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Chrome Getting Rid of Apps and Plug-ins Based on Popular NPAPI

Google Chrome is phasing out all plug-ins based on the Netscape Plug-in API (NPAPI) starting January. NPAPI has a long and rich history. Developed for Netscape 2 in the late 1990s, NPAPI went on to become a popular cross platform plug-in. It was used by many web browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, Konqueror and Google Chrome.

More Fitness Data Anyone? Salutron Launches LifeTrak API

Salutron, the maker of the LifeTrak activity tracker, is launching a public API, so that developers can now interact with LifeTrak data in their own apps. The LifeTrak API supports Android and iOS applications and all current and future LifeTrak activity trackers with Bluetooth. The data you get with the API includes heart rate, all day calorie burn, all day steps, distance, sleep and actigraphy (rest and activity cycles).

AT&T Pursues Telecom Industry API Opportunity, Launches Enterprise-Focused API Program

AT&T has announced the launch of a brand new enterprise-focused API program that allows enterprise customers and solution providers to use AT&T network APIs to create innovative new applications. AT&T has already launched a successful API program that provides developers access to nearly a dozen AT&T APIs including web services such as Call Management, In-App Messaging, Speech, SMS, and Location.

Debitoor: The Invoice Wizard for Businesses in a Hurry

When someone says, "invoicing," do you think: "speed"? Debitoor is designed to get a small business up and running fast--so you can start generating those all-important invoices and get paid faster. The Debitoor API allows a third party app to set up an invoice (such as a point-of-sale app). Debitoor is  RESTful API with responses in JSON, according to the API documentation. It joins 48 accounting APIs listed in our API directory.

The ZeroPush API: A Robust iOS Push Notification Service

The ZeroPush API is an iOS push notification tool designed to deliver more robust service than other notification tools. The company promises fast set up with Apple, Server Libraries for quick server side integration, ZeroPush Cocoapod client side integration, and great documentation for its programmatic interface to iOS notification tools. ZeroPush joins 40 other notification APIs in our directory.