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We have added 9 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in the Auto, WebRTC, and Natural Language Processing categories, among others. Highlights today include a connected car API for French auto manufacturer PSA Group and chat APIs from Chatra. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
The Remote Systems API is a new tool that's part of Project Rome for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The goal is to make it easier for people to consume content across multiple devices in a seamless manner. Microsoft hopes developers put this API to use so their apps are more flexible.
Agora.io has launched an Agora Interactive Broadcasting API developers can use to add real-time interactive broadcasting capabilities to web and mobile applications. Agora Interactive Broadcasting supports up to 7 active speakers and 10,000 participants, and is available via the Agora SDK.
Amazon today announced the List Skills API, an addition to the Alexa Skills Kit that will let developers integrate Alexa within their own list applications. The goal here is to make it as easy as possible for people to add items to their lists by asking Alexa to do it for them.
YouMail launched its Spam Risk API. YouMail uses algorithms to analyze a database of hundreds of millions of phone numbers to determine the likelihood a particular phone number is spam. Historical call patterns and crowdsourced data are combined to determine an OK, caution, or danger designation.
On October 18, ProgrammableWeb will host a webinar discussing the critical importance of GeoEnrichment and data quality. You’ll learn what to look for in quality APIs, and see new APIs from Pitney Bowes in action. Pitney Bowes offers more than 4,500 global datasets.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Passwords, API Design, Travel, Education, and Sales. Included today are two APIs for increasing sales lead generations, from Cognism and WhatConverts. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
It happens to all of us. We buy clothes for ourselves or as a gift (online or in a store) and when those clothes are put on for the first time, they turn out not to fit. What happens next is the bane of the entire clothing industry and its customers. The return process is laboriou
Google recently announced that it will soon release a developer preview of Android 7.1 Nougat. The refreshed platform from Google carries over some of the fancy features from the recently-announced Pixel phones to Nexus handsets and other devices. As always, new APIs abound and require app updates.
App review fraud is a serious issue for both developers and app stores, but Bogdan Popsecu, the developer behind the popular Dash tool, says Apple went too far in closing his account and banning him. This is a mess.
TomTom has added another API to its mapping and navigation solutions portfolio: Traffic Stats API. Traffic Stats collects data from over 450 million connected devices in order to provide historical traffic data. The data collected includes speed, route, travel time, segment, and more.
Crashlytics has improved its Beta by Crashlytics developer tool with a new way to distribute beta app builds. Fastlane automates portions of beta deployment for iOS apps with a process so simple practically anyone can set it up. The goal is to help developers speed up beta testing.
Developing on wearable platforms is new and challenging. App developers are asked to create dynamic user experiences on small screens comparable to what customers see on their mobile phones and web pages. Connect IQ offers a platform for developers to create wearable apps across all Garmin devices.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Database, Payments, and Environment. New to our directory is an API from Amazon that allows developers to create unique identities for users to authenticate them incognito. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
With the latest version of its image recognition API, Clarifai is now offering developers a way to leverage the underlying engine's machine learning capabilities to build custom models so that what one organization looks for in an image can be very different from what another organization looks for.
Amazon has released two significant updates to its Alexa Voice Service API that will make it easier for developers to build hands-free, voice-enabled products. Hands-free speech recognition and cloud endpointing are new features to the existing API release. No upgrades are necessary to use.
APIs will be mandated as a requirement for all health software used in U.S. government-funded healthcare programs starting from 2018. The goal of the initiative is to spur growth of a new healthcare startup ecosystem and to give citizens full control of their health information.
The rise of the microservices architecture is improving the speed, functionality and reliability of software systems, but it can create issues elsewhere. In a recent article for The New Stack, Apurva Dave and Loris Degioanni highlight five principles of efficient microservices monitoring.
Facebook launched v2.8 of its Graph API. Highlights include Custom Open Graph and the Marketing API updates. Facebook will deliver more Common Open Graph action types to relieve developers from having to create custom graph actions and objects. Marketing API updates give advertisers more control.
The Gnip Audience API now features Twitter aggregate user age information. The Gnip Audience API includes nearly one dozen demographic models including gender, interests, TV genre, TV show, language, etc. User age is the newest addition to the set of Gnip Audience API demographic models.