The Latest News On The API Economy
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The week is coming to a close which means it’s time to bring you the news we couldn’t cover with a look at what what going on in the world of APIs. In time for the tenth anniversary of reCAPTCHA Google announced that they are bringing the spam protection service to Android.
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.
GitHub announced a number of new tools within its developer toolset. V4 of its API, the GitHub Marketplace and GitHub Apps highlight the announcements. V4 marks a significant transition as GitHub's core API is now the GitHub GraphQL API. The new version is far more flexible than previous versions.
Video sharing platform Vimeo plans on adding the tus resumable upload protocol to its API in late 2017. The addition of tus to the Vimeo API will allow developers to build applications that provide new ways to upload videos and allow users to upload videos to Vimeo in multiple sessions.
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.
Parasoft, maker of the SOAtest API testing tool, announced a number of enhancements to the tool. A thin client interface, enhanced workflows, and Shift-left performance testing headline the updates. The overarching goal of the updates is to provide quicker, broader access to data.
Microsoft continued its expansion of its Graph API portfolio with multiple API announcements at its latest Build developer conference. Specific API announcements include updates to SharePoint, OneNote, Planner, and translator APIs. Additionally, new Insights APIs were announced.
Yelp added GraphQL support for its Fusion API. GraphQL, a graph query language, allows developers to request specific data in a single query, rather than multiple API calls through the API. GraphQL is currently in Beta. To use with Yelp, developers need to join Yelp's new Developer Beta Program.
MuHu has opened up API access to its video intelligence platform. While MuHu had originally focused on the transportation industry, the company expects open access to the platform to benefit all industries. Video intelligence allows for apps and devices to respond to video input after integration.
Twilio made its Programmable Video SDKs generally available. In addition to its GA versions of its video SDKs, Twilio launched a new REST API for Programmable Video. While thousands of apps have already utilized Twilio's video capability, Twilio says the tools are now production ready.
As announced earlier this year, Google officially retired the Hangouts API. As Hangouts is repositioned for enterprise use, the need for some of the social, consumer focused video features of the API are no longer a priority. Accordingly, the end of the API was first announced and now realized.
Apple recently announced a new API that allows third party websites and apps to embed Live Photos. Live Photos has been around since 2015; however, embedding Live Photos outside of a Mac or iOS environment has been somewhat challenging to date. The Live Photos API should alleviate that difficulty.
Kaltura has released a new version of its Mobile Video Player SDK for Android and iOS that is leaner and loads faster than the previous version (2.0) Developers can use the Kaltura Mobile Video Player SDK to embed the Kaltura Mobile Video Player into Android and iOS applications.
Twenty-Four APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Air Travel, Security, and Accounting. One highlight today is an API from Google that can recognize and identify objects in video frames. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Twenty-two APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Genetics, Education, Passwords, Identity, Video, and Music. One highlight today is the IEX Trading API for creating stock trading applications. Here's a rundown of the latest additions for developers.
Twitter announced the Periscope Producer API, which will give third-party apps the ability to authenticate Periscope accounts and let people push live video from just about anywhere. The idea is to make it easier to share video from just about any device and reduce pain points for end users.
Recent reports indicate that Twitter will make significant announcements next week regarding its live streaming API. The company is expected to open the API to a select group of media companies. The move would allow such companies to directly stream live video to the Twitter platform.
Agora.io launched Agora Virtual Lenses: an SDK that allows video streaming providers to add stickers and filters to real-time video. With over 600 sets of stickers and a number of lenses and filters, Agora aims to augment any video experience in the same way Snapchat filters augment social media.
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.
Google anti-harrasment project, Jigsaw, launched an API that brings programmatic access to the machine learning and AI technology driving the project. The Perspective API allows third parties like Wikipedia, the New York Times, and others the ability to score online speech for its toxicity level.