The Latest News On The API Economy
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Nineteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including 3D, Sales, Analytics, and Banking. Highlights today are several APIs from Barclays from their Rise Marketplace initiative, and the Body Labs SOMA Shape API for 3D measurements, movements, and visuals.
Google today made what it calls the "final preview" of Android O available to application developers. This new build carries with it all the bits and pieces developers need to make their apps fully Android O capable. Google plans to release Android O to the general public later this summer.
Body Labs introduced API access to its SOMA technology. SOMA scans a single photo of a human; analyzes the photo along with the subject's height, weight, and gender; and then generates a 3D model and digital measurements for the subject. The SOMA Shape API provides programmatic access to the tech.
Payza introduced a new Bitcoin SendMoney API that enables merchants to send payment to recipients inside and outside of the Payza network. Because Bitcoin is a true peer-to-peer digital currency, Payza's latest API is able to use the currency to send payments directly to the Bitcoin address.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Banking,and Mapping. Highlighted today is an API for accessing road conditions across several states in the U.S. plus an API for building investment and wealth management FinTech applications.
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.
Allfunds, one of Europe's leading fund platforms, has announced its intention to leverage its dominance in the fund space to expand into the fintech space. Through the upcoming Allfunds API Platform, Allfunds will give its customers API access to the host of services that Allfunds offers in-house.
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.
eBay has announced the availability of two new Sell and Buy APIs; the Taxonomy API and Buy Marketing API. The company also announced some of the existing Sell and Buy APIs have been updated to add new features. These APIs will eventually replace the eBay’s legacy Trading API..
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Music, and Games. Highlights today include the GetBadges API for gamification servicesand the Linkfire API for deeplinking apps to music retailers. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Q2 announced its Q2 Open offering. Q2 Open is a fintech API portfolio designed to bring banking features to third party app developers and financial institutions. Through an API-first approach, Q2 can deliver debit, savings, ledger, and billing services efficiently to institutions of all sizes.
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.
X-Cart is a shopping cart solution for merchants looking to provide customers with both a desktop and mobile shopping experience. This tutorial will show you how to use X-Cart's REST API to exchange data with the X-Cart database without the need for direct access to the underlying database server.
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.
As the week kicks into high gear, here is another edition of ProgrammableWeb's "In other API Economy News". Today we look at the Audioburst API, billed as the Google for audio; Status.im's API for creating decentralized chatbots, Movesense's announcement of their motion sensor and SDK and more.
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.