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Sendbird has announced several updates to its chat offerings that the company hopes will allow developers to better adapt to a communication environment that has been reshaped by COVID-19. These Updated include new partitioning options for Open Channels, IP whitelisting, and message threading.
Google has announced that it will release the latest versions of the Google Mobile Ads SDK for Android and iOS in early 2021. With the release date drawing near, the company has published several migration guides and is urging developers to prepare their applications for the transition.
Google has been steadily improving the infrastructure behind the Google Search Console API to ensure that users are able to fully leverage all of the powerful features available in the Search Console. This week, the company announced that it will be further updating the API.
DataStax, a data management company, has announced that its Stargate open-source API framework has moved into general availability. Stargate was initially announced in the summer of 2020 and is intended to integrate data request coordination code with an API platform for simplified data management.
Stripe, a provider of a payment processing platform, is launching an embedded finance API called Stripe Treasury. The new API will allow partners to embed banking services into their platform or online marketplace in order to create bank accounts, store funds, move money, and pay bills.
MuleSoft has announced a new solution that is built on top of its existing Anypoint Platform and aims to allow non-developer employees to participate more directly in building what the company sees as the future of enterprise integration. MuleSoft Composer offers a no-code integration environment.
Amazon has added new functionality to its Amazon Comprehend platform that aims to more aggressively support financial analysts that require natural language processing for events analysis. The new API helps extract data from news articles, SEC filings, press releases, and bankruptcy filings.
Twilio has provided a new resource that will allow developers to programmatically access individual call events. This information, which was previously only available via the Twilio Console, can now be accessed by integrating with the Call Events resource.
Postman has announced the launch of Postman Public Workspaces in an effort to accelerate API development practices through collaboration at a massive scale. This new initiative takes inspiration from the world of massively multiplayer gaming and leverages the platform’s userbase.
Facebook has announced the release of Graph API v9.0 and Marketing API v9.0. These updates included several changes that require developer action in order to ensure that production applications are not interrupted. Additional updates include adjustments to Instagram Follower count metrics.
Microsoft has announced that in an effort to provide increased security GitHub nad Visual Studio users will no longer be able to use account passwords for API authentication. The company will soon require token-based authentication for all interactions that require authentication.
Election integrity is front and center in the United States as a result of last week’s presidential election and the tension that delayed results have caused in a national electorate that is desperate for certainty. It is clear that the Associated Press saw this coming and took action.
Walgreens last week announced the deprecation of the Balance Rewards for Healthy Choices (BRhc) API. The announcement was made on October 30th and the deprecation date is set for November 4th. A five-day notice for a service deprecation is disrespectful to developers.
Sinch has announced the release of a new Conversation API that is designed to simplify the unification process of messaging across myriad channels and technologies. With the pandemic pushing the global workforce into remote environments communication fragmentation has increased exponentially.
Facebook has announced the launch of beta access to a new Messenger API feature which will provide support for Instagram messaging capabilities. Facebook is hoping to provide businesses with the tools necessary to improve customer satisfaction and facilitate meaningful conversations on Instagram.
PointCare, an insurance coverage platform that assists enrollment teams with qualifying patients, has launched a new API that provides healthcare organizations with insurance and benefit options. PointCare’s Qualify API highlights the power of APIs to enable agility in industries like healthcare.
Ekata, a company that provides identity verification APIs that assist in risk assessment, has announced a new API that is designed to combat synthetic identity fraud. The new Ekata Account Opening API helps developers weed out bad actors from authentic customers during the onboarding process.
Last week’s Supreme Court oral arguments regarding Oracle v. Google were the culmination of a decade-long legal battle between the two tech giants. Frustratingly, only questions remain as the oral arguments were dominated by the usual search for a legal precedent.
Okta, a company that provides identity solutions for the enterprise industries, has launched a new SDK that is intended to simplify authentication for end-users while also improving device security. The new Okta Devices SDK was announced at the second annual Okta Showcase developer conference.
Shopify, a company that provides eCommerce APIs and services, has launched a new API that is intended to allow developers to adjust legal settings on the platform programmatically. The new Legal Policy API will simplify the adjustment of return policies, privacy policies, etc.