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Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Security, Weather, and Internet of Things. Highlights include the W3C Badging API for enabling users to see new activity about an application on a home screen. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
The Edge browser team at Microsoft says adjusting its app for devices that fold might be better handled with an API. The recommendation comes ahead of the market debut of several folding phones from Huawei and Samsung. Both phone companies have worked directly with developers to customize apps.
Ballerina, the open-source project from WSO2 has reached 1.0 and now provides cloud-native middleware as a programming language. The language, based on creating and consuming APIs for app development aims to simplify how developers will build and deploy cloud-native distributed apps and services.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Identity, and Machine Learning. Highlights include an API for IBM Watson enabled branded assistants and an API for trivia from the Jeopardy TV show. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Amazon continues to ease skill development and integration with added support for Express.js and Jinja templates. The Node.js ASK SDK now supports Express.js. The Python ASK SDK now supports Jinja templates. Additionally, Python ASK SDK support for Django and Flask is now generally available.
Nineteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Transportation, Storage, and Sales. Highlights include rideOS ride hailing APIs and DarkSearch API for the dark web search engine. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Amazon just made enabling Alexa skills within third-party apps a lot easier. The App-to-App Linking feature and associated Alexa Skill Activation API allow app users to enable an Alexa skill within a third-party app. Prior to the features, users were forced to use the Alexa app to enable a skill.
Apple seeded an eighth round of betas to developers this week, bringing iOS 13 and iPadOS one step closer to public release. With Apple's annual iPhone event believed to be on deck for September 10, the new platforms should become available to regular people on or around September 17.
Google this week distributed the fifth beta of Android Q. According to Google, this build is "very close" to what developers and consumers alike will see in the release of Android Q in the near future. Google is urging developers to update their apps for Android Q sooner rather than later.
Amazon released its AWS Cloud Development Kit last year as a preview. Now, the CDKs for TypeScript and Python are now generally available. The CDK allows administrators to manage their infrastructure using the same language and tools they use to build applications, a move towards DevOps practices.
At Google I/O 2019, the host company announced plans to release the Local Home SDK. This new solution, which was recently launched as a developer preview, aims to reduce latency and improve reliability by allowing smart home device providers to run actions locally rather than in the cloud.
Microsoft has developed new API standards in an attempt to modernize its portfolio and respond to developer feedback. Microsoft published the first version of the standards and released its first set of SDKs for Azure Storage, Cosmos DB, Key Vault and Event Hubs that comply with the standards.
vpnMentor‘s team of “hacktivist” security researchers recently announced the discovery of an exposed database connected to Orvibo Smart Home products. The vulnerable account information exposed in the database includes 2 billion logs detailing everything from usernames to precise device locations.
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?
Microsoft has released an update to its WebView 2 SDK and announced broader access so that more developers can try it. WebView 2, a new WebView control that allows developers to host web content within native apps, was first unveiled at the Build 2019 conference in Seattle last month.
Fauna announced that the GraphQL API for its FaunaDB database is now generally available. With the massive migration towards GraphQL, Fauna has expanded its already versatile database product with some of the latest serverless technology. Its general availability comes after a successful prerelease.
Akamai has announced the release of Akamai Edge Cloud and an accompanying IoT Edge Connect service. With the announcement of these new tools the company is hoping to “streamline and secure the delivery of data to connected devices and in-application messaging at scale.”
Cloud-based storage has opened up new possibilities for managing and analyzing data. However, not all information stored in the cloud is as easily accessible as it could be. This article looks at the different types of APIs that let you sync to the cloud and have a safe way to access your files.
Fugue has evolved its platform and risk manager offerings into one SaaS offering. The new product allows cloud users to manage security and compliance through a single product, streamlining visualization and management of their cloud infrastructure. Access to the Fugue API automates the process.
Google today released Android Q developer beta 4 with what the company says are the platform's final APIs and official SDK. This means developers now have the final set of tools they need to code apps for Android Q, which Google will release later this summer. Google also has plans for Firebase.