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TensorFlow 2.0 is almost here. The team originally announced TensorFlow 2.0 late last year, and now more details have been announced. A public preview is expected in early this year with a new central API model, new features, changes, and a particular focus on experimentation.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, News Services, and Authentication. Featured APIs include an API for Instagram content publishing for businesses and an API for public records and government transparency. Here's a look at what is new.
JETCO has opened an API exchange for banks regional to Hong Kong. The exchange provides a single access point to over 200 APIs from 13 banks. The APIs provide access to banking services offered from the participant banks. The API exchange is open for developers across industries.
This week Microsoft announced a few updates to their Azure Blockchain Workbench, a platform for building blockchain applications. The release of v 1.6.0 brings with it new features including application versions, an egress messaging API, and streamlined smart contract development.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Hardware, and Networking. Highlights include APIs for retrieving digital content from the University of California, and an API which returns the elevation of an application user.
Instagram has updated the Content Publishing API, a subset of the Instagram Graph API endpoints, to allow members with business accounts to schedule the publication of video content. Until recently, only direct photo publishing was available through the API.
RigoBlock has taken the next step in its vision to empower developers to build their own decentralized asset management platforms. The company is offering API access to the same protocol on which it built its own platform. The protocol creates a pool of tokens available for decentralized management.
Ockam refers to itself as the Twilio of IoT. With that tagline, it's hoping to make IoT developers' lives much easier with simple IoT development tools that scale and interoperate with ease. Accordingly, the Ockam SDK is now open sourced at GitHub. SDK users become part of the Ockam Network.
Spotware has released the second version of its open trading platform API: cTrader Open API. Unlike its private API, which is available to brokers only, cTrader Open API is available for anyone who is interested in building tools for traders. V2.0 opts for Protocol Buffering instead of REST.
Square has announced the release of a software development kit that provides developers with all the tools necessary to accept payments in their applications via Square. The In-App Payments SDK is available for iOS, Android, and Flutter.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, 3D, and Location. Featured today is an API that detemines if email addresses are disposable, and an API for creating panoramic 3D grapics. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
UK banking API provider, TrueLayer, has made its first major international expansion. Starting this month, the company is beginning to build its presence in Germany. A full, public beta for the Germany Data API is scheduled to begin in March 2019. Roadmap countries include France, Italy, and Spain.
GitHub announced that it will provide users with free access to an unlimited amount of private repositories, the only restriction being a limit of 3 collaborators per repository. GitHub also announced the unification of key enterprise products, with the intention of providing increased flexibility.
Google has added a new category of devices for targeting to the AdWords API. Connected TV allows developers to target devices connected to TVs for display and video ads. This applies to smart TVs, gaming consoles, and streaming devices such as Chromecast, Roku, and AppleTV.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Mapping, eCommerce, and Blockchain. Highlights include two APIs for adding localization functions to Bing Maps and an API for proximity marketing via Bluetooth technology. Here's a look at what is new.
Neurotechnology introduced a lite version of its VeriLook SDK. The new SDK, Face Verification SDK, has a smaller library and is targeting mobile technology and apps that need enhanced security (e.g. banks, ecommerce, login providers, payment processors, etc.). SDK available across most platforms.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including File Sharing, Humor, and Travel. Highlights include an API for detecting sentiment and sarcasm in text, and an API for determining language about travel from search queries. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
This list of APIs from 2018 encompasses earth and Human Health, Environment, and the Internet of Things. Developers looking to develop applications for Home Automation, Fitness, Healthcare, Weather, Climate, Energy, and Sustainability may find these choices worthy of a look.
Facebook is at the center of another privacy controversy. This time, the most popular Android apps are involved. Almost half of the apps on the Google Play store have the ability to share data with Facebook, and it looks like many of them are sharing automatically (no Facebook account is needed).
Bits of Gold is a leading cryptocurrency exchange in Israel. Although cryptocurrency adoption in Israel continues to lag behind the rest of the world, Bits of Gold believes that an API that allows customers to pay in cryptocurrency and merchants to receive the value in dollars or Shekels will help.