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Nineteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Dictionary, Holidays, and Non-Profit. Featured today is the Google Trusted Types API to aid in preventing cross-site scripting attacks. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google has been at work on its replacement for the AdWords API. The Google Ads API is a more modern API that will soon have all features from the AdWords API and more. The new API just moved from beta to production ready. The beta version will sunset at the end of April 2019.
Payments NZ, an organization charged with payments governance in New Zealand, has released its first two API standards. The Payment Initiation specification and the Account Information specification were both piloted by major NZ banks and API providers. Version 1 of both are now available.
This week Microsoft announced its updates for the month of February to its Cognitive Services Speech SDK, currently in version 1.3. Included in the update is the selection of the desired input microphone by using the AudioConfig class, beta support for Unity and new sample code.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Travel, Referrals, Lyrics, and Books. Highlights include a geofencing API from TomTom, an API for blockchain news aggregation, and an API for bird data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
CannaTrac, a provider of a cashless payment solution for cannabis dispensaries and retailers, has announced the launch of an API that allows third-parties to integrate with its offering. The company says that the API will make it easier for third parties to add support for its CannaCard.
Last week, a remote code execution vulnerability was discovered in Drupal's core code. After uncovering and starting its mitigation efforts, Drupal reported mass exploits in the wild. The company published fixes in the most recent versions and suggests that developers upgrade to the latest version.
GuideStar has recently announced significant upgrades to two of its APIs. The company’s Essentials and Premier APIs have received new capabilities that range from filtering nonprofits based on their standing with the US IRS, to demographic data that nonprofits have shared about their boards.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Blockchain, Events, Transcription, and Sports. One highlight is the Europeana Record API for retrieving data about Europe's art and historical artefacts. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
The Autosuggest feature of the Bing Maps API now includes business suggestions from eight new countries. The feature prompts users with suggestions for intersections, location, businesses, and more. The new countries include Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, and Spain.
Google has introduced an SDK that allows the direct connection of microcontroller-class devices directly to the Google Cloud IoT platform. The Cloud IoT platform is designed to simplify the connecting, provisioning, and management of IoT devices. The SDK support many third party environments.
Verizon Media has developed a number of ad networks and monetization assets over the years. With a new Verizon Ads SDK, Verizon Media is looking to consolidate all of its monetization assets under a single SDK. The SDK allows for developer choice and easy integration with future opportunities.
Google has announced updates to its Cloud Speech to Text and Text to Speech APIs that include additional languages, voices, and more affordable pricing models. The goal of these updates is to help developers build better intelligent voice applications and make the products more widely available.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Banking, Printing, and Dashboards. Highlights include a new API from Eagle Eye Networks for managing camera settings to build video surveillance products. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
TazWorks has made a name for itself as a background screening technology provider. It is bolstering its portfolio with the release of the CreditConnect API. The API allows users to share and monitor credit information. TazWorks has partnered with Experian for the credit reporting features.
TIBCO Software Inc. recently announced the release of a retooled version of the company’s Mashery API management solution. This new cloud-native release is designed for containerized private cloud and public Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environments.
In its latest iOS update, Shazam has removed support for almost all third party SDKs. Some SDKs were removed in the latest Android update, but not nearly to the extent of the iOS move. Shazam was acquired by Apple last year, and Apple shies away from third party SDKs in general.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Documents, Gambling, and Sentiment. Today's highlights include an API for automating forms in applications, and an API for adding digital waiver functions to apps. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
At the end of last year, LinkedIn announced major changes to its APIs and developer program. Those changes will soon take effect, and developers need to migrate accordingly by March 1. New developer program features, version 2 of its API, and the use of OAuth 2.0 will all be requirements on March 1.
Microsoft has made numerous announcements regarding its Azure Maps services and SDKs. Some features previously in preview are now generally available. Plus, the company has launched preview versions of new features and services. Included in the new previews are web and Android SDKs.