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Did this Public API AntiTrust Case Set Precedent for Uber?

... coming up in the API legal space, most notably with Uber, which, for one developer, has withdrawn access to its API based on terms and conditions that some view as an illegal effort to lock out the competitors. However, the lawsuit-ridden San-Fran-based online transportation network company may see a silver lining in last month’s North Carolina ...

Apple Embraces Extensions in macOS, iOS 10

... Apple demonstrated on stage the use of the ride-sharing app, Uber, and restaurant-booking app OpenTable, within Apple Maps. A user within a map location of a restaurant, was able to contextually book a reservation through OpenTable, and then call a ride through Uber, immediately after, all without leaving Maps. Extensions works in the same way, whether ...

Apple Announces iOS 10, macOS Sierra; Updates watchOS, tvOS

... set of features, such as allowing users to say “Book an Uber to Moscone Center”, or “Facebook Message John”. With iOS 10, Siri now is able to understand new domains, such as payments, ride-sharing and more. QuickType through deep-learning, allows for contextual typing and messaging awareness. For instance, if a user messages another user ...
06-14-2016

UberRUSH API Promises to Power Local Deliveries

Uber today unveiled yet another API meant to help both it and its partner businesses increase their customer base. The UberRUSH API lets companies order an Uber driver to handle local deliveries.  FedEx and UPS are great for overnighting packages across the country, but aren't as ...
01-28-2016

CloudRail Misses the Mark in an Attempt to Tame SDK Sprawl

... Hue, Nest, Dropbox, Box, Sendgrid, Facebook, LinkedIn, Uber, Stripe and other popular APIs. The company realizes this is hardly enough critical mass and that it can't move fast enough to cover the entire API economy. So it is counting on its community of developers to crowdsource the descriptions of the other thousands of APIs that are out there. In ...