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MapQuest is Retiring its JavaScript Maps API

The MapQuest JavaScript Maps API, both Licensed and Open, will be retired on June 5, 2018. The recently released MapQuest.js JavaScript library is the replacement for the existing JavaScript API. The company has published a migration guide for developers and is also offering paid migration packages.

Twilio Introduces Add-on Management API

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.

The Sun Finally Sets on the Google Earth API

Over two years after Google originally announced the end of the Google Earth API, Google will finally sunset the API today. January 11, 2017 is the official sunset date that many had hoped Google would continue to delay. The popular API is based on the outdated NPAPI plugin framework.

Facebook Brings Analytics to Bots

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.