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Developers have requested that Google better align the Places API and Google Maps search results. Google has answered the call by integrating the Places API with Google Maps search. The move offers better search quality, but developers need be aware the changes may affect current installations.
The previously popular Google Earth API is being deprecated and is due to shut down in early 2016, signalling the end of access to its 3D imagery via the API. This post by Timothy Whitehead for Google Earth Blog looks at four applications that used to use the API, and what they are using now.
Envstnet | Yodlee announced new API architecture behind its platform. Based on developer feedback, the company introduced the Aggregation API. The API enables users to connect bank, retirement, and other financial accounts to systems that advisors and personal users utilize to manage finances.
We've added twelve APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Mapping, Events, Messaging, Sales, and Finance. Featured today is an API for crowdsourced stock market investment rating service Vetr. Here's a rundown of the new additions and how they can assist developers.
Sickweather is known for its real-time illness tracking. Where hospitals and government agencies take weeks to report illness trends, Sickweather scans social media outlets for real-time tracking and reporting. Now, Sickweather has made the API behind the tracking service available to developers.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in several categories including Home Automation, Financial, Transportation, and Marketing. Also new to the directory are SDKs for OneSignal and Grepwords keyword service. Here's a quick summary of the recent additions.
The recent experience of mapmaker RouteBuilder highlights one of the key issues that needs to be addressed when consuming APIs: how to manage the risk associated with an API becoming unavailable? Businesses consuming open APIs in their products need to take these risk management actions.
WooTrader has integrated with the Tradier API. The partnership grants WooTrader users access to a brokerage platform without leaving the WooTrader stock intelligence platform. Traders benefit from a single platform to both make informed decisions and act upon those decisions at the same time.
Late last year, Google announced the deprecation of its Google Earth API. The initial cutoff date for API access was December 12, 2015. As the impending date moves closer, Google reported that it will extend the cutoff date until at least the end of this calendar year. No exact date was given.
Traditional trading tools lack meaningful or actionable social interaction. Lucky for us, with today’s innovation in FinTech, trading tools are now more accessible, social and actionable than ever. This article offers a guide for how to set up trades from a social platform using a brokerage API.
Google has launched the latest release of its Google Maps SDK for iOS. The new release includes Bitcode support, new events, and a number of features previously limited to the Android SDK. Bitcode support eases developer interaction with the Apple Store, and new events enhance user-map engagement.
With the power and scope of GIS growing as new tools become available, Jason Baker’s article on opensource.com celebrated the arrival of GIS Day on November 19 by discussing three viable alternatives to Google Maps API for creating interactive web maps for a range of use cases.
Google has added one of the most popular features of its consumer Google Maps product to the Google Maps API. Predictive travel time is oft-used by consumers to find best routes, and avoid traffic. Now, developers have access to the feature and can integrate the functionality into third party apps.
Recently at Money 20/20, BlockCypher announces the availability of their Assets API, which enables the issuance and handling of any asset on the blockchain.
A recent release by the UK’s Revenue and Customs Department has moved the needle on how Governments release APIs. Could SLAs be available next?
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in categories such as Finance, Advertising, and Alogrithms. The new additions are summarized here.
In the course of launching a financial technology API ecosystem, Xignite selected Ernesto Che Guevara, known by many to be a brutal murderer, as the emblem of that ecosystem.