The latest news on the API economy
Google has updated the APIs for Google Sheets and Google Slides, giving developers access to advanced tools such as image recognition, speech recognition, location and maps, and email and calendaring. Together with the Classroom API, enterprise developers have far more control over business apps.
Creating a well-made API that will delight API consumers is a human talent that API providers rely on to ensure their product is as good as possible. This article looks at the qualities a great API developer will possess and how an organization might go about finding and recruiting such developers.
Google rewarded developers at its I/O conference today with a wholly revised set of core tools. Android Studio 2.2 is meant to help developers take advantage of all the new features in Android N, while Firebase now comprises a suite of 15 tools to help with app analytics and performance.
Google's annual developer conference offered up a bonanza of news for developers. Google detailed Android N, Android Auto, Android Wear, Android Pay, and many other apps, platforms, and services. Moreover, Google debuted Daydream, its Android N-based virtual reality development platform.
OCBC bank launched four open APIs that allow developers to integrate bank products and services with third party apps and programs. The move marks one of the first Southeast Asian banks to open an API. The launch is in line with broader government initiatives to develop FinTech sector development.
Amazon quietly launched the AWS IoT Button, a limited release programmable button that developers can program to control connected devices and services. The AWS IoT Button sold out in a few hours. Developers interested in trying it out can sign up to be notified when more buttons become available.
Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, eCommerce, Actors, and Location. Featured today is an API for discovering amazing facts about action film superstar Chuck Norris. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
How do you arrive at an API centric enterprise? You get there with an API culture. Then, how do you cultivate an API culture? You have a team with an API mindset. Then, how do you develop an API mindset? Like good API design, it's simpler than you may expect. Just asking the right questions can
Customer experience affects both top and bottom lines. Research shows a modest shift in customer experience can increase product sales, reduce churn, and improve revenue. This article shows how to catch market trends early and act on them in time by effectively analyzing what customers are saying.
The Google Maps API team maintains many Google Maps APIs and SDKs. Manually tracking updates across the various sets of Release Notes presents a challenge for developers. Google now offers auto-updates to Maps Release Notes via RSS feeds. RSS feeds for all Maps and Places APIs are available.
With billions of IoT devices estimated to hit the market in the coming years, closed, proprietary systems can make interoperability difficult. One way the challenge can be mitigated is through open source technologies enabling connected devices to communicate with each other.
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.
Users of API Fortress, the only fully codeless API testing and monitoring platform, can now create an API test with a RAML specification file in seconds. API Fortress is offering free accounts so users can get started and experience the only drag and drop visual test composer available.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Wearables, Monitoring, and Messaging. Featured today is the FitPay API, which allows developers to add payment features to wearables using biometrics to ensure user security. Here's look at what is new.
Using the open source CareKit framework, developers can create apps that help users monitor and manage medical conditions and their overall health, and then share that data with healthcare pros. Here we run through the CareKit modules and how the pieces fit together, using sample Swift code.
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.
Barchart announced a new API to bolster its OnDemand financial data platform. The event-based API monitors financial news and markets for key events and notifies users of such events in real-time to empower brokers and investors to make better decisions. Users can incorporate its own data as well.
Now that US courts have said APIs are copyrightable, the epic battle between Google and Oracle returns to a lower court to determine whether Google's limited usage of Oracle's copyrighted material exceeded the norms of fair use. As the final round opens, what is Google's legal strategy to prevail?
GitHub has announced the availability of two new paid plans (Personal and Organization) that include unlimited private repositories. The new plans replace existing GitHub paid plans with the exception of the GitHub Enterprise. GitHub will continue to be free for public and open source projects.