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Learn how Freemius, a WordPress plugin business services company that provides management tools to developers, dealt with a security vulnerability in its SDK. The company describes the struggles it had working with people in the industry as it tried to manage how best to roll out its fix.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Healthcare, Design, and Cryptocurrency. Highlights include an API for the Sketch graphic design editor and an API for Decentraland virtual reality platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
A research team at North Carolina State University has published findings regarding API token and cryptographic key leaks. The team scanned public GitHub repositories for almost six months and covered 13% of public repositories. Thousands of leaks occur daily, many go unremedied.
There are no shortage of applications for getting and staying fit available these days. Developers looking to create or enhance applications to keep us healthy and fit can look at our list of APIs from ProgrammableWeb's Nutrition category to drill down to the nutrients in recipes and meals.
Researchers found a flaw in Chromium-based browsers that left devices open to attack. A bug in WebView made it possible for hackers to install malware and/or instant apps that could then hook into the owner's browsing and log-in data. The problem impacts all versions of Android since 4.4 KitKat.
Vonage is bolstering its cloud communication suite with the APIs it purchased through its Nexmo acquisition. A new feature for its Vonage Business Cloud platform, called Number Programmability, leverages the Nexmo API suite to empower Vonage numbers with a host of new features.
Twitter has been working to protect their platform from spam and abuse by imposing additional restrictions on new developers. Twitter seems ready to double down on these efforts, as the company today announced that it will soon adjust the rate limits for two Twitter API endpoints.
Whitepages Pro, a digital identity verification company, has introduced its Transaction Risk API. The API provides instantaneous risk scoring for transactions of all type. The risk score is based on email, IP, phone, address and name of the party attempting to complete a transaction.
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.
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.
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.
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.