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The W3C, an international standards organization that manages internet protocols, has announced that the Web Audio API is now an official standard. This designation signifies that W3C has vetted the technology in an industry-inclusive manner that is intended to accelerate adoption.
Fabrick, an open banking ecosystem, has launched two products that are built upon Mastercard finance APIs and are intended to reduce time-to-market for new financial products. The new products, InControl for Business and Identity Check Mobile, are provided through Fabrick’s Open Finance platform.
IQVIA, a health information technology and clinical research solution provider, is currently running its COVID-19 Healthcare App Challenge, a hackathon-style competition for developers that wish to leverage the recently released IQVIA HealthCare Locator SDK. The event runs through June 28th.
Akamai, a content delivery network (CDN) services provider, has outlined the latest release of its EdgeWorkers platform. The edge computing platform gains improvements that are aimed at simplifying code deployment, reducing data latency, and optimizing API traffic.
When Apple announced in mid-2020 that it would acquire the popular weather app Dark Sky, developers knew that it was only a matter of time before they would need to find a new source for weather data. Soon after, Apple announced that the API would be taken down at the end of 2021.
We are all made of stars. So it's no wonder astrology is booming these days. Developers wanting to get in on this profitable trend need to discovery the proper Astrology APIs. ProgrammableWeb has got that covered. Here are the seven most popular Astrology APIs from our directory.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Graphics, Copyright, and Sustainability. Highlights include an API for gun policy data around the world, and an API that helps check for source code plagiarism. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Facebook has announced the release of the Graph API v11.0 and Marketing API v11.0 as well as moving the Platform SDK to v11.0. These updates include breaking changes that will require developers to update their applications to ensure compatibility. The Instagram Basic Display API was also updated.
Google has announced V8 of its ads API and is notifying devs that in order to take advantage of some of the release's new features, updating code is necessary. This update includes new cross-account bidding strategies, improvement to sales tracking, and new label management options.
Prior to its purchase by Apple, Shazam had made quite the name for itself in the music recognition business. Hear a song but just don’t know the name? Shazam had your back. Once the company was gobbled up by Apple, this functionality found its way into iOS and has been ubiquitous ever since.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Sustainability, Writing, and Sports. Highlights include an API from Mastercard for offsetting carbon emissions for transactions and and API for Quran translation. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
In 2018, as part of the iOS 12 release, Apple added screen time tracking capabilities for the iPhone. Since that time developers have been pushing Apple to make the data exposed by this functionality available via API. The tech giant has finally acquiesced.
Like most everything these days, election processes are going through a digital transformation. Technology for determining voter eligibility, polling, registering voters, campaigning voting,vote counting, election data and more is now available through APIs. Here are ten popular Voting APIs.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Sustainability, Writing and Travel. Highlights include an API that retrieves data about COVID-19 travel restrictions and an API for tracking down plagiarism. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Wyre, an API-first fintech company that specializes in blockchain payment services, has announced an API for its new savings account product that is intended to provide an annual return that is significantly higher than most savings accounts that rely on traditional currencies.
Spark AR, Facebook’s augmented reality platform which was announced in 2017 and powers those silly dog ear filters on Instagram, is getting more powerful with the announcement of the new Multipeer API. This API will bring AR on the platform to video calling on Messenger, Instagram, and Portal.
Facebook announced the beta release of new Messenger API functionality for Instagram in 2020 with the intention of “improving customer satisfaction and facilitating meaningful conversations on the platform.” Facebook today announced it will be moving this functionality into general availability.
At Facebook’s developer event F8 Refresh, WhatsApp announced updates to its WhatsApp Business API aimed at helping businesses to better communicate with customers. Facebook announced the coming launch of the Researcher API aimed at providing viable research opportunities for the academic community.
As the pandemic has driven an office exodus and cemented work-from-home as a common business structure, companies have been forced to find ways to work efficiently. Spurwing, an API-first appointment scheduling business, provides developers with tools for building scheduling integrations.
Five APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Charity, Sustainability and COVID-19. Highlights include an API that can forecast carbon emissions from electricity use and an API that checks text for plagiarism. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.