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Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, PaaS, Finance, and Cryptocurrency. Featured APIs include a customer engagement platform for non-profits API from Jukko and MessageBird APIs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
In its effort to "deliver a developer-centric platform", eBay today announced that it is making its image recognition technology available to developers through an Image Search API. The API gives developers the ability to implement image search functionality into their apps.
Amazon today announced the open source release of its Alexa Auto SDK, which lets automakers integrate its Alexa service into their vehicles. Voice-based services like Amazon Alexa are a perfect fit for automobiles, as consumers are in many cases required by law to use hands-free devices.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Intelligence, and Accounting. Featured is an API for self-checkout at retail stores and an API for troubleshooting User Experience issues. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Hasuraa GraphQL-as-a-Service company, launched its open source GraphQL Engine which allows developers to migrate Postgres-based applications to GraphQL without having to write any backend code. The Hasura GraphQL engine can also be used to quickly build scalable GraphQL Applications on Postgres.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Insurance, Sentiment, and Mapping. Highlights include MapAnythings route optimization APIs and CoinMarketCap Professional API for retrieving cryptocurrency data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Travel marketplace TravelgateX has launched HotelX, a hotel accommodation aggregation and booking API. Using the API, third-party applications can allow their users to search for available hotel accommodations, obtain price quotes and reservation terms, and complete and manage bookings.
Although Twitter delayed the deprecation of its Streaming API a few times, the time has finally come. Next week, Twitter will deprecate Site Streams, User Streams, and legacy Direct Message endpoints. This move leaves Twitter clients like Twitterrific and Tweetbot with gaps in their functionality.
Earlier this week, Salesforce.com disclosed that a potential security issue with one of its APIs has been corrected. The issue impacted a subset of Salesforce.com Marketing Cloud customers that used Email Studio and Predictive Intelligence and no malicious activity related to the issue was detected.
Cloud communications provider MessageBird today launched Programmable Conversations, a single API that allows developers to integrate with a number of popular communication platforms. The platfroms supported in today's launch are SMS, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, Telegram and Line.
Textmunication first introduced its automated messaging platform last year. Now, the company has introduced a suite of new APIs that evolves the company into a complete CPaaS provider. With a continued focus on health clubs, Textmunication continues to add communication features to its platform.
Google has released the final, public version of Android P. The latest operating system will henceforth be known as Android 9 Pie (following Android 8 Oreo). The new platform gains APIs galore and Google wants developers to get to work optimizing their apps with the latest tools.
Tunity today announced the release of the Tunity SDK for Audio which allows for the implementation of white-labeled versions of its TV audio streaming technology. Tunity's streaming tech enables a business' customers the ability to hear live audio from muted televisions on their own devices.
Less than a year after Cloudflare launched a beta version of its video platform, Cloudflare has now made Stream generally available. The Stream video platform allows developers to integrate video without giving up control to third party video providers, or having to invest in video infrastructure.
MapAnything describes itself as a Location of Things company. Recently, the company introduced a suite of APIs that provide programmatic access to its routing and optimization engines. The company is specifically focused on fleets and routing B2B companies, and plans to introduce more APIs soon.
Upon seeing the headline to this article, API experts will likely scratch their heads wondering why the journal of the API economy (ProgrammableWeb) would indirectly suggest that REST and Swagger are comparable to the point that an article about their differences is warranted.
Nineteen APIs have been added to ProgrammableWeb in categories including Credit Cards, Messaging, and Gambling. Highlights include an API for issuing physical and virtual Stripe payment cards, and the Alexa Customer Profile API for retrieving Alexa customer contact information.
CoinMarketCap has launched a professional version of its cryptocurrency market data API. The company's original public API is included as the free tier of the Professional API. The API includes endpoint categories across a spectrum of market data including exchange, currency, and market data.
Twilio has announced the Twilio API for WhatsApp which allows developers to integrate with applications nearly every messaging channel via one Twilio Messaging API. Among the messaging channels the API supports are SMS, MMS, Facebook Messenger, RCS, LINE and the newly added API for WhatsApp.