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Google today made what it calls the "final preview" of Android O available to application developers. This new build carries with it all the bits and pieces developers need to make their apps fully Android O capable. Google plans to release Android O to the general public later this summer.
Body Labs introduced API access to its SOMA technology. SOMA scans a single photo of a human; analyzes the photo along with the subject's height, weight, and gender; and then generates a 3D model and digital measurements for the subject. The SOMA Shape API provides programmatic access to the tech.
These days microservices are often pursued because tech giants like Uber and Twitter use them. Adam Drake argues that your startup probably doesn't need them and that they should only be used when your monolith gets so complex making the app more modular won’t cut it.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Databases, Blockchain and Marketing. Also new to the directory is an API for the Open Science Framework, which allows programmatic access to open source scientific research. Here's a look at the new additions.
Cloudflare created a new platform for the creation and distribution of web app tools. The Cloudflare Apps Platform allows web app owners and developers to build, integrate, and distribute apps and tools across Cloudflare's global CDN. The company has also created a fund to get users started.
eBay has announced the availability of two new Sell and Buy APIs; the Taxonomy API and Buy Marketing API. The company also announced some of the existing Sell and Buy APIs have been updated to add new features. These APIs will eventually replace the eBay’s legacy Trading API..
It was only a matter of time before the idea of a free VPN started to get traction. There's one from Opera for Opera users (that only works on browser traffic). Now, there's another from ProtonMail. How long will it be before Google offers one? And what database should you be spending time with?
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Music, and Games. Highlights today include the GetBadges API for gamification servicesand the Linkfire API for deeplinking apps to music retailers. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
At ProgrammableWeb we've been paying attention to the explosive growth and interest in serverless technologies (E.g. Amazon's Lambda, Google's Google Cloud Functions, and Microsot's Azure Functions). Even Twilio got into the game with its highly specialized serverless offering for Twilio developers.
Mapbox has launched the Mapbox Optimization API, a new API that developers can use to build applications with optimized multi-stop itineraries. The API returns the optimal order for making stops to up to 12 locations. The Mapbox Navigation SDK for both iOS and Android has also been updated.
TeleSign has greatly enhanced the iOS SDK for its App Verify service. The SDK allows app developers to handle verification completely in the background without multiple steps required for an onboarding user. By simply entering a phone number, the app exchanges with the phone for verification.
X-Cart is a shopping cart solution for merchants looking to provide customers with both a desktop and mobile shopping experience. This tutorial will show you how to use X-Cart's REST API to exchange data with the X-Cart database without the need for direct access to the underlying database server.
Zenedge has launched Zenedge API Security, a product designed to protect APIs from DDoS attacks and malicious bots. The product uses advanced algorithms to make sure API requests are legitimate. Zenedge API Security includes a proprietary native SDK for use with Web and mobile applications.
WebKit open source Web browser engine has announced that it now has a full WebAssembly implementation. WebAssembly is a new portable format used for compilation to the Web. Now that WebKit has a full wasm implementation, the Safari browser should also soon support the format.
As the week kicks into high gear, here is another edition of ProgrammableWeb's "In other API Economy News". Today we look at the Audioburst API, billed as the Google for audio; Status.im's API for creating decentralized chatbots, Movesense's announcement of their motion sensor and SDK and more.
Just yesterday, over 5000 developers gathered at the San Jose Convention Center for Apple’s WWDC 2017. In addition to the usual hardware overhauls and new products, Apple also announced some new APIs. These APIs include the MusicKit API, Core ML API, and the ARKit API.
Salesforce has introduced a new Apex Metadata API for Force.com to help developers build self-configuring applications, upgrade scripts, and custom set-up user interfaces. The API allows applications to enable capabilities such as retrieve metadata synchronously and set up a callback on completion.
Shopify has replaced its legacy Discounts API with the New Price Rules API. The API keeps what worked from the Discounts API, and greatly enhances those features with more flexibility and capability. One and five Shopify sales includes a discount of some sort, and Shopify wants to capitalize.
GitHub has rebuilt its desktop Git app from the ground up and has released the new GitHub Desktop Beta. The company also released the GitHub package for Atom which allows users to perform common Git operations from within the editor such as stage whole files or individual lines, and create commits.
Nvidia has released Audio and 360 Video SDKs to help simplify VR development. The NVIDIA VRWorks Audio SDK delivers realistic audio in VR environments. The NVIDIA VRWorks 360 Video SDK allows developers to capture and stitch together video feeds into a single 360-degree panoramic video.