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Amazon has launched a new AWS Cost Explorer API which provides access to Cost Explorer data. The API provides AWS Cost Explorer information for a given time frame such as cost and usage metrics, tag keys and tag values, filter values for a specified filter, and EC2 Reserved Instance utilization.
Xillio has been providing content migration and integration services since 2004. Now, the company has announced an API that aims to serve developers as the unified interface between content repositories and apps. Instead of learning each repository's API, the Xillio API provides the connection.
Netherlands-based bank ABN AMRO has launched the first version of its developer portal and a set of commercial APIs. Developers can use the APIs to add to applications banking capabilities such as generating payment requests, retrieve real-time balance information, and transfer multiple payments.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Artificial Intelligence, TV, and Video. Featured today is the Google Activity Recognition API which can monitor physical activities of users and improve performance. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google has introduced Dialogflow Enterprise Edition, a platform for building voice and text conversational applications. This product expands on all the benefits of the standard edition of Dialogflow and provides higher default quotas for greater scalability and flexibility.
In an effort to woo developers to build features for Google Assistant, the search giant's virtual personal assistant offering, Google this week announced a number of new functionality that is available or will be coming to its Google Assistant platform. This includes a new push notification API.
In today's roundup we cover Google's work to bring the Activity Recognition Transition API to developers next year in order to power the Do Not Disturb mode when driving. We also look at proposed standards from the W3C and IFX Forum for an Indexed Database and open banking APIs.
ForwardLane continues to build its FinTech brand on the value artificial intelligence brings to investing. It has introduced two new APIs (Personalized Insights & Expert Conversation) which aim to use machine learning to analyze various sets and forms of data to enhance investment decisions.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Mapping, Air Travel, and Customer Service. Highlights include Facebook Messenger Broadcast API, plus APIs from Mobius, Nylas and Apptivo. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google has announced the developer preview of TensorFlow Lite, a solution for enabling on-device machine learning inference with a small binary size and low latency. TensorFlow Lite is designed for mobile and embedded devices and should be considered an evolution of TensorFlow Mobile.
Mux is currently taking applications for early access to its latest product: Mux Video. Mux Video is an API that allows developers to POST a video to Mux Video and GET a URL ready to publish across platforms and form factors. General Availability is intended early 2018.
GitHub today unveiled Teletype for Atom, a new tool that aims to make real-time social coding much easier. Atom is a free, open-source text editor that GitHub first released in 2014. With Teletype, which is currently in beta, developers anywhere in the world can collaborate without latency.
Android app developers are reporting that Google has sent out an email warning them that apps requesting accessibility services are to be used only to help users with disabilities use Android devices and apps. Developers have 30 days to comply with accessibility services usage requirements.
Fitbit has released OS Developer Preview 3 which includes the new Power API allowing apps to display device battery charging information, the addition of the brightnessOverride parameter to the Display API, and a permissions requirement. The company also announced the #Made4Fitbit App Challenge.
Twenty One APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Contacts, Financial, Sports, and Security. Featured today is an API that count people in the workplace for facilities management and an API for integrating any applications with backend chat services.
Facebook has announced the release of Graph API v2.11 and Messenger Platform v2.2. Facebook Graph API v2.11 includes changes to the Pages API and App Links Host. The latest version of the Messenger Platform includes the availability of the Messenger Broadcast API (open beta) and Page Insights API.
The Federal National Mortgage Association, or Fannie Mae, a government-sponsored enterprise and key player in the secondary mortgage market, is currently beta testing an API platform that it says will “level the playing field” for lenders in the multi-trillion dollar market for mortgages.
Amazon is testing a self-serve advertising API that will allow brands to automate and manage their Amazon advertising campaigns. According to Digiday, the API will offer brands a "systematic approach to adjusting and reporting campaigns and offer capabilities to automate the ways campaigns work."
Google has announced TensorFlow release 1.4 which includes a number of new features and enhancements. One of the key enhancements in the release is the graduation of Keras from a contribution package to a core package. The Dataset API has also graduated from a contribution package to a core package.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Wearables, Customer Service, Financial and Jobs. Highlights include the Capital One Customer Transactions API, which allows customers to view their credit card information within a third-party application.