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Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, Cryptocurrency and Spreadsheets. Featured today is an API for Insurance brokers to fetch data about policies and customers, and an API for sonar imaging. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
While we typically associate API trading with big brokerages or hedge funds running high-frequency arbitrage strategies, in reality, it's a broader market with many more opportunities for entry than most people think. API trading involves executing trades that are generally placed by an algorithm.
Google recently announced the beta release of three new AI features for the Google Cloud Video Intelligence API. With the addition of Text Detection, Object Tracking, and Speech Transcription, the API is now more capable of handling common video challenges.
GraphQL is moving to a vendor-neutral, open source foundation. The GraphQL Foundation will be hosted by Linux Foundation, and the project will be run under an open governance model. The transition from Facebook to the foundation is ongoing, but a preliminary list of founding members is ready.
Mapillary has launched an open-source SDK for its street-level image platform. The SDK allows users to process and upload images to the platform. The more images uploaded, the more up to date and more robust maps become within third party apps. Currently, over 390 million images have been uploaded.
Squarelink, an access tool for blockchain apps and services, has launched along with its public REST API. The API lets blockchain applications to retrieve transactions, data, and user account information upon permission by the user. The startup also plans on releasing open source client SDKs soon.
Playing a game of catch-up, Samsung said developers will soon be able to integrate their apps into Bixby, the company's personal assistant. Since launch, Bixby has failed to gain traction with users and it is far behind Amazon's Alexa, Google's Assistant, and even Apple's Siri. Will this fix it?
Today, Google is hosting the annual Android Dev Summit and has announced a set of new features and upgrades aimed at increasing developer productivity and user engagement. The updates include a new In-App Updates API that allows applications to update in the background while being used.
Apollo is a premier name in GraphQL. The company has launched what it's calling its "flagship product." The Apollo GraphQL Platform serves as a marketplace of data and data services within organizations that leverage GraphQL. Apollo's tagline for the product says it all: "Do GraphQL right."
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Real Estate, Electronic Signature, and CRM. Featured today are APIs from Sensorlab for retrieving sensor data such as motion and ambient light changes. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
At Intuit’s annual conference, QuickBooks Connect, some details were shared about the latest version of their QuickBooks Online API, currently open to partners. Included was a look at the Payroll functionality, long desired by Intuit’s developer community, and notes on the move to GraphQL.
Australia introduced a Consumer Data Right roughly a year ago. While the government plans to enforce the right in the banking sector first, no legislation has yet compelled implementation. Nevertheless, Data61 published a working draft standard for the core standard principles and a banking API.
Moonlighting, a freelance hiring platform that first opened in 2014, recently announced the open release of the Moon API. The API allows staffing professionals and recruiters to post short and long-term projects on the company’s platform, reaching over 650,000 users.
Amazon just made setting reminders with Alexa a lot easier. The Reminders API allows developers to include reminders within a particular skill in three simple steps. Prior to the Reminders API, customers needed to remember to create the right skill at the right time to get a specific reminder.
KeyedIn today announced a new API Version 3 that makes it easier for its customers to share or extract project and portfolio data with other business software solutions for a more complete view of their businesses in real time.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Books, Sports and Billing. Highlights include Google's Firebase Management API and the Caselaw Access Project API which provides free access to millions of law books. Here's a look at what is new.
After a year of beta testing its in-app messaging platform, Pusher has released Chatkit to general availability. Chatkit includes a set of APIs that comes loaded with a number of features that users have come to expect from any mainstream chat service (typing indicators, file sharing, and more).
Few trends exemplify the idea of FOMO the way blockchain trends do. But should you invest your time or money into it? This article offers some ways that you can get started with blockchain so that you can be aware of a rapidly growing and evolving market and make the best decision for yourself.
Amazon has made its Music Skill API generally available in the Alexa Skills Kit. This API is meant for music service providers, such as Spotify or Pandora, and allows them to add their music service to Alexa-powered devices. Once connected, subscribers will be able to ask for their tunes by voice.
This tutorial will show you how to make a heatmap using Mapbox GL JS. Heatmaps can be used to display a large amounts of points in a visually engaging way for your audience. Here we refer to heatmaps as a visualization that is useful for showing the density of points over an area.