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simPRO, a business management software provider focused on the trade service industries, has launched an API for integrating its services with third party applications. The API grants access to simPRO's entire suite of Enterprise and Service level features. The API will be available globally.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Sentiment, Analytics, and Auto. Featured APIs include the Twinword Emotion Analysis API for analyzing sentiment in text, and the Google Cloud Inference API, currently in Alpha release. Here's a look at what is new.
This week Facebook expanded their bug bounty program to now accept reports about vulnerabilities in third-party apps and services that connect to Facebook user accounts in addition to reports related to its own products. This is the social giant's latest nod towards protecting its users' data.
Google is testing its Cloud Inference API in an alpha release. The API allows developers to index and load datasets from multiple data sources from Google Cloud Storage, execute inference queries over loaded datasets, unload or cancel datasets, and get status updates for datasets sent to processing.
Amazon has released the Alexa Gadgets Toolkit (Beta) which includes a number of self-service APIs, technical documentation, and sample code that developers can use to build an Alexa Gadget that incorporates some of the available Gadget Interfaces such as wake word detection, speech, and reminders.
For the second time in six months, a Grindr API security flaw has exposed location data of Grindr users. The latest security flaw involves a private Grindr API that fails to block third party access. Developers have exposed the flaw and are able to track the location of users to within 5 meters.
Kong Inc., a microservices API company, has announced Kong 1.0, the latest version of its open-source microservice API gateway. This latest version of the Kong platform includes a variety of features such as support for service mesh deployments and Kubernetes Ingress controller.
Twinword, a company providing text analysis APIs, has announced the launch of their Emotion Analysis API. The API is capable of analyzing a paragraph of text and identifying six different emotions to help marketers understand their users and tailor apps to how they are feeling.
Google recently released a beta version of Chrome 70. In addition to updates to its Web Authentication API, Chrome 70 includes access to the Shape Detection API through a Chrome origin trial. The API allows faces, barcodes, and text to be detected within images found on the web.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Insurance, and Supply Chain. Featured today is the Aidlab API for interacting with health and fitness biosensors, and Tyntec cloud communication APIs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
This week, customer engagement company Urban Airship released a beta SDK for iOS in advance of the public release of iOS 12. The SDK offers full support for Grouped Notifications, Critical Alerts and Provisional Authorization, three new features that are meant to give users more granular control
Microsoft has released a new Microsoft 365 Secure Score API which includes new updates such as integration with Microsoft’s Security Graph API, the addition of dual entities, and availability in the Microsoft Graph Explorer. This API replaces the original Microsoft Office 365 Secure Score API.
HubSpot announced a beta for its Calling API. The API allows third party telephony providers to use their own calling features with HubSpot. Without this API, HubSpot partners needed to rely on HubSpot's native calling features. The beta is open to Sales Hub and Service Hub Enterprise Customers.
We recently covered a competition that asks developers to create tools that will aid in natural disaster preparedness and relief. In light of this, and with Hurricane Florence fast approaching the Carolinas, we wanted to make sure Developers could find the tools they need to build life saving apps.
eBay has introduced HeadGaze, a technology that allows users to control an iPhone through head motions. The technology uses Apple's ARKit and resulted in a test app that allows users to swipe through deals on eBay (HeadSwipe). eBay has open sourced the technology and posted on GitHub.
Bloomberg has launched Enterprise Access Point, a website that provides "ready-to-use" datasets which includes regulatory, pricing, and reference. The website also allows clients to use a RESTful API to programmatically retrieve complete and comprehensive data from Bloomberg's publishing platform.
With no prior warning, Twitter has changed how apps can access images sent through Twitter's Direct Message API. Twitter was unable to give prior notice for security purposes, but the changes are in effect. Twitter encourages developers who access images through the API to check their integration.
Clearcover has expanded its car insurance API platform to include SmartLink and a Lead API along with a Quote API. Using these APIs, partners can integrate with applications Clearcover platform capabilities such as data collection, display prices, and view changes to coverage elections.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Messaging, and Privacy. Featured today are APIs for tracking time, enabling payment services, and adding reviews services to applications. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google's Photos Library API is now generally available. The API helps developers easily consume and use photos and videos through connecting, uploading, and sharing functionality. While the API is open for use, Google introduced a Google Photos partner program for large integrations.