The Latest News On The API Economy
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Google today released a new preview version of Flutter to developers. Flutter is Google's set of tools for quickly designing and implementing user interfaces for Android and iOS devices. The search giant hopes to have a 1.0 release of Flutter ready for developers in the near future.
Rookout, a company focused on production debugging, has released the first collaborative solution to debug live code on demand, including in production. Rookout’s Workspaces feature works like “Google Docs” for debugging live code, letting developers share an IDE together to track down issues.
Kong Inc., a microservices API company, has announced Kong 1.0, the latest version of its open-source microservice API gateway. This latest version of the Kong platform includes a variety of features such as support for service mesh deployments and Kubernetes Ingress controller.
Microsoft has released a new Microsoft 365 Secure Score API which includes new updates such as integration with Microsoft’s Security Graph API, the addition of dual entities, and availability in the Microsoft Graph Explorer. This API replaces the original Microsoft Office 365 Secure Score API.
Google this week began to make its staged release feature available to Android developers. The idea behind this functionality is to let app writers seed their applications to a small number of users to ensure there are no bugs before a wider rollout to the entire installed base.
DronaHQ, a digital enablement and transformation provider, has launched API Genie, a tool that allows users to create APIs for existing web apps without writing code. It is aimed at users who would like to build APIs for legacy applications but at reduced cost and faster time to market.
Mavenlink has extended its API-first portfolio strategy with the introduction of M-Bridge Integration & Extensibility Platform. The Platform solves what Mavenlink calls the "hariball tech stack" problem by offering a centralized hub for disparate app integration and management.
Unity Technologies has completed its move from asm.js to WebAssembly with the Unity 2018.2 release. With this release, developers can now make wasm-only builds and the default linker target is now wasm instead of asm.js. The company plans on deprecating asm.js in the Unity 2018.3 release.
A number of brand new features have been added to Firebase including a Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) API Reporting dashboard and Firebase In-App Messaging. The FCM API Reporting dashboard allows developers to view notification and messaging statistics from one central user interface.
Hasuraa GraphQL-as-a-Service company, launched its open source GraphQL Engine which allows developers to migrate Postgres-based applications to GraphQL without having to write any backend code. The Hasura GraphQL engine can also be used to quickly build scalable GraphQL Applications on Postgres.
Google has released the final, public version of Android P. The latest operating system will henceforth be known as Android 9 Pie (following Android 8 Oreo). The new platform gains APIs galore and Google wants developers to get to work optimizing their apps with the latest tools.
Huawei is opening its AI platform by making a number of AI-based APIs available to developers. The company is making APIs available via its Enterprise Intelligence (EI) solution. Among the APIs available are a natural language API, voice recognition API, and visual recognition API.
Messaging service Kik launched a cryptocurrency called Kin through a near-$100 million initial coin offering (ICO) last September, and now its Kin Ecosystem Foundation will give as many as 25 developers up to $3 million in Kin to bolster the cryptocurrency's ecosystem as part of a new program.
GitHub Enterprise 2.14 is now available, and it includes a number of new tools for developers including unified search, Checks API (public beta), multiple issue templates, and several tools for easier Administration. The Checks API is only available for use with GitHub Apps.
As various services like Facebook deal with competitors by packing more functionality into their apps, those apps are increasingly experiencing usability issues. In the old days of the API economy, outside developers could leverage a service's APIs to build something better. But those days are gone.
Google is promoting the fact that beginning in Android P, developers have access to a BiometricPrompt API that allows them to integrate biometric authentication into their apps. The BiometricPrompt API only exposes strong biometric modalities, which are those that are less easily bypassed.
Amazon has released an Appstore Sales Reporting API that allows developers to download sales reports programmatically. Developers use the API to retrieve monthly sales data as compressed CSV files. The CSV file contains item information such as marketplace, invoice ID, item name, and sales price.