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ABB Group, a company that provides power and automation products, systems, and services, has announced the availability of a new API platform for smart home automation. The company took a major step forward in 2017 with the release of the Smarter Home Developer Program.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Automation, and Weather. Highlights include an API that provides menu data from thousands of restaurants and an API for whale sightings data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Zendesk expanded integration opportunities for its Answer Bot product. Answer Bot, a machine learning tool that helps customers find answers to their own questions, had been limited in channel access since its original release. Now, Zendesk has opened up access through API, SDK, widget, and more.
LabTwin recently announced that a new open API will enhance its offering by providing deeper integration and streamlined communication. These upgrades aim to reduce data fragmentation that is caused by information being spread across different tools and platforms.
Recent research indicates that, across organizations surveyed, old point-to-point integration habits are dying hard. In fact, they could be getting worse, resulting in an increasingly intractable situation as enterprises struggle to digitally transform themselves and avoid fatal disruption.
What if centralized integration services are getting it wrong? What if in the future, every service would come with integrations out-of-the-box? Every cloud service would have their own mini, built-in iPaaS, and apps from disparate cloud services would support integrations with each other.
Amazon Announces Alexa Presentation Language Preview and New Alexa Skills Kit SDK Frameworks for Java
Amazon has announced a preview of its new Alexa Presentation Language (APL) which allows developers to build visual Alexa skills that are voice-first and can be customized for different types of devices. Amazon has also announced the availability of a new Alexa Skills Kit SDK Frameworks for Java.
MuleSoft has announced the Winter 2018 release of its Anypoint Platform for managing APIs and enterprise integrations. Similar to a social graph, the release offers a bird's-eye view of an organization's application network graph. The release also uses machine learning to ease data mapping tasks.
The Xillio API is a content connectivity platform through which developers build integrations from their applications to any popular content repository. Xillio takes care of all the content system connectivity behind the scenes, no matter how many different systems they want to access.
OneGraph, a startup that aims to make popular SaaS APIs available through a single GraphQL endpoint, has launched. The company, which is part of YCombinator's Summer 2018 accelerator class, claims that its service can help developers "build robust integrations 10x to 100x faster."
Red Hat has announced the availability of Red Hat Fuse 7 which includes more than 50 new connectors and a new browser-based, graphical interface that features low-code drag-and-drop capabilities. The company has also introduced Fuse Online, a new low-code integration platform that is fully hosted.
At its annual Unite conference earlier this month, hosted ecommerce platform Shopify announced a number of major product announcements, including several that impact the company's developer ecosystem. As part of this, Shopify announced that its admin API will support GraphQL.
This article is focused on SaaS and Application developers considering how to best meet their end-user’s integration and automation needs. These days it's not so much ‘do you integrate?’ but ‘how do you integrate?’ In the end the goal should be to focus on satisfying stakeholders.
MuleSoft has announced the Titan release of its Anypoint platform. The release features several new capabilities including a container service for multi-cloud deployments and an end-to-end monitoring solution. The release also includes a number of new MuleSoft certified connectors.
GitHub has announced a beta public release of a new Checks API that gives developers to build solutions for continuous integration, linting and acceptance testing. The API, which currently works with GitHub's REST API, allows GitHub integrations to obtain richer information about code commits.
"To integrate, or not to integrate?" That’s the question often facing product managers. The issue is that keeping up with all the integrations available is nearly impossible. Let’s look at how you can prioritize and measure the impact of the API project you assign to the development team.
MuleSoft's annual Connectivity Benchmark Report reveals what’s at stake if IT leaders don’t get the job done on digital transformation; four out of five say that they will lose revenue in as little as 12 months if digital transformation isn’t completed. Can APIs be a way to achieve these goals?
Aria Solutions announced an API-based softphone solution that brings Salesforce CRM and Cisco telephony platforms together in a single solution. The Velocity Softphone is available on the Salesforce AppExchange and eliminates the need for agents to flip back and forth between various platforms.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Email, and Bitcoin. Highlights include the Vantiq API for building applications that automate systems, resources and operations, and the LaterPay API, for developers to monetize applications
As data has become more vital to core business functions, it's also become more decentralized. For developers facing integration challenges, using drivers for integration represents a logical step-up when seeking to simplify architectural complexity and build connected applications more quickly.