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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.
Google said it will follow through on plans announced in 2011 to deprecate several search-related APIs. The company already has a replacement in place for the soon-to-be-defunct APIs. The replacement will help developers add select search functions to their Android mobile apps.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Natural Language Processing, Search, and Payments. Featured today is the Google Knowledge Graph API, which replaces the Freebase API. Here, we summarize the new additions and how they can assist developers.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has formed a Web Payments Working Group to develop recommendations that will "make payments easier and more secure on the Web."
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.
Twitter has announced stylistic changes to its Tweet and Follow buttons. The API changes associated could affect developers tracking shared Tweets.
Today, Pinterest announced that its API is publicly available and launched a sandbox that allows developers to more easily test integrations with its API.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in categories such as Travel, Predictions, and Charts. Here's a summary of the new additions for developers.
API-centric online payments platform Stripe yesterday unveiled Relay, an API that allows retailers to syndicate product information to mobile 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 Glidera API enables wallet developers to enhance their applications by allowing users to easily and securely buy and sell Bitcoin within those applications.
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.
Ordoro has announced the launch of the Ordoro API, which makes it possible for developers to build applications that simplify e-commerce back-office operations.