories, among others. Here's a summary of what is new.
We've added 6 APIs to the directory today in Recognition and Validation categories, among others. Also added: client libraries for Slack and U.S. Dept. of Labor Quarry API SDKs.
Seven APIs have been added to the directory today in categories such as Screenshots, Tools, and Validation. Also added were SDKs for use with Automatic connected car platform.
The World Bank will host a hackathon to encourage youth participation in national governance. 4Bulgaria aims to create a mobile app that reports governance irregularities.
We've added 10 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in Government, Environment, Gambling, and other categories. Also added were several libraries for use with the LinkedIn API.
Six APIs, a connected car client library, and source code samples for Bing Maps have been added to the directory among other things in the past day. Here are the highlights.
Source Code Samples, Clients, and six APIs have been added to ProgrammableWeb’s directory in the past day. The additions are summarized here.
The ECMAScript Internationalization API is designed to let developers of Web applications that serve a global user base more easily implement internationalization.
Runscope users can now deploy API tests globally with the ability to select from 8 different service regions.
Google Maps is rolling out an enhanced feature for "Explore Nearby" that gives users more control over location based suggestions.
Service Objects' DOTS Name Validation 2 (NV2) API addresses the problem of false names within contact lists. NV2 uses the latest research to allow businesses to weed out fraudulent names at the point-of-entry. The new NV2 service is offered in two different ways to validate – real time API to work with online forms and connected applications and batch file mode for large list processing.
Postman REST Client, a powerful HTTP client that helps developers test and develop web services, has just released version 0.9.3. (Google Chrome Packaged App) which includes brand new features including OAuth 2.0 support, user accounts, bulk uploading/importing, and a brand new API Directory.
Our API directory now includes 82 address APIs. The newest is the 1Map API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the geocoder API. We list 41 geocoder mashups. Below you'll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of address APIs.
For any business or website that relies on user or customer interaction, communication is important, and often the only point of contact a business may have with that customer is an email address. This is where email validation can lend a helping hand; as long as mail can be successfully sent to an address all is good, but if there's some issue causing failed delivery and other errors, better to know about it. Email Pie is a free, JSON API that provides a simple way to validate email addresses.
Adding shipping and posting functionalities to your applications may be necessary for your what you're trying to achieve, but it may not always be a quick and easy process. EasyPost is a posting and shipping service specifically designed for applications, saving developers some very valuable development time. The EasyPost API makes it possible for developers to access this functionality and easily integrate it with other applications.
The Currency Cloud, cross border payment as a service provider, has enabled developers to integrate international payment processing with an API: XBPConnect. Prior to the Currency Cloud, payment/invoice software required users to leave the platform and engage a third party to process an international invoice. The Currency Cloud allows cross border and multi-currency transactions from a single platform. The API allows developers to integrate the functionality into existing apps and platforms.
Our API directory now includes 32 postal APIs. The newest is the Stamps.com API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the GeoNames API. We list 84 GeoNames mashups. Below you'll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of postal APIs.
It's not enough to print stamps off your printer any more. What shippers really want is what the SOAP-based Stamps.com API does: integrate that function of printing postage into your own web-based ecommerce or web hosted applications to speed up the shipment of orders out the door. With the API you can do much more than calculate postage and print stamps. You can clean addresses and track packages, among other tasks.