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Google's Cloud Video Intelligence API makes it possible to scan and search videos for nearly anything thanks to machine learning. Google says the tool relies on a simple REST API that can peek at every single frame in videos hosted in Google Cloud Storage. It may alter content discovery in video.
This past September, Dwolla launched its Same Day ACH Pilot Program which offers members advanced access to Same Day ACH. Yesterday Dwolla announced that Same Day ACH is now out of pilot and available to all approved Access API partners and Same Day ACH has been added to the Dwolla Access API.
Google says Android Studio 2.3 is all about the little things. The company took pains to clean up its Android app developer platform while also introducing a small number of new features and tools. The result, hopes Google, will be happier developers and better apps for Android smartphones.
Citi expanded its API portfolio with access to its CitiConnect platform. CitiConnect allows users to streamline cash management needs. The CitiConnect API grants access to the entire CitiConnect platform from ERP and treasury management systems. Citi expects lowered risk and reduced costs in turn.
Amazon Alexa, the voice-controlled artificial intelligence behind the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot in-home speakers, has amassed a whopping 10,000 skills. Skills are features, tool, actions, or abilities enabled by developers. As such, Amazon is saying a big Thank You! to its supporters.
Adobe announced the unveiling of its cloud-based digital signatures platform built on an open standard. Adobe used the recently released Cloud Signature Consortium API specification to update its digital signatures platform. Adobe also announced that new capabilities have been added to Adobe Sign.
TensorFlow, Google's machine learning software library, has reached 1.0 status and now packs support for a wider selection of APIs for ingesting and analyzing Big Data. The tool's pre-1.0 life found it helping researchers, engineers, students, and others in scouring data for patterns and insight.
Amazon announced an update to the Alexa Skills Kit that will let developers take control of how Alexa speaks. SSML Speechcons can spice up Alexa's pronunciation for the sake of clarity, emphasis, or just for fun. Listening to Alexa is a painful reminder that computers still don't know how to speak.
Google this week released the final build and SDK of its Android Wear 2.0 platform. The revised operating system for wearables makes significant changes throughout for both end users and developers alike. Google is imploring developers to ensure their apps are compatible with the new code.
Google distributed Chrome 56 at the end of January. Buried within for the first time, developers will find the Web Bluetooth API, which lets websites contact and trade information with nearby Bluetooth devices, such as IoT hardware. The change has some frothing at the mouth over personal privacy.
Slack is targeting the enterprise in a big way with Slack Enterprise Grid, a scalable version of its business communications platform. Along with the expanded platform, Slack updated its Node.js and Python SDKs so developers can add the new features to their own Slack business apps.
If your website isn't already mobile friendly, it should be. Google today released the Mobile Friendly Test API, a tool that lets developers automatically and quickly see if their webpages are mobile friendly. Think of it as a useful instrument for what should be a mandatory business practice.
Google released Chrome 58 Canary this week, which enbales WebAssembly by default. The action gives Chrome more power to run web apps directly in the browser, but this is early days. WebAssembly -- sometimes referred to as wasm -- is a smaller, more efficient format for compiling content on the web.
Vidyo has announced that Vidyo.io is now out of beta and generally available. Vidyo.io is a new Communications Platform-as-a-Service that enterprises and application developers can use to add multiparty video chat and collaboration capabilities to Web, mobile, and native applications.
iOS 10.3 introduced new app review tools for developers in the form of the Reviews API. The goal is to allow developers to ask for feedback in a less intrusive way while also giving them the opportunity to respond publicly. The end result should be a win-win for developers and app users alike.
Oracle today said it has agreed to acquire Apiary, the company behind the APIFlow framework. Oracle says the deal will help it offer developers the most complete, cloud-based API creation and management platform in the market. Apiary has helped companies create hundreds of thousands of APIs.
Google has agreed to acquire the majority of Twitter's developer suite, including Fabric and Crashlytics. The goal is to ensure developers have access to the best possible tools for creating apps. Google says developers should keep their ear to the ground about potential changes.
Developers, prepare your apps! Google is widely expected to debut its Android Wear 2.0 platform in early February, and the company wants to ensure a wide selection of compatible apps are available at launch. Be sure to take advantage of the on-watch Play Store and stand-alone functionality.
Google intends to shut down the Google Hangouts API on April 25th. The change means developers will not be able to create new apps using the API, and any existing apps that rely on the API will effectively be left for dead on their feet. Why? So Google can further refine Hangouts for the enterprise.