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We're excited to announce the release of the successor to our Leaflet Plugins, MapQuest.js! Built with Leaflet v1.1.0 integration, MapQuest.js provides all of the power of the MapQuest geospatial platform combined with the elegance of the open-source Leaflet mapping library.
These days microservices are often pursued because tech giants like Uber and Twitter use them. Adam Drake argues that your startup probably doesn't need them and that they should only be used when your monolith gets so complex making the app more modular won’t cut it.
Open Banking has launched two API specifications; Accounts and Transaction Information and Payments Initiation. These API specifications will allow banking customers and small business to share their financial data with third-party applications, and will be live from January next year.
Cloudflare created a new platform for the creation and distribution of web app tools. The Cloudflare Apps Platform allows web app owners and developers to build, integrate, and distribute apps and tools across Cloudflare's global CDN. The company has also created a fund to get users started.
At ProgrammableWeb we've been paying attention to the explosive growth and interest in serverless technologies (E.g. Amazon's Lambda, Google's Google Cloud Functions, and Microsot's Azure Functions). Even Twilio got into the game with its highly specialized serverless offering for Twilio developers.
Mapbox has launched the Mapbox Optimization API, a new API that developers can use to build applications with optimized multi-stop itineraries. The API returns the optimal order for making stops to up to 12 locations. The Mapbox Navigation SDK for both iOS and Android has also been updated.
TeleSign has greatly enhanced the iOS SDK for its App Verify service. The SDK allows app developers to handle verification completely in the background without multiple steps required for an onboarding user. By simply entering a phone number, the app exchanges with the phone for verification.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Augmented Reality, Open Data, and Education. Today's highlights include the Facebook Thoughts API that provides developer access to thought-to-text functions. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
We take you into the weekend with another edition of ProgrammableWeb's "In other API Economy News". Today we give you your fill of Amazon news including the general release of their Greengrass IoT service, the ability for API Gateway to allow for customization of error responses, and more.
Zenedge has launched Zenedge API Security, a product designed to protect APIs from DDoS attacks and malicious bots. The product uses advanced algorithms to make sure API requests are legitimate. Zenedge API Security includes a proprietary native SDK for use with Web and mobile applications.
WebKit open source Web browser engine has announced that it now has a full WebAssembly implementation. WebAssembly is a new portable format used for compilation to the Web. Now that WebKit has a full wasm implementation, the Safari browser should also soon support the format.
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.
Salesforce has introduced a new Apex Metadata API for Force.com to help developers build self-configuring applications, upgrade scripts, and custom set-up user interfaces. The API allows applications to enable capabilities such as retrieve metadata synchronously and set up a callback on completion.
In Other API Economy News: GitHub Releases Open Source Survey Results, Wonder Woman Inspires Girls to Code
Before you head off into your weekend, here is another edition of ProgrammableWeb's "Briefly, In other API Economy News". Today we cover new mapping developer tools from WRLD, GitHub's open source survey results, Stripe's new SQL tool and Google's collaboration with Warner Bros to get girls to code.
Mapbox has announced a Unity SDK that provides a mapping platform, similar to the AR mapping of Pokemon Go, to developers across the gaming industry. With the major success of Pokemon Go, maps could be the foundation for a new generation of AR and VR games and Mapbox aims to capitalize.
GitHub has rebuilt its desktop Git app from the ground up and has released the new GitHub Desktop Beta. The company also released the GitHub package for Atom which allows users to perform common Git operations from within the editor such as stage whole files or individual lines, and create commits.
Nvidia has released Audio and 360 Video SDKs to help simplify VR development. The NVIDIA VRWorks Audio SDK delivers realistic audio in VR environments. The NVIDIA VRWorks 360 Video SDK allows developers to capture and stitch together video feeds into a single 360-degree panoramic video.
In a world of monolithic web frameworks, Express.js offers an alternative. It is described as a "fast, unopinionated, minimalist server-side web framework for Node.js." and strives to make web application development for Node.js easier. This article breaks down exactly how Express works.
APS Financial, known innovator in the FinTech space, announced a new transaction API through its Cashplus entity. The API aims to streamline banking features specifically for the SME market. While the API is initially limited to existing APS partners, the API complies with open banking standards.