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Which API providers do the best job of giving their developer community the tools needed to quickly get up and running with their APIs? In this analysis of our directory, we show how our data model allows for us to query our database and find out which providers offer the most SDKs and Code Samples.
Relying upon third-party public APIs to do business has always been a risky business. Historically, some APIs have changed or disappeared altogether. But now, the API economy has entered a phase where relying on such APIs (or even publishing them) could be perilous. Maybe it's time for a rethink.
Since the Cambridge Analytica debacle, Facebook has faced pressure to improve its security practices. In response, Facebook cut the functionality of its Graph API and the Instagram API. Now, one developer has petitioned Facebook to go even further in making the Instagram API more open and secure.
At its annual F8 developer conference, Facebook yesterday announced the launch of Graph API 3.0 as well as enhanced developer app review. The third version of the company's Graph API contain a number of changes to Facebook Login and the /comments edge and what data is returned.
In the wake of a scandal that has led to the biggest backlash it has ever faced, Facebook has announced API and platform product changes that will have far-reaching consequences for developers. The changes include the need for developers to submit their apps to Facebook for review.
Facebook has announced the release of Graph API v2.11 and Messenger Platform v2.2. Facebook Graph API v2.11 includes changes to the Pages API and App Links Host. The latest version of the Messenger Platform includes the availability of the Messenger Broadcast API (open beta) and Page Insights API.
Instagram made API news today with new comment features, and a major upgrade. The Instagram Platform API has upgraded to Facebook's Graph API. This allows greater flexibility to access Instagram data from third party tools. Instagram commented that the API will be available to all developers soon.
In today's look at what what going on in the world of APIs we discuss Yahoo's streaming data query engine, Bullet, which promises the ability to run 'look-forward' queries; Distil Networks released Bot Defense for API aimed at ensuring authorized users are access API servers and more.
We bring you a holiday edition of the API news that we weren't able to cover. Today's news includes a new version of the AWS Java SDK, Facebook offering an explanation to developers regarding a recent change to the Graph API, and extension to the Azure Text Analytics API and more.
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.
Facebook’s photo tagging suggestion feature automatically recognises friends’ faces in a photo to make it fast and easy to tag people you know on the platform. In this tutorial, Narendra Rajput deconstructed the process to see how it works, then wrote a small Ruby script to automate the process.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Translation, Banking, Games, and Science. Also new to the directory are SDKs for Gmail, Sunlight Foundation, Strossle, and Facebook Graph APIs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions and how developers can use them.
Article highlighting the top 10 Games APIs on ProgrammableWeb. The APIs that made it to our top 10 Games APIs list provide a wide range of capabilities including retrieving video game data, game monetization, video game streaming and recording, video game reviews, video game modding, and much more.
This how-to details what a Python developer needs to know to create an application that integrates with and consumes the Facebook Graph API.
A software engineer is urging Facebook to implement additional security measures to help prevent hackers from using one of Facebook’s APIs to harvest users’ personal data.
Facebook is forcing all developers to upgrade to API version 2.0. The change is good for end users, but not so good for developers.
Facebook is working with the makers of Tobii Communicator to allow the eye-tracking app access to users' news feeds while meeting both security and accessibility needs.
Facebook has confirmed that the Hashtag API is still active through the end of the month despite earlier reports to the contrary.
This part of the 2014 mobile API year in review looks at Facebook's highlights including improvements to Parse, updates to the Graph API, Facebook Login and more.
Facebook has updated its Facebook Graph API to allow developers to hide and unhide comments of page posts. Facebook updated its changelog yesterday to reflect the updates.
Apigee's I Love APIs Conference from Sept. 8-10 in San Francisco encourages developers, IT managers and business strategists to discuss using APIs for digital transformation.
This article highlights real-world use cases for graph databases and graph analysis. It also features several companies that are utilizing graph technology and that provide APIs.
Facebook apps using the current Open Graph API will break on April 30, 2015. Facebook emailed iPod and iPad developers to explain why their apps will break if they wait until the deadline to upgrade to Graph API v2.0.
A look at some of the APIs, SDKs and tools available from six leading social networking companies, as well as examples of apps that are leveraging the power of these platforms.
