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Facebook’s newly released update to the Messenger Platform includes new functionality, improvements to existing tools, while also deprecated legacy endpoints. Changes to the platform impact Click-to-Messenger Ads and provide new tools to encourage user engagement.
Vonage, a provider of cloud communication services, has announced a new API that is designed to provide developers with the tool necessary for creating and managing conversations across various messaging channels in real-time. The Conversation API is the latest addition to the Vonage API Platform.
Guidebook, providers of a platform for building mobile applications, unveiled an open-source API. Guidebook's API lets users extract valuable data and content that can then be pushed to custom mobile apps. A range of features, such as group discussions, social feeds, and more can be leveraged.
This article looks at some potential use cases of different objects presented in the documentation for the TomTom Maps SDK for Web. We’ll go through uses of classes GeolocateControl, Evented, and IncidentMarker, and how these might be helpful to be aware of as you start interacting with TomTom Maps.
TomTom just added a new tool to its Maps API. The TomTom Maps Styler allows users to customize their maps to match their intended style and brand. With over 900 stylistic features available, brands can easily manipulate items like color, font, patterns, opacity, and much more.
For developers planning to incorporate route optimization in applications, it's helpful to know how to choose a routing API. Here the RouteSavvy team offers the top six tips for choosing a routing API and a case study of how the RouteSavvy API was integrated into a floral delivery software system.
Are all CPaaSes (Communications Platform as a Service) created alike? Telesign's director of product management Vince Oh thinks not. In this interview with ProgrammableWeb.com editor-in-chief David Berlind, Oh explains how Telesign's parent company gives it a unique competitive advantage.
TomTom expanded its API portfolio specifically for the electronic vehicle market. The Long Distance EV Routing API allows developers to build apps that plan routes based on vehicle attributes and charging options. The EV Charging Stations API identifies charging stations along certain routes.
Slack has recently announced several upgrades to it’s messaging platform, these upgrades aim to improve communication inside larger organizations. These new enhancements include a new API for creating templated workspaces and a new announcement channel for communicating key information.
Twilio has released a beta version of its Conversations API. The unified API allows developers to aggregate messages across channels (SMS, MMS, Chat, and WhatsApp) into a single conversation. Additionally, administrators can control the conversation and supplement with experiential features.
Google has added some code to Android that suggests support for RCS may be expanded, though to what extent no one truly knows. For now, it’s clear that phone makers will gain access to a new API and, by extension, improved RCS compatibility. Third-party app writers, however, may be out of luck.
Stream.io provides developers with tools for adding scalable feeds, activity streams, and chat functionality to their applications via the Stream API. The company has recently announced a new SDK that aims to streamline the addition/creation of chat functionality for iOS applications.
Adding location-aware services to applications is one of the best ways to increase user engagement. Developers looking to enhance apps in this way can check out the ProgrammableWeb directory for location APIs to fit their needs. Here we list the most popular APIs for from our Location category.
About a year after Google introduced the Hangouts Chat API, it is enhancing the ability to build chatbots by supporting both Dialogflow and Hubot. Dialogflow allows developers to leverage natural language processing