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Despite a barrage of headlines that could kill most companies, Facebook operates with near absolute impunity. To dissatisfied users who want out, it brazenly dangles an offer to take all their data before quitting so it can be uploaded to another service. We tested the veracity of that offer.
Before Facebook users consider an alternative social network, two things must be easily moved to that alternative; their friends and their data. Facebook's website advertises it will give you your data so it can be uploaded to another service. ProgrammableWeb puts that bold claim to the test.
As government regulators and consumers grapple with the extraordinary control and commercialization that Facebook exerts over personal data, and the extent to which Facebook has abused that privilege, a bigger question looms; what hope exists, if any for the emergence of a legitimate alternative?
GIPHY, the provider of a database and search engine for animated GIFs, has announced a new SDK that provides third-parties access to GIFs, stickers, and additional new content like GIPHY Emoji and Text. With this release, the company hopes to accelerate integration for third-party app developers.
Agora.io, a provider of voice, video, and live interactive streaming solutions, announced the release of the Agora Video Chat SDK for Unity. This new SDK will allow game developers to embed video chat directly into their games. With this release, Agora.io is now a Unity Verified Solutions partner.
Less than a month after Twitter introduced Twitter Developer Labs, a program where developers can test and provide feedback on new API features, Twitter has made its first two preview endpoints available under the program. The first two endpoints are GET/users and GET/tweets.
In an apparent effort to improve its developer relations, Twitter has announced its plans to build what it calls "the next generation of the Twitter API." The first step: a new program called Twitter Developer Labs, which will allow developers to test and provide feedback on new API features.
This week at Facebook’s F8 developer conference, the company announced several updates, including changes to the Graph API, a new version of the Marketing API, and a new Facebook Developer Community Forum. Additionally, the company announced a new SDK to enable account verification via WhatsApp.
Snap Inc., developers of the popular mobile application Snapchat, recently announced the release of the Bitmoji for Games SDK. This new SDK will allow partners to easily incorporate Bitmoji animated characters directly into their games.
Twitter today said it plans to adjust access to two of its APIs beginning later this year. The rate limits, which will impact the User Timeline API and Mentions Timeline API, are meant to give Twitter better visibility into how its APIs are being used by developers to support other businesses.
Twitter has been working to protect their platform from spam and abuse by imposing additional restrictions on new developers. Twitter seems ready to double down on these efforts, as the company today announced that it will soon adjust the rate limits for two Twitter API endpoints.
Despite the recent privacy snafus from some social media platforms, developers are just as interested in creating social applications as they ever were. Here we take a look at some the social APIs in ProgrammableWeb's directory that get the most traffic, and what developers can do with them.
At the end of last year, LinkedIn announced major changes to its APIs and developer program. Those changes will soon take effect, and developers need to migrate accordingly by March 1. New developer program features, version 2 of its API, and the use of OAuth 2.0 will all be requirements on March 1.
A Mozilla-led coalition recently penned a letter to Facebook, demanding that the company provide open access to the company’s Political Ads API. The group hopes that access to this information will allow researchers and developers to provide tools that analyze political ads served on the platform.
Google recently announced a number of changes coming to the Groups Settings API. The changes include deprecating certain properties and combining others. The effective date of the changes is May 6, 2019, but Google encourages developers to start thinking about the transition now.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, eCommerce, and Performance. Highlights include APIs for determining user behavior, optimizing images, and managing cloud contacts. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Twitter recently revoked API access for several popular services that offer rapid and automated follow/unfollow functionality. The company claims that these applications were in violation of the platform’s terms and conditions, and had previously been warned about violating the rules.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, News Services, and Authentication. Featured APIs include an API for Instagram content publishing for businesses and an API for public records and government transparency. Here's a look at what is new.
Instagram has updated the Content Publishing API, a subset of the Instagram Graph API endpoints, to allow members with business accounts to schedule the publication of video content. Until recently, only direct photo publishing was available through the API.
ProgrammableWeb's Most Clicked, Shared and Talked About APIs of 2018: eCommerce, Marketing, and Social Media
This segment of the past year's APIs focuses on eCommerce, Marketing and Social Media. Sub categories covered here include Advertising, Content, Printing, Products, Catalogs, Subscription, Taxes, Feedback, Auctions, Shipping, Ratings, Personalization, SEO, Engagement and others.