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Slack, a popular collaboration tool that helps teams streamline communication and eliminate email clutter, has set its sights on becoming the default messaging platform that developers will integrate with. Slack officially announced the Slack Platform at a recent Launch event.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in the Cloud, Automation, Environment, and Messaging categories. Also added are SDKs for Optimal Payments, Nike+ , Commercetools, and Maventa invoicing. Here, we summarize the new additions and how they can assist application developers.
Jack Dorsey took to the Twitter Flight 2015 mobile developer conference stage to kick-off the annual event with a massive apology to the developer community. Over the years, Twitter has alienated their developer community. Dorsey's promise will now need to be backed by action.
Microsoft announced availability of the ORTC API preview for Edge. ORTC API support is not yet available in other browsers which may pose some difficulties for app developers.
Google's App Indexing API sits at the core of Google's ability to retrieve data from web apps. With more information available, Google provides a rankings boost for use of the API.
Six APIs have been added to the directory in Bots, Torrents, and Messaging categories, among others. Also new are source code samples for Fortytwo messaging. Here's a summary.
Twitter has announced stylistic changes to its Tweet and Follow buttons. The API changes associated could affect developers tracking shared Tweets.
Helpchat API extends its personal assistant messenger capabilities to 3rd parties. Businesses across industries will gain functionality within existing systems and apps.
Google has announced the pending termination of CSV download scripts. Last month, Google announced the Search Analytics API, which will take the downloads scripts place.
The new Bing-related API from Microsoft will let developers integrate Bing search directly into their own apps, which touts the benefit of keeping users engaged.
Access to Google's unpublished Autocomplete API ends today. Google announced the end of such API access in July. Google CSE serves as the alternative moving forward.
Google will restrict access to an unofficial, unpublished Autocomplete API that developers have used to integrate autocomplete search functionality within their own applications.
We've added 7 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in such categories as Financial, Education and Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Also added were source code samples.
We've added 6 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Sentiment, Messaging, and other categories. Also added were client libraries for use with Walmart's Open APIs.
We've added 6 APIs to the directory today in Visualizations, Motion, and Payments categories, among others. Also added are client libraries for Nike, MyFitnessPal and DuckDuckGo.