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Today at Signal, Twilio’s developer conference, the company announced two new wireless options that aim to expand what is possible for IoT developers. First up is Twilio Super SIM, providing developers with a single SIM card that can operate globally via Twilio’s partnering cellular networks.
Twilio has announced that it will acquire SendGrid in an all-stock deal that totals $2 billion, the company’s largest acquisition to date. Twilio is well-known in the developer community for their API offerings. With the addition of SendGrid’s services, Twilio gains an already robust email service.
GitHub has just announced that they are launching a Security Advisory API that will provide data on vulnerabilities aggregated from millions of projects. Programmatic access to security advisories should allow developers to more proactively address issues.
Throughout this last summer Apigee announced beta releases for three products: Apigee API Monitoring, Hosted Targets, and Extensions. The company has now moved all three into general availability, with API Monitoring rolling out in phases over the next several weeks.
Vonage has launched the Nexmo Messages API and Nexmo Dispatch API. The Messages API allows businesses to integrate social chat services with applications using a single API. The Dispatch API allows developers to add a fallback mechanism if the first message for a specific chat channel fails.
Google announced yesterday that it is shutting down the consumer version of Google+. The news came alongside the reveal of an API vulnerability discovered earlier this year. The company will provide 10 months for users to download their content.
Adobe has announced the integration of Magento Commerce Cloud with Adobe Experience Cloud and the company has released Magento version 2.3. The latest version of Magento includes new Bulk APIs, Asynchronous APIs, and a new GraphQL implementation.
Earlier this week GitLab announced the release of security updates aimed at fixing various flaws found in previous iterations. One issue was an insecure direct object reference that exposed confidential issues within all public projects, via the Events API.
The newest SOAtest release aims to improve the test creation process by enabling users to leverage their organizations' existing test inventories and train SOAtest's artificial intelligence engine using machine learning, so it can create API test templates automatically.
Google announced that it is changing the way that delegate settings are managed within G Suite. The Gmail API is being expanded to handle these settings, and the Email Settings API, which had previously been used for controlling delegate relationships, will be deprecated as of October 16, 2019.
Last week Google announced updates to both ARCore, as well as Sceneform, a 3D rendering library that can be used to create 3d scenes in AR and non-AR applications alike. Sceneform gains the ability to load gITF models at runtime, while ARCore sees the addition of point cloud IDs.
Earlier this week during Microsoft’s Ignite conference, the company made several announcements, including full support for the Azure Cosmos DB Cassandra API, general availability of the Microsoft Graph Security API, and a public preview of SQL Server 2019.
Amazon Announces Alexa Presentation Language Preview and New Alexa Skills Kit SDK Frameworks for Java
Amazon has announced a preview of its new Alexa Presentation Language (APL) which allows developers to build visual Alexa skills that are voice-first and can be customized for different types of devices. Amazon has also announced the availability of a new Alexa Skills Kit SDK Frameworks for Java.
DrChrono has announced upgrades to the DrChrono API which includes some new endpoints such as are Clinical Quality Measures (CQM), Clinical Notes, Tasks, Billing, and Labs. The company has also added new webhooks to the DrChrono API and launched a new FHIR API that focuses on patient experience.
We recently covered a competition that asks developers to create tools that will aid in natural disaster preparedness and relief. In light of this, and with Hurricane Florence fast approaching the Carolinas, we wanted to make sure Developers could find the tools they need to build life saving apps.
The Xillio API is a content connectivity platform through which developers build integrations from their applications to any popular content repository. Xillio takes care of all the content system connectivity behind the scenes, no matter how many different systems they want to access.
Stripe announced a new Issuing API and Partner Program. Stripe’s new API provides infrastructure for issuing physical and virtual cards via a single API call. The new partner program aims to provide members with documentation and best practices, along with an avenue for promoting integrations.
Just yesterday, over 5000 developers gathered at the San Jose Convention Center for Apple’s WWDC 2017. In addition to the usual hardware overhauls and new products, Apple also announced some new APIs. These APIs include the MusicKit API, Core ML API, and the ARKit API.
Price Digests, an asset data provider to the commercial insurance and equipment finance industries, recently announced the Price Digests Vehicle API. The company aims to provide a point of differentiation to its customers by moving toward a big data approach to asset valuation.