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Foldable phones are coming back. But, they won't be like the limited feature phones of the early 2000s. The new foldable phones will come with a robust set of smartphone features, and Google is preparing to make the foldable phone experience more robust than the current single screen environment.
Voltaire, an electronic cash exchange built for Bitcoin Cash has launched their first developer API. The API allows developer and traders alike to make programmatic calls to Voltaire’s Bitcoin/Bitcoin Cash market. Voltaire plans to open the API to more markets such as Ethereum, GUSD and Litecoin.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, Cryptocurrency and Spreadsheets. Featured today is an API for Insurance brokers to fetch data about policies and customers, and an API for sonar imaging. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google recently announced the beta release of three new AI features for the Google Cloud Video Intelligence API. With the addition of Text Detection, Object Tracking, and Speech Transcription, the API is now more capable of handling common video challenges.
GraphQL is moving to a vendor-neutral, open source foundation. The GraphQL Foundation will be hosted by Linux Foundation, and the project will be run under an open governance model. The transition from Facebook to the foundation is ongoing, but a preliminary list of founding members is ready.
Mapillary has launched an open-source SDK for its street-level image platform. The SDK allows users to process and upload images to the platform. The more images uploaded, the more up to date and more robust maps become within third party apps. Currently, over 390 million images have been uploaded.
Squarelink, an access tool for blockchain apps and services, has launched along with its public REST API. The API lets blockchain applications to retrieve transactions, data, and user account information upon permission by the user. The startup also plans on releasing open source client SDKs soon.
Today, Google is hosting the annual Android Dev Summit and has announced a set of new features and upgrades aimed at increasing developer productivity and user engagement. The updates include a new In-App Updates API that allows applications to update in the background while being used.
Apollo is a premier name in GraphQL. The company has launched what it's calling its "flagship product." The Apollo GraphQL Platform serves as a marketplace of data and data services within organizations that leverage GraphQL. Apollo's tagline for the product says it all: "Do GraphQL right."
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Real Estate, Electronic Signature, and CRM. Featured today are APIs from Sensorlab for retrieving sensor data such as motion and ambient light changes. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Australia introduced a Consumer Data Right roughly a year ago. While the government plans to enforce the right in the banking sector first, no legislation has yet compelled implementation. Nevertheless, Data61 published a working draft standard for the core standard principles and a banking API.
Moonlighting, a freelance hiring platform that first opened in 2014, recently announced the open release of the Moon API. The API allows staffing professionals and recruiters to post short and long-term projects on the company’s platform, reaching over 650,000 users.
Amazon just made setting reminders with Alexa a lot easier. The Reminders API allows developers to include reminders within a particular skill in three simple steps. Prior to the Reminders API, customers needed to remember to create the right skill at the right time to get a specific reminder.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Books, Sports and Billing. Highlights include Google's Firebase Management API and the Caselaw Access Project API which provides free access to millions of law books. Here's a look at what is new.
After a year of beta testing its in-app messaging platform, Pusher has released Chatkit to general availability. Chatkit includes a set of APIs that comes loaded with a number of features that users have come to expect from any mainstream chat service (typing indicators, file sharing, and more).
Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Health, Cloud, and Real Estate. Featured today is an API for adding e-signature functions to applications, and The Met Collection API for access to high resolution art images. Here's a look at what is new.
Google has evolved its bot-detecting reCAPTCHA API again. reCAPTCHA v3 goes beyond distorted text and identifying signals. v3 monitors a site user's interaction with a site and provides a score to the site owner/developer. The developer can use the risk score to evaluate needed actions.
In support of the upcoming deprecation of Hashtag Search via the Instagram Platform API, Instagram announced the release of similar functionality for the Instagram Graph API. The new Graph API feature will still provide businesses the same basic functionality, but Instagram is imposing limitations.
Google hosted its third annual Firebase Summit this week in Prague. The conference was not short on API and developer news. The ML Kit's Face Detection API has expanded in features. The Firebase Management API was introduced. A number of Firebase tools previously in beta are now generally available.
Docker vulnerabilities have been the source of malicious attacks for years. A new trend in attacking Docker containers is to identify an unsecured Docker API, launch a new container, and use the container to start mining cryptocurrency. Trend Micro has identified an attacker looking for weaknesses.