The Auth API is a simple tool that allows the users of your 3-legged applications to finish granting permissions. Once these permissions have been granted, the Connection will have the appropriate authentication and authorization tokens for you to start making requests to the data provider specified in the associated Provider Map. It is is built around interacting with "data providers," such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google, and the APIs they provide. It makes requests on your behalf to data providers, operates on the data according to any configurations you specify, and transparently relays the results to you. The BitScoop API Toolbox is a set of tools to help developers deal with data provider intricacies, inconsistencies, and annoyances that pervade app development. BitScoop provides a way for you to connect and interact with the data providers important to your work and projects.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Engagement, Chat, and Jobs. Highlights today include an API that can enable apps to monitor air quality and an API that can enable apps to count people. Here's a look at what is new.