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Mapbox has announced a Unity SDK that provides a mapping platform, similar to the AR mapping of Pokemon Go, to developers across the gaming industry. With the major success of Pokemon Go, maps could be the foundation for a new generation of AR and VR games and Mapbox aims to capitalize.
Twilio has introduced an Add-on Management API developers can use to programmatically install, configure, and enable Add-ons in apps. Developers can now add Twilio Add-on capabilities to applications that end users can easily enable without the need for manual configuration and email interactions.
GitHub announced a number of new tools within its developer toolset. V4 of its API, the GitHub Marketplace and GitHub Apps highlight the announcements. V4 marks a significant transition as GitHub's core API is now the GitHub GraphQL API. The new version is far more flexible than previous versions.
The Internet of Things has seen significant growth in the last few years and enterprises are looking to manage their large device installations. Big players in the cloud space have been positioning themselves as IoT platform providers, since they have many of the necessary services in place.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Weather, Recommendations, HealthCare, and Video. Highlights today include APIs from TwitchTV, Yelp, and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Amazon Alexa users are accustomed to asking the device for information and receiving a prompt response (typically with the appropriate information). Amazon recently announced that notification capability will soon be available that makes Alexa, and Alexa-enabled devices, the conversation starter.
Google has introduced a one-click payment experience via a new Payment Request API. The API eliminates the need for a traditional checkout experience by handling the payment experience through a simple API call. The service is not a payment method, nor does it integrate with payment processors.
Google is shutting down the Cloud Prediction API on April 30, 2018. After this date, the API will no longer be accessible. The company is recommending developers migrate applications to the Google Cloud Machine Learning Engine, a managed service that can be used to build machine learning models.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Mapping, Search, PaaS, and Education. Highlighted today is an API for managing, editing, and delivering images from Amend Cloud and APIs from DigitalGlobe for accessing Earth satellite imagery.
The API platform extends the company's cloud integration capabilities. With a goal of delivering capabilities for designing, prototyping, documenting, testing, and managing the proliferation of APIs, Oracle integrated Oracle tools with capabilities gained through its recent Apiary acquisition.
Video sharing platform Vimeo plans on adding the tus resumable upload protocol to its API in late 2017. The addition of tus to the Vimeo API will allow developers to build applications that provide new ways to upload videos and allow users to upload videos to Vimeo in multiple sessions.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Security, Background, and Messaging. Also new to the directory are SDKs including ABBYY Real-Time Recognition SDK, which allows smartphones to perform instant OCR. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Nvidia has released Audio and 360 Video SDKs to help simplify VR development. The NVIDIA VRWorks Audio SDK delivers realistic audio in VR environments. The NVIDIA VRWorks 360 Video SDK allows developers to capture and stitch together video feeds into a single 360-degree panoramic video.
Parasoft, maker of the SOAtest API testing tool, announced a number of enhancements to the tool. A thin client interface, enhanced workflows, and Shift-left performance testing headline the updates. The overarching goal of the updates is to provide quicker, broader access to data.
Microsoft continued its expansion of its Graph API portfolio with multiple API announcements at its latest Build developer conference. Specific API announcements include updates to SharePoint, OneNote, Planner, and translator APIs. Additionally, new Insights APIs were announced.
Roughly a year and a half after Unsplash began opening its API to third parties, the company has opened the floodgates to its API. The company boldly opened up the API that the photo community Web app currently runs on. Further, API access is totally unrestricted and completely free.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Data, Finance, and E-Signatures. Highlights today include IBM QISKit for working with IBM Quantum Experience hardware and an API from eWise for financial spending data analysis. Here's a look at what's new.
IBM recently announced that it has open sourced its API Microgateway. The API Microgateway is a programmable API gateway that aims to help developers secure and control both microservices and APIs. It helps developers publish existing services as APIs or create new APIs from existing data sources.
RiskIQ announced API updates to its cyber event investigation platform: PassiveTotal. The updates include the addition of projects and monitoring. Projects allow users to organize investigations within third party security infrastructure. Monitoring provides alert and response capability.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Photos, Healthcare and Artificial Intelligence. Featured today is an API for 3D modeling marketplace CGTRader, and the Hayo smart home remote control API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.