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Facebook has launched a new Continuous Live Video API that enables developers to broadcast long and persistent streaming video to the world's largest social network. Previously, Facebook Live streams were limited to 90 minutes, but thanks to the new API, third parties can broadcast longer events.
Video is an increasingly important component for websites and apps, as consumer demand for and consumption of video content is growing. Companies still pre-transcoding video or working with in-house transcoding systems may want to consider cloud-based API solutions such as Cloudinary.
Now that YouTube's Reporting API has been live for roughly half a year, YouTube has started adding new features. The latest new feature is historical data. Historical Data provides a 180 day lookback from a particular job's schedule date. Historical data is available beginning July 1, 2015.
Facebook has rewarded a 10 year-old boy from Finland with a $10,000 bounty for discovering an authentication-related vulnerability in the Instagram API that could have enabled a hacker to delete comments of any user on the popular social photo sharing service even without an Instagram account.
We've added twelve APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Management, Surveys, Accounting, and Marketing, among others. One highlight today is the Google Consumer Surveys API allows users to create surveys with Web and mobile apps. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google Cloud Vision API gives developers access to powerful image processing and analysis tools for use in any project. This tutorial on Google Cloud Platform shows followers how to use the API to detect faces in an image, and use the returned coordinates to draw a polygon around each face.
A year after YouTube introduced 360-degree video, it has added a live-streaming option. YouTube enhances immersive video experiences by supplementing 360-degree live streaming with spatial listening (a feature that mimics in-person listening by accounting for depth, intensity, and distance).
In 2008 when Netflix announced plans to move to the cloud, most observers were dubious. Now Netflix has become one of the first major companies to exist completely in the public cloud and their architectural shift to cloud based microservices led to many successes in performance and scalability.
Google has opened their Cloud Vision API. When backed by their Machine Vision infrastructure, this API enables developer to give their applications vision capability. This article gives a high level overview of the API and a short tutorial for building an application that uses Google Cloud Vision.
New improvements have been added to the Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS) including voice or button-activated volume and media control, voice-activated timers and alarms, updated APIs, server-initiated message capabilities, and Alexa App enhancements including iOS and Android support.
Developers can get quick and simple access to sophisticated image recognition software thanks to Google’s Cloud Vision API. The tool leverages machine learning to identify the contents of images for classification across thousands of categories, and here it is used to determine traffic volume.
Google and Twitch announced major service offerings in the world of game play streaming at the annual Game Developers Conference. Twitch's Stream First development approach, and Google's new Video Recording API are meant to create a collaboration between game, player, and audience.
Last week, HP officially launched commercial plans for Haven OnDemand, a machine learning platform that offers developers a suite of APIs they can use to "turn virtually any data into an asset anytime and anywhere." The platform entered beta in 2014 and offers more than offers more than 60 APIs.
Being, an iOS app that allows users to browser Instagram as someone else, has had its access to the Instagram API cut off. In the first week following its launch, Being reached the Best New Apps section of the App Store's front page and was used to view more than 500,000 Instagram feeds.
Late last year, Google announced a limited preview of its Cloud Vision API beta. After massive participation in the preview, Google has opened its image analysis API beta to the broader developer community. Apps submit images to the platform where a wide array of image attributes are detected.
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Four APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in multiple categories including Marketing, Rewards and Messaging. Also new to the directory are SDKs for integrating Shippo shipping platform, and algorithm knowledge community Algorithmia. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
AdWords Scripts gives developers a powerful tool for automating the management and reporting of AdWords campaigns from an embedded IDE within the AdWords UI. This tutorial teaches followers how to build an API wrapper for making calls to an external API, in this case, the HuffPost Pollster API.
Six APIs were added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Recognition, Background, and Healthcare. Also added are several SDKs for email marketing firm Klaviyo, ecommerce service Whiplash, and one unofficial PHP SDK for the Marvel Comics API. Here's a rundown of the new additions.
A number of ad tech sources reported that Snapchat has engaged select ad partners for an advertising API development. Snapchat declined to comment, but many have anticipated an advertising API from Snapchat. While an ad API makes sense, Snapchat has an unfortunate history with API vulnerabilities.
Business-to-developer marketing, or B2D, is less familiar than B2C or B2B marketing but just as--if not more--important for API providers. This article outlines some of the challenges faced when engaging with developers, as well as advice for how to go where the developers are.