The latest news on the API economy
Social learning platform A Cloud Guru helps cloud professionals learn and prepare for AWS certification exams. The platform grew to 40,000 users within 6 months, and its founders attribute that growth to their serverless approach that has influenced the mindset of the entire company.
AYLIEN has launched a machine learning and NLP-driven news API that allows users to search, source, and index news and blog content from across the web in real time. Developers can use the API to build content-driven applications with access to an enriched, real-time news data source.
We've added 13 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Location, and Internet of Things. One highlight today is the Valossa API which lets users choose a movie by talking aloud in a conversational manner. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
A new study by Ovum and Distil Networks released today shows that a third of all APIs are designed and implemented without any input from an enterprise’s security team. This continues through to management of an API, where there is often disagreement internally over who should manage API security.
Google announced a complete rebuild of its Cloud Datastore API. The update provides an entirely new platform for cross-platform access to its NoSQL database. Google reports better performance and reliability during tests of the new offer. v1beta2 will remain available for 6 months.
Google released a new version of Android Studio today, and the new IDE has everything developers need to build apps for Android smartphones, tablets, watches, and other form factors. Want to put the latest APIs to use? Android Studio 2.0 is what you need. The update is free.
Swipebuster is using the private Tinder API to obtain Tinder user data. Swipebuster can find out if a specific person is using Tinder and can provide the most recent date that person used the Tinder app. Other companies that have had private APIs reverse engineered include Uber, SnapChat, and Tesla.
Since the Heroku Platform API v3 hit the market over two years ago, Heroku has announced the official sunset date for v2. On April 15, Heroku will no longer provide access to v2. Prior to the 15th, Heroku will stop supporting auth in query string for security purposes. Prompt migration is necessary.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Location, Time Tracking, Weather, and Virtualization. One highlight today is the meteoblue API for graphical weather synopsis information for locations. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Microsoft continues to plug its new open strategy, and a number of new Graph-related services propel its strategy. With new apps and APIs connected to the Graph API endpoint, Microsoft is quickly allowing two way access to and from Office 365 apps and third-party, non-Microsoft apps.
The recent debate surrounding Apple’s defiance of the FBI’s request to provision a back door into an iPhone has done something that few other news events could have done; it significantly raised the general public’s awareness of the degree to which Apple has gone to protect the privacy of its cus
So far, this article has primarily focused on the extent to which a smartphone's fingerprint reader can be used to secure the device or provide convenience to the end user. But, does the absence of an AND/conjuction approach for unlocking the device also mean that AND/conjunction is not available
Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in several categories including Bitcoin, TV, Games, and Robots. A highlight today is an API/SDK for Sphero spherical robot technology that allows direction and color control. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Ticketmaster released its first public facing APIs and SDKS for third party integration. Ticketmaster spent years developing a third party integration strategy and users can buy, transfer, and manage tickets without leaving integrated apps. A new developer portal brings the new offerings to market.
Application security is often overlooked. Perhaps this is due to a lack of understanding, or perhaps a focus on features and aesthetics is more alluring for developers. A modest data breach can render valuable data vulnerable, and can cripple customer trust in your application.
In 2008 when Netflix announced plans to move to the cloud, most observers were dubious. Now Netflix has become one of the first major companies to exist completely in the public cloud and their architectural shift to cloud based microservices led to many successes in performance and scalability.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Open Data, Natural Language Processing, and Copyrights. Featured today is an API that provides data for rocket launches to space from Earth. Here's a rundown of the new additions for API enthusiasts.
Building on Fortytwo’s expertise in the A2P messaging arena, Fortytwo’s Voice API enables clients to deliver messages to a customers’ mobile phone or landline with a pre-recorded audio file or by using Text-To-Speech which converts messages into a male or female voice in up to fifteen languages.
Best Buy announced a shift away from issuing API keys to individuals towards API keys to companies. To implement the change, Best Buy will no longer issue keys to accounts utilizing free email services (e.g. Gmail). The move promotes deeper company relationships rather than restricted API access.
Systems evolve with certain observable patterns. If the Web is looked at as a society and applications are its members, we are watching a path of progress similar to our human societal development. For the Web, application communication via REST is driving its Industrial Revolution.