Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Marketing, Gambling, Natural Language Processing, and Weather. One highlight today is the MoneyPot API for creating betting games that use bitcoin as currency. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Facebook recently announced that its Instant Articles SDK will support both Google AMP and Apple News. Facebook will provide such support through an extension to its Facebook Instant Articles SDK. In addition to cross-platform support, Facebook will also support styling tools across both platforms.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Design, Payments and Transportation. Included today is an API for implementing data from travel discovery and reviews website Trip.com, and an API for Threat Connect threat intelligence services.
IFTTT is opening its platform to thousands of developers. The new Maker tier will allow anyone who signs up to build and publish Applets by using the tools IFTTT unveiled for its partners in November 2016. Makers can build with the more than 430 service APIs that are currently on the platform.
Twilio announced Twilio Functions and while there are other API providers who offer serverless function capabilities, Twilio appears to be the first major API provider that, in addition to providing APIs, is also offering a serverless execution environment that’s specific to consuming them.
Twilio has introduced the Twilio Proxy API, a new API for building private text and voice conversations between customers and mobile workers. The company also announced the new Twilio Engagement Cloud, a suite of Declarative APIs with additional business process and logic built in.
Mapbox has announced a Unity SDK that provides a mapping platform, similar to the AR mapping of Pokemon Go, to developers across the gaming industry. With the major success of Pokemon Go, maps could be the foundation for a new generation of AR and VR games and Mapbox aims to capitalize.
MuleSoft recently announced the availability of Anypoint Platform on the UK government’s latest G-Cloud framework, G-Cloud 9. The framework provides UK public sector organisations with a way to buy cloud-based services as commodities to accelerate cloud adoption cost-effective manner.
Twilio has introduced an Add-on Management API developers can use to programmatically install, configure, and enable Add-ons in apps. Developers can now add Twilio Add-on capabilities to applications that end users can easily enable without the need for manual configuration and email interactions.
GitHub announced a number of new tools within its developer toolset. V4 of its API, the GitHub Marketplace and GitHub Apps highlight the announcements. V4 marks a significant transition as GitHub's core API is now the GitHub GraphQL API. The new version is far more flexible than previous versions.
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