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Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including VoIP, Background, and Home Automation. Featured today is an API for searching for specific phrases within podcasts, an API for credit score verification, and one for integrating with branded email signatures.
Amazon this week announced that it has added support for S3 Select in the AWS SDK for Ruby. Amazon S3 Select allows developers to retrieve subsets of data from objects stored in S3 using simple SQL expressions. The AWS SDK for Ruby now allows developers to use the S3 #select_object_content API.
ClearCare, a leader in home care technology, has launched an API for its home care platform. The API will help streamline communication between the various service providers in home care with other stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem including hospitals, insurance companies, etc.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Security, Banking, and WebRTC. Highlights include the Google Hangouts Chat API and several APIs for integrating with CA Veracode security elearning services. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Marvel has launched the Marvel API. Through the API, developers gain programmatic access to the core functionality of the Marvel App. With the API, developers can build bots, dashboards, integrations, or entirely new apps on top of the Marvel API. The goal is to streamline collaborative projects.
Twilio has announced the launch of a public beta for its Recording Composition API. The Recording Composition API allows developers to transcode, combine and mix Group Room video recordings, which are stored in separate audio and video tracks, programmatically, eliminating manual complexity.
Mapbox continues to enhance mapping features designed for gaming in the AR space with new features to its Maps Unity SDK. Specifically, Mapbox has added new features to points of interest and augmented reality to the latest version of the SDK. Mapbox will demonstrate next week at its Locate event.
AWS DeepLens is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com. AWS DeepLens is a deep learning-enabled video camera for developers. The initial release of the camera will include six sample projects, and it comes with pre-trained models, tutorials, code, and other tools for developers.
Microsoft has unveiled a Speech Devices SDK that allows manufacturers of microphone-enabled devices to integrate their devices with the cloud-based Microsoft Speech service. The Speech Devices SDK consists of a pre-tuned library that is paired with a microphone-enabled device.
At its annual Unite conference earlier this month, hosted ecommerce platform Shopify announced a number of major product announcements, including several that impact the company's developer ecosystem. As part of this, Shopify announced that its admin API will support GraphQL.
Microsoft uses docs.microsoft.com as its single repository for all API docs, reference material, code samples, and other developer resources. Microsoft has updated the repository with two new features (REST API Browser and Try It) to help developers easily find relevant APIs test APIs.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Marketing, Nutrition, and Games. Highlights include an API for integrating Stratfor Worldview service, provides intelligence, predictions, and news regarding global issues. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Amazon has announced the general availability of its Sumerian AWS service, a solution for building virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D applications. According to Amazon, Sumerian requires no special skills to use and is "the fastest and easiest way to create VR, AR, and 3D experiences."
Revolut has expanded its Revolut for Business offering by extending banking services through an Open API. The API is designed to integrate with internal business systems and tools, as well as third party applications and workflows that businesses rely on to operate their businesses.
Twitter has announced that it is delaying the shutdown of legacy APIs as its new Account Activity API is now generally available to all developers. The legacy APIs, namely the Site Streams and User Streams APIs, as well as Direct Message endpoints, were slated to be turned off on June 19.
Twenty APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Marketing, Mapping, and Weather. Highlights include the GitHub Checks API, which gives developers to build solutions for continuous integration, linting and acceptance testing. Here's a look at what is new.
Favstar, a service that helps users "find great tweets and interesting people to follow", has announced that it will be shutting down next month because of changes Twitter is making to its APIs. Favstar's creator, Tim Haines, was left with no choice but to shut his service down due to API changes.
Stratfor has launched its Enterprise API which provides access to the company’s complete repository of global geopolitical content. Content that can be access with the API includes statistics and coordinates for global events, country threat indices, and actionable geopolitical forecasts.
Edamam announced its latest API serving the diet and nutrition space. The Food Database API provides access to common foods bought in stores or ordered in restaurants. The API uses natural language processing to extract food information and search based on food name, nutrients, and more.
A new feature in Android P will crash apps that become unresponsive without prompting users, creating the potential for developers to receive fewer crash reports. In previous versions of Android, a dialog is displayed to users when an app that is in the foreground stops responding.