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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).
TomTom has launched an API that provides programmatic access to personalized audio traffic reports for drivers. Developers can use the TomTom Audio Traffic API to integrate personalized traffic reports with in-car entertainment applications and driver-oriented mobile applications.
Nine more APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Images, Analytics, Weather and Insurance. Highlights include an API for forecasting UV Index and an API for add translation functions based on a devices location. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Episerver, a software company that offers a commerce and content platform, yesterday announced the launch of a new headless API. Episerver says the headless API enables "content as a service." It is designed to allow users of the company's platform to bypass the presentation layer of its platform.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Images, Transportation, and Medicine. Featured today are APIs from GoCompare for financial services comparisons and from eHealthMe for drug trial research data. Here's a look at the newest additions.
Mozilla, the organization behind the popular Firefox web browser, yesterday formally unveiled Project Things, "an open framework for connecting your devices to the web." Created with the goal of creating a decentralized IoT, Mozilla announced its intent to build such a framework last year.
Baker, a customer relationship management (CRM) platform for the cannabis industry, today announced the addition of an API to its integrations program. The API provides Baker partners with access to normalized, real-time inventory, order, and customer data, and is available to select partners.
Microsoft has announced the general availability of the Azure Budgets API which includes new enhancements. Among the API updates are support for usage budgets (currently supported for enterprise customers only), support for Azure action groups, and an updated version of the usage details API.
Six more APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including DevOps, Bitcoin, and Automation. Featured today is the Google Apps Script API for use with developing additions for Google's G-Suite office applications. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Maxime Locqueville of Algolia is often asked what tool the company uses for API documentation. He gives the name but he’s tempted to say it’s not an important question. What matters more than the software rendering your docs is the quality of the content.