The Latest News On The API Economy
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Twenty-Two APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Big Data, Bitcoin, Sports, and Banking. Highlights include APIs for detecting data leaks and for integrating with retail Point of Sale solutions. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
The Nexmo SMS API allows you to send and receive a high volume of SMS anywhere in the world. Once you get your virtual phone number, you can use the API to manage outbound messages and inbound messages. In this article, you will learn how to send and receive SMS messages with Node.js and Express.
Twilio has introduced the Twilio Proxy API, a new API for building private text and voice conversations between customers and mobile workers. The company also announced the new Twilio Engagement Cloud, a suite of Declarative APIs with additional business process and logic built in.
Twilio has introduced an Add-on Management API developers can use to programmatically install, configure, and enable Add-ons in apps. Developers can now add Twilio Add-on capabilities to applications that end users can easily enable without the need for manual configuration and email interactions.
Here at ProgrammableWeb, we spend lots of time studying the many ways API providers engage developers through their websites. It's one reason our API directory data model is constantly evolving. But some API providers make the explorability of their assets too difficult. For us, and for developers.
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.
One of the cool things our directory data allows us to do is to get a glimpse at both short term and long term trends in the API space. One slice of data worth looking at is the categories have had the most growth. This article looks at which categories have grown the most in the last five years.
Twitter has announced that the company is unifying its API platform so that it’s hopefully easier for developer to build scalable Twitter-powered applications and is opening access to several new Direct Message APIs. A new beta Account Activity API and several new endpoints are available today.
HelpSocial has released a new Open API that features enhancements for improved performance, scalability, and security. The Open API provides access to all capabilities of the platform such as streaming content from across social networks and replying to social and messaging comments.
MuleSoft, known for its Anypoint Platform solution for managing APIs and managing integrations between everything from enterprise apps to the Internet of Things, went public on the New York Stock Exchange today. The company priced its stock at $17.00 and closed its first day of trading at $24.75.
One of the more interesting views given by the directory is a look at what sectors are seeing the most growth in APIs. The directory data model allows for one primary category as well as multiple secondary categories and in this article we take a look at which categories are most represented.
The ProgrammableWeb directory eclipsed the 17,000-API mark in the first quarter of 2017 and this milestone gives us a chance to look at what the data can tell us about the API economy. This article, the first in a series of looks into our directory data, examines the overall API growth trend.
CORS is a security mechanism that allows a Web page from one domain to access a resource from a different origin. This article provides an in-depth guide to Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) for REST APIs, on how CORS works, and common pitfalls especially around security.
Slack is targeting the enterprise in a big way with Slack Enterprise Grid, a scalable version of its business communications platform. Along with the expanded platform, Slack updated its Node.js and Python SDKs so developers can add the new features to their own Slack business apps.
Google intends to shut down the Google Hangouts API on April 25th. The change means developers will not be able to create new apps using the API, and any existing apps that rely on the API will effectively be left for dead on their feet. Why? So Google can further refine Hangouts for the enterprise.
In this series we recap APIs that were added to our directory in 2016 and highlight some our readers may have missed that are worth a second look. We've chosen the APIs based on popularity on the site and in social media, as well as letting our team of researchers choose APIs they found compelling.
Given how so many companies that orbit the API economy are constantly pitching ProgrammableWeb in hopes of getting their latest greatest news covered, we thought we'd write-up some guidelines so that everyone has an idea of how to best work with us. So here are the do's and dont's!
Facebook wants bots to get better. Developers have so far taken significant advantage of the Messenger Platform. Businesses and app writers have created some 33,000 bots that function within Facebook's Messenger application, helping people check the weather, make payments, and more.
Message brokers are a valuable tool for handling asynchronous communications directly between servers. This tutorial on the Nordic APIs Blog discusses the use of message brokers to create choreographed microservices that may offer benefits over those based on the HTTP protocol.
Guggy is a new smart contextual GIF maker. Through the use of Natural Language Processing, Guggy selects a humorous GIF to complement input text. The end result is what the company calls a "GIF Message" - a GIF with text overlaid. Guggy offers complete access to the platform via a free REST API.