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Postman has released Postman 6.0 which introduces Workspaces, an environment where groups of users can collaborate on API development projects and testing APIs. Individual developers can organize their work in personal workspaces and teams of developers can collaborate in team workspaces.
Ericsson, a provider of technology and services to telecom operators, has announced IoT Accelerator Marketplace, a capability that allows developers to leverage global cellular connectivity APIs from a variety of service providers, while providers can offer marketplace apps to enterprise customers.
Twitter yesterday announced updates to its developer platform terms that aim to reign in the use of automation by bad actors "to perform coordinated actions across multiple accounts." Twitter's updated policies forbid applications from posting identical content to multiple Twitter accounts.
Ozonetel has announced a speech API for its KooKoo telephony platform. Developers can use the tag to apply natural language processing to their IVR implementations. To demonstrate the offering, the company has published a simple, but powerful interactive demo to showcase.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Bitcoin, Open Data, and Collaboration. Highlights include the denoti API, which provides endpoints for dozens of finance, economic, cryptocurrency and banking data and integration services.
Stride, the team communications solution Atlassian launched in September, today announced new features designed to make it "an even more powerful communications solution." These features include new API capabilities that enable developers to build custom apps and messaging bots.
Guidebook, Inc. today announced new Integrations and an Open API to connect mobile event apps with CRM, event registration, and marketing automation software. The Guidebook Integrations help marketing, sales and event leads eliminate the hassle, errors and overhead of manual data entry.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Open Data, Bitcoin, and WebRTC. Featured today is Po.et API for securing digital assets with blockchain technology, and an API for interviewing job candidates via video. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Fitbit has announced that they are now offering cash rewards for researchers who find confirmed security vulnerabilities on their API, website and products. The program represents a merging of Fitbit's private and public programs and signals the device maker's commitment to security.
ARK, an all-in-one blockchain solution, has announced a v2 API "that links up networks of blockchains from any part of the world onto a unified ecosystem." The API is based on ARK's SmartBridge technology, which aims to to connect blockchains together and facilitate communication between them.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Games, and Payments. Highlights include the CarbonDoomsDay API which provides CO2 levels public data for applications and the MakePrintable API for analyzing 3D printable content.
Po.et has announced open API access to its block-chain based network for managing ownership of digital creative assets. The Frost API allows users to utilize the network without running the full Po.et node. Through the API, users can access the network with a username and password.
Despite the infinite compute power of the cloud and all the machine learning and artificial intelligence that thrives on that compute power, technology just falls short of our expectations. Which is exactly what happened when one developer gave Microsoft's Bing Speech Recognition API a whirl.
Amazon today announced the beta launch of a new version of the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) developer console that aims to streamline the experience of creating, managing and publishing Alexa skills. The new version of the developer console breaks the Alexa skill development lifecycle into four phases.
Scale API, a cloud-based training data and human microtasks platform, has launched Sensor Fusion Annotation API for LIDAR and RADAR point cloud data to help automobile OEMs and self-driving car companies accelerate the development of perception algorithms for autonomous vehicles.
Google yesterday announced that it will be updating the Google Maps APIs with a new basemap look and feel that is consistent with the look and feel that is now present across all Google products that incorporate Google Maps. The updated look and feel was implemented to improve user experience.
Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, today announced that its Marketing API is now available to all developers. The API allows third parties to programmatically buy ads in the Snapchat app and manage their advertising campaigns. It also offers additional targeting and testing functionality.
Software developed by the US government is technically in the public domain. But without clear direction on how to handle the public domain issue or what that means for using an open source license, agencies are often unclear on how to open source software and reap the benefits of re-using code.
Microsoft has moved Intune APIs in Microsoft Graph out of Preview and made them generally available. Intune APIs make it possible for Microsoft customers and partners to automate workloads, increase device management efficiency, and programmatically access EMS and Office 365 data (Microsoft Graph).