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Alphabet-funded startup Coord is offering an API to cities and transportation companies that allows them to access the data it has collected from mapping curbs. The API allows developers to search for curbs near a location by latitude and longitude and to retrieve information about those curbs.
DeepL has announced the launch of DeepL Pro, a fee-based subscription service for language translation. DeepL Pro includes an enhanced web translation service, a RESTful API for developers, and a software plug-in for translators. Texts and translations sent to DeepL are never stored.
Many of the world's most successful technology companies have seen their fortunes bolstered by offering open APIs, but incidents last week involving Facebook and Spotify demonstrate that open APIs are not without risk, especially when enforcement of API usage policies is lax.
PUBG has launched a test version of the PUBG Developer API. The API provides rich game data for developers looking to build tools and services around PUBG's popular battle royale game. PUBG anticipates the API will lead to apps and tools that expand what is currently available through OP.GG.
If you want any kind of credit these days, you’re going to get assessed by one of the private credit bureaus for credit worthiness. These bureaus rely on data from past and present creditors to evaluate your position. What they’re missing, however, is information from the IRS.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Animation, Social, Cryptocurrency, and Astrology. Also new to the directory are APIs for handling Location information and for global Payments operations. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Facebook this week announced it has opened its Instant Games platform to all developers. The platform, which had been in beta, allows developers to build HTML5-based games that can be played across Facebook directly within News Feeds and in Messenger conversations on desktop and mobile devices.
Travel booking giant Expedia, through its Expedia Affiliate Network, has launched EAN Rapid, a new platform for travel accomodation search and booking. The platform contains a number of APIs, including Geography, Shopping and Booking APIs, that affiliates can use to build booking applications.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Bitcoin, Science, and Animation. Highlights include the Studio Ghibli API which returns film data from the popular anime studio, and the OANDA (foreign) Exchange Rates API. Here's a look at what is new.
PartsTech, an automotive ecommerce technology company, has announced the launch of a new Parts Ordering API. By integrating the API into their shop management systems, auto shops will be able to more easily find auto parts, check prices, find local inventory, and make purchases.
OFX, a foreign currency exchange company, last week announced that its OFX Developers program has exited beta and is now open to all developers. OFX Developers offers a Payments API that gives developers 24/7 access to the global currency markets at rates more competitive than banks'.
Algolia, a hosted search engine API provider, today announced major updates to its Analytics platform, which include an enhanced Analytics API as well as a new Click Analytics API, with the aim of helping customers gain more visibility into how their users are performing searches.
Hootsuite added to its API portfolio with the Interaction History API. The API allows developers to monitor social media exchanges of its app users and other social media profiles. The goal of the API is to provide more context to social media exchanges. The API has Twitter and Facebook endpoints.
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.