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Mozilla Firefox 60, an upcoming version of the popular web browser that is expected to be released in May, will disable the W3C Proximity and Ambient Light APIs over fears that they could be abused by hackers and advertisers to, among other things, access browser data without user knowledge.
VoiceBase, a provider of AI-powered speech analytics, yesterday announced an update to its Speech Analytics API. The updated API allows organizations to evaluate and categorize voice calls, as well as to build scorecards, reports, dashboard and key performance indicators (KPIs).
Twilio has launched Twilio Flex, a cloud-based contact center platform that is fully programmable and allows businesses to engage with customers via a variety of channels. Twilio Flex is currently in preview and the company plans on making the platform generally available by the end of 2018.
In this part of the API testing series, we take a look at LoadView, a combination monitoring and load testing tool. If your company has a DevOps role, that may be the main user. Otherwise, this tool will most likely be used by a combination of people in testing and development roles.
Nineteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Search, and Screenshots. Featured today is an API for adding personal safety features to applications and an API that provides data from the Mars Curiosity rover. Here's a look at what is new.
ScoreStream, a high school sports app and platform, recently announced the launch of a public ScoreStream Local Sports API. The API offers access to data, including schedules and scores, for 10,000 to 15,000 high school games every week while schools are in session, as well as other sporting data.
Episerver has released its new Headless API. The API is built to streamline and simplify delivery of digital content across applications and platforms. Regardless of channel or device, Episerver envisions the Headless API will take the technical pressure off of those providing digital content.
The latest Chrome 65 release includes two new APIs: CSS Paint API and Server Timing API. The CSS Paint API allows an image to be programmatically generated whenever a CSS property of a web page expects an image. The Server Timing API is used to track performance timing of the server for a website.
Episerver recently announced the launch of Episerver Insight and a new Headless API to help organizations gain visitor intelligence. Episerver Insight allows marketers and merchandisers to track and visualize the digital behavior of both authenticated customers and anonymous visitors.
The next iteration of Android is here. Google this week released Android P Developer Preview 1, an early build of its refreshed core Android platform. Android P is awash in new APIs for developers to put to work creating powerful apps that will bring new and exciting experiences to end users.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Mapping, and Localization . Also new to the directory is an API to run reports from Google regarding website abusive experiences and the Mapline API for creating maps from data on spreadsheets.
Google's updated developer preview of Android Things adopts the latest version of Android Oreo, the latest version of Google Play Services, and adds new APIs for managing Bluetooth performance. Google also took pains to address developer feedback in version 7 of this preview.
Microsoft's Azure team has released a beta version of its Azure SDK for Go. The primary use for the SDK is for to connect Azure apps to data sources such as Cosmos DB and Azure Storage. Additionally, the SDK provides authentication capabilities and certain provisioning services.
Google has announced early access to its Cloud Healthcare API. The API provides access to a solution for ingesting and managing key healthcare data. The API also allows users to make that healthcare data available in order to apply machine learning and enable analytics in the cloud.
Microsoft has announced that the Bing Entity Search API is now generally available in eleven markets including the United States and Canada. The Bing Entity Search API provides contextual information about real-world entities such as people, places, things, and local businesses.
Twenty-One APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Video, Chat, and Air Travel. Highlighted today is an API for cross application social engagement for games, and an API that predicts the best time to buy airline tickets.
GraphQL offers providers an alternative to REST, especially as the number of API clients has increased, and in some cases GraphQL offers a number of advantages over REST. GraphQL does have it's pain points and this article takes a look at what those are and how to solve for them.
Microsoft today announced a number of AI-related updates to its Azure platform, including a public preview of Microsoft Custom Vision Service for creating state-of-the-art computer vision models, improvements to its facial recognition API service, and the general availability of Bing Entity Search.
On Tuesday, Google announced the general availability of a Cloud Billing Catalog API that offers real-time access to authoritative Google Cloud Platform (GCP) list pricing. The Cloud Billing Catalog API is part of the Google Cloud Billing API and allows GCP users to manage billing programatically.