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Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Open Data, and DevOps. Today's highlights include an API for returning Harry Potter data, and an API for forecasting surfing reports. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
BigBelly is a smart waste management company. BigBelly customers can manage their fleet and waste/recycling stations through the CLEAN platform. Now, BigBelly is opening up API access to the many datasets collected through the CLEAN platform. API access is available to CLEAN platform users.
Steam has built out a global network over the years to ensure low latency, QoS, and protection from DoS attacks. A recent Steamworks SDK update allows Steam partners to access Steam's internal network so that the partners can leverage the same infrastructure that has made Steam resilient.
Segment shares its experience developing with both the microservices and monolithic architecture, and details the pros and cons of each and why they chose the monolith in the end. The journey was a difficult one. The company's developers where pushed to their limits, but they succeeded in the end.
ActiveWizards presents a valuable profile of the most capable text processing APIs. No longer just robust search engines, test processing evaluates many aspects of a document, such as its subject, tone, classification, and more. Let these APIs give you control of your growing content database.
ProgrammableWeb recently reported on a security breach that LandMark White, Australia's largest independent property valuation and property consultancy firm, had blamed on an insecure API. The aftermath of this incident has led to several key executives stepping down from their positions.
Recent tech advancements for stock trading are changing the game for brokerages. APIs that analyze sentiment or predict prices based on historical data can up the ante for stock trading apps. We've sifted through hundreds of API entries in our Stocks category to bring readers these highlights.
Nineteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Holidays, Payments, Time Tracking and Background. Highlights include APIs for business proposals, pet adoption, air quality, and team collaboration. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
The decision “to API or not to API?” should not be a technology conversation. Many companies fail after attempting to monetize APIs without specific business outcomes in mind. That journey, marked by a four pillar API strategy blueprint, starts with a business conversation and "outside-in" thinking.
Google this week released the first developer preview of Android Q, marking the beginning of a months-long journey that will eventually see the operating system reach phones, tablets, and more. As it does each year, Google jammed the OS upgrade with a batch of APIs for developers to put to work.
RingCentral further integrated its communications features within enterprise systems. RingCentral Embeddable uses RingCentral's core voice and SMS features and allows access to such features within third party apps. The new e-Discovery and message retention APIs allows better compliance reporting.
A recent survey shows 27% of Americans choose not to publish something online for fear of harassment. Some of tech's most innovative companies are scrambling to combat toxic and abusive online speech. A new Jigsaw/Google Chrome extension, Tune, allows users to limit their viewed toxic comments.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Bitcoin, Food, Music, and eCommerce. Featured today are an API for enhancing baby care apps, an API for bike sharing services, and an API for retrieving hiking trails data. Here's a rundown of what is new.
The insurance industry, one traditionally very apprehensive of technological innovation is now seeing the need for an enhanced digital experience for its business technology consumers. APIs are seen as a technology that can help the industry in a number of ways that are explained in this article.
As many carriers begin to block burst SMS campaigns from short codes and toll free numbers, Bandwidth is empowering businesses with the ability to perform burst campaigns from local numbers. Using 10DLC SMS routes, Bandwidth has introduced its Local A2P API to build trust through local numbers.
Facebook has come under fire for what the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and others are calling a gross abuse of data collected to facilitate two-factor authentication (2FA). The problem: Facebook is using phone numbers it collects for 2FA for other purposes that are not clear to users.
Call of Duty gamers that track their stats through third party stat tracking apps aren't pleased with a recent API update. For the time being, third party apps cannot track stats through the Call of Duty API. Activision intends to turn stat tracking back on, but needs to make privacy changes first.
Despite the recent privacy snafus from some social media platforms, developers are just as interested in creating social applications as they ever were. Here we take a look at some the social APIs in ProgrammableWeb's directory that get the most traffic, and what developers can do with them.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Sports, Identity, Privacy, Statistics, and Rewards. One highlight today is the ShotTracker API which utilizes IoT sensors to provide real-time basketball stats. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google this week made Coral available to developers as a public beta. Google built Coral to boost the presence of on-device artificial intelligence. Making the AI calculations possible on a local, rather than server, level eliminates latency and improves the turn-around time for results.