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Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Bitcoin, Science, and Animation. Highlights include the Studio Ghibli API which returns film data from the popular anime studio, and the OANDA (foreign) Exchange Rates API. Here's a look at what is new.
PartsTech, an automotive ecommerce technology company, has announced the launch of a new Parts Ordering API. By integrating the API into their shop management systems, auto shops will be able to more easily find auto parts, check prices, find local inventory, and make purchases.
OFX, a foreign currency exchange company, last week announced that its OFX Developers program has exited beta and is now open to all developers. OFX Developers offers a Payments API that gives developers 24/7 access to the global currency markets at rates more competitive than banks'.
Hootsuite added to its API portfolio with the Interaction History API. The API allows developers to monitor social media exchanges of its app users and other social media profiles. The goal of the API is to provide more context to social media exchanges. The API has Twitter and Facebook endpoints.
Mozilla Firefox 60, an upcoming version of the popular web browser that is expected to be released in May, will disable the W3C Proximity and Ambient Light APIs over fears that they could be abused by hackers and advertisers to, among other things, access browser data without user knowledge.
VoiceBase, a provider of AI-powered speech analytics, yesterday announced an update to its Speech Analytics API. The updated API allows organizations to evaluate and categorize voice calls, as well as to build scorecards, reports, dashboard and key performance indicators (KPIs).
Nineteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Search, and Screenshots. Featured today is an API for adding personal safety features to applications and an API that provides data from the Mars Curiosity rover. Here's a look at what is new.
ScoreStream, a high school sports app and platform, recently announced the launch of a public ScoreStream Local Sports API. The API offers access to data, including schedules and scores, for 10,000 to 15,000 high school games every week while schools are in session, as well as other sporting data.
Episerver has released its new Headless API. The API is built to streamline and simplify delivery of digital content across applications and platforms. Regardless of channel or device, Episerver envisions the Headless API will take the technical pressure off of those providing digital content.
The latest Chrome 65 release includes two new APIs: CSS Paint API and Server Timing API. The CSS Paint API allows an image to be programmatically generated whenever a CSS property of a web page expects an image. The Server Timing API is used to track performance timing of the server for a website.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Mapping, and Localization . Also new to the directory is an API to run reports from Google regarding website abusive experiences and the Mapline API for creating maps from data on spreadsheets.
Microsoft's Azure team has released a beta version of its Azure SDK for Go. The primary use for the SDK is for to connect Azure apps to data sources such as Cosmos DB and Azure Storage. Additionally, the SDK provides authentication capabilities and certain provisioning services.
Google has announced early access to its Cloud Healthcare API. The API provides access to a solution for ingesting and managing key healthcare data. The API also allows users to make that healthcare data available in order to apply machine learning and enable analytics in the cloud.
Microsoft has announced that the Bing Entity Search API is now generally available in eleven markets including the United States and Canada. The Bing Entity Search API provides contextual information about real-world entities such as people, places, things, and local businesses.
Twenty-One APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Video, Chat, and Air Travel. Highlighted today is an API for cross application social engagement for games, and an API that predicts the best time to buy airline tickets.
Microsoft today announced a number of AI-related updates to its Azure platform, including a public preview of Microsoft Custom Vision Service for creating state-of-the-art computer vision models, improvements to its facial recognition API service, and the general availability of Bing Entity Search.
On Tuesday, Google announced the general availability of a Cloud Billing Catalog API that offers real-time access to authoritative Google Cloud Platform (GCP) list pricing. The Cloud Billing Catalog API is part of the Google Cloud Billing API and allows GCP users to manage billing programatically.
Twenty-Two APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including SEO, Sports, Background, and Messaging. Highlights include several APIs for integrating with Cryptocurrency exchange services and several Google APIs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Turn Technologies recently announced an identity verification and mass payments platform through its Turn API. The identity verification platform searches more than 100 billion records across 10,000 databases in less than 10 seconds. Same day, mass payments are connected to 400 million US accounts.