Media publishers XO Group hosted Hack Upon a Cause in New York last weekend. ProgrammableWeb spoke with the organizers about how to manage a hackathon aimed at solving real world problems, and checked in with the FullStack Academy winners who learned to code at a bootcamp just four weeks prior to the event.
This year has seen an increasing number of creative agencies incorporating APIs into the way they work. Sure, PR and digital creatives are using APIs in their monitoring and analytics to measure reach and impact of their efforts, but increasingly, they are using APIs to funnel realtime data into the very fabric of their campaigns and to ramp up audience engagement around a brand's story. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Arvid Dyfverman from the award-winning Swedish PR agency, Deportivo, about how APIs are at the very center of their creative campaigns.
Facebook kills Yandex Wonder by denying access to the Facebook Graph API. Evernote announced an overhauled developer resource site that aims to please all. Plus: Google makes AdWords API usage free, building a RESTful API with ExpressionEngine templates and 12 New APIs.
Moxie Software has released Engage+,"the first social chat app that leverages Facebook’s social graph leveraging public profiles to target social visitors with unique proactive offers and provide agents with a rich set of social data." Until now, sales and customer service reps had access to limited customer data when interacting with customers via chat (e.g. customer name, purchase history, email, perhaps a few other data points). Engage+ utilizes Facebook's social graph to further understand and engage customers during chat conversations (e.g. age, brand likes, friends, mobile usage, and many more data points). Deeper profiling during a customer interaction allows companies to produce customized offers pinpointed at specific customers.
Last week Facebook rolled out several platform updates pertaining to Authentication, Social Plugins and the Graph API. Several key features were added to the platform; introduction of a new access token API endpoint, the launch of the Shared Activity Plugin and real-time update settings were added to the App Dashboard.
Use the Facebook Graph API to tag your OpenGraph stories with external location data. Why a Cloud API Standard is never likely to happen. Plus: a print button for any mobile app and a weather API acquisition.
Facebook is planning to update its Open Graph API to enhance the ability of developers to integrate location-based data to user’s newsfeeds and posts. Facebook announced its intention to develop this feature at the Where 2012 Conference in San Francisco last week.
One of the most consistently popular types of mashup is the search mashup. Our directory lists over 900 search mashups making it the third most popular type submitted. This week we're highlighting some of these mashups that have caught our eye in recent months. They go beyond searching the web and allow users to conduct searches on social platforms, data and historical archives. Read below for more details.
In recent months, Facebook has been working on finding new and improved ways of increasing user discovery and engagement with games built on the Facebook Graph API. Facebook has recently added games stories in the news feed that show users the games their friends are playing the most, as well as a games timeline unit and a games-only activity feed on the home page.
Facebook has published an update on submissions to its open graph actions, which lets developers include their own "verbs" in Facebook Timeline updates via the Facebook Graph API. Facebook says it has reviewed 90% of the applications and responded to developers with questions. The social network also has provided a checklist and best practices for submitting your own actions to the timeline.
Facebook is starting to approve additional "actions," verbs that let users go beyond Like. Developers can use Facebook timeline actions via the Facebook Graph API, but only if approved by the social network. Social shopping platform AddShoppers received approval for "want" and "own" and even has some Like-like buttons for those actions.
Facebook added subscriber data to its Facebook Graph APIand the Google AdWords API updated its SOAP validation. Wait, people still use SOAP? Plus, two sides to API frustration, a mobile app contest, HTTP API evolvability and six new APIs.
Google continues to clean its API house, knocking another couple APIs into the dustbin. Google Social Graph API was launched in 2008 with high hopes of an open social standard. The Picnik API is a photo editing service that Google acquired and incorporated into Picasa and most recently, Google Plus.
When Facebook announced its timeline partners yesterday, there were many familiar names on the list. Some were especially familiar to us because, in addition to now adding their "actions" to Facebook, they also provide APIs to access data created by their users.
During undergrad, I worked on a few side projects, with most of them using some sort of social-networking API. It was great learning some new skills and at the same time it was rewarding to tap into the vast networks of established sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Cue to postgrad and I had to complete a research component as part of my course requirements. With a nudge from my supervisor I asked the question: "Is it viable to have a generic social networking API? Will it be useful?"