The Latest News On The API Economy
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Most web services available to developers have been inaccessible to Connect IQ developers because they use OAUTH to provide access control, and this functionality did not exist in Connect IQ. Connect IQ 2 added new OAUTH APIs opening up Connect IQ apps to many of the APIs available on the web.
We've added 3 APIs and several SDKs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in Billing, Business, and Tools, as well as other categories. Here's a summary of what is new.
ProgrammableWeb tests reveal how a free app from Google's App Store makes it possible to reverse engineer secure traffic between mobile apps and the services they call home to.
We've added 6 APIs to the directory today in categories such as Invoicing and Translation. Also added are client libraries for Etsy, Amazon Products and Imgur photo sharing.
While Oauth workflows are very common, they aren't always clear when first encountering them. This tutorial shows an OAuth flow using the ZenDesk API and a third party app.
APIs managed by Mulesoft’s Anypoint Platform for APIs can now be automatically included under the umbrella of organizational access control and authentication governed by OpenAm.
Today six APIs, one source code sample, and a number of clients were added to the ProgrammableWeb directory. We summarize the API additions and highlight a few of the new clients.
In its latest API partnership, Walgreen Co. hopes that rewarding customers with points for measuring their blood pressure will inspire more loyalty.
Intuit's first QuickBooks Connect Hackathon last month invited developers to create apps for small businesses using QuickBooks Online.
As Pinterest endures its second attack in as many weeks, Twitter is subsequently auto-flooded with fake weight-loss posts that are designed to lure followers into a trap that could expose personal information and account credentials. For its part, Pinterest's lack of transparency regarding the matter stands in contrast to industry standard best practices for such breaches.
An untold number of Pinterest users were breached on June 4, 2014 as a part of a sophisticated attack designed to skim confidential information from their Facebook friends and Twitter followers. So far, Pinterest has failed to fully remedy the situation or even acknowledge that the attack happened.
Claiming.com.au is set to launch an Australian Medicare API that should drastically improve eClaiming processes for developers working with the state funded and run healthcare system. Although Medicare has served as the primary healthcare system in Australia for almost 30 years, the system has run into major bottlenecks as its technological infrastructure has not always kept up with demand. The API allows software vendors to integrate online claiming with Medicare and the Department of Veteran's Affairs.
While developers have traditionally had a love-hate relationship with Facebook over the years, a new survey suggest that at least for the moment, developers want to be friends with Facebook more than ever.
It seems at every API conference, there is a new feature being released by the team at OAuth.io. In October, at API Strategy and Practice in San Francisco, OAuth.io released a mobile SDK. Now after APIDays in Paris, OAuth.io has released a 'code request' feature to abstract usage tokens in the authentication process. Co-Founder Mehdi Medjaoui spoke with ProgrammableWeb about the service that provides a unified API for any OAuth implementation.
One of the more problematic elements of building any application is managing end user identities. Writing the code to manage who gets to access any given application not only is time consuming; it doesn’t usually add much in the way of unique value to the application.
API middleware is emerging as a key new industry segment in the API economy with at least two launch announcements expected today (including one at DataWeek) from services offering middleware tools to API developers. Meanwhile, in an exclusive for ProgrammableWeb, Webshell.io founders share details of their API integration platform interface, and discuss why trust is the principal currency in the API economy.
Pactas, recurring billing solution provider, offers the Pactas API that allows developers to include Pactas functionality within third party apps and websites. Any need for recurring billing (e.g. carsharing, music flatrates, cloud services, etc.) can be simplified and streamlined with the Pactas solution. Pactas enables users to manage subscriptions, track payments, and map pricing. Access to the platform can customize to each users' situation depending on need, resources, and integration opportunities.