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Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including QR Codes, eCommerce, Sports, and Backend. Highlights include an API that predicts football (soccer) match results and an API for Flow project management. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Rev.io, a provider of a usage-based billing platform for telecom and IoT companies, announced today a new REST API that gives the company's customers and partners the ability to programatically access usage-rating, metered billing, customer data, and inventory catalog information.
Twilio has moved Programmable Wireless out of beta and has made the product generally available (GA). The GA release of Twilio Programmable Wireless introduces updated data pricing, a Quote-based data pricing model, and improvements to the usage section of the Programmable Wireless Console.
With more than 6,000 active applications making more than 1 billion API calls each month, Intuit has revealed that it is working on a new QuickBooks Online API. The new API, along with the new QuickBooks Online v4, will contain improvements based largely on feedback provided by Intuit's customers.
One of the key parts of an API provider’s journey is offering documentation that contributes to a good developer experience when first encountering the API. But what should your documentation look like and how can it help potential customers through the steps of discovering your API?
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including IoT, Payments, and Religion. Highlights include an API for adding parental controls to applications to limit screen time, and an Apple Pay web payment request API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Tap Systems, the manufacturer of a wearable keyboard, mouse and game controller dubbed the Tap Strap, has unveiled SDKs that allows developers to create new kinds of applications. The Tap device uses sensors to detect the gestures users make and identify what they represent.
solo.io, a startup that aims to "glue" together microservices, monoliths, and serverless functions, has announced that its function gateway, aptly dubbed Gloo, now supports JSON-to-gRPC translation. This allows users to map their gateway APIs to any back-end whether it uses REST or gRPC.
Foursquare has launched Places API for Start-Ups which provides access to Foursquare location intelligence capabilities at a price point between the free tier account and the Enterprise tier account. The Places API allows companies to integrate apps with Foursquare platform data and capabilities.
The W3C has announced a new web authentication standard that provides an API for accessing public key credentials. The standard, which is being referred to as WebAuthn, would allow users to log into websites without having to use passwords and instead use authorization gestures on their phones.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Artificial Intelligence, Messaging, and iPaaS. Several APIs for returning company information and an API for calculating travel time and most efficient routes are highlights. Here's a rundown of what's new.
To help AWS customers handle credentials more securely, Amazon last week announced AWS Secrets Manager, a new service that allows AWS customers to store and retrieve passwords, OAuth credentials, binary data, and other types of secrets, such as API keys, via an API or the AWS CLI.
Last year, dating app OKCupid removed the ability for its users to view who had visited their profiles, but a developer this week revealed that visitor data had still been available via OKCupid's Visitor API. In a blog post, Zack Whipkey detailed how he was able to access detailed user information.
Google has announced a large overhaul of its Cloud Speech-to-Text product (formerly the Google Cloud Speech API). Google Cloud Speech-to-Text now supports a selection of pre-built models, automatic punctuation, recognition metadata, and standard service level agreement (SLA).
It’s an old adage but it’s true; if you want your API to succeed, treat it like a product. And one of the most important steps in any product’s lifecycle is when it gets released. James Higginbotham offers a 10-point checklist to help make sure that your API release runs as smoothly as possible.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Payments, and Project Management. Highlights include a low latency, high performance email service from SparkPost to its European customers, and AWS X-Ray SDKS. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Apple this week made the Payment Request API available for Apple Pay. The W3C-developed API works in Safari 11.1 on MacOS and Safari on iOS 11.3, allowing merchants and retailers to conduct transactions through Apple Pay, rather than alternatives such as credit/debt cards or PayPal.
SparkPost announced a version of its SparkPost API that is fully compliant with the upcoming GDPR in the EU. SparkPost EU is hosted in Europe as opposed the the US where the original API is hosted. The EU version brings compliancy as well as lower latency and increased performance to EU customers.
Amazon has launched a beta version of a Gadgets Skill API that allows developers to build game skills for Echo Buttons that work in conjunction with Amazon's Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Plus and Echo Spot devices. Using the new API, developers can create new kinds of gaming experiences.
Facing significant blowback from horrified organizations and users worldwide with respect to the Cambridge Analytica debacle, Facebook appears to be responding with swift action that will undoubtedly result in disgruntled developers and users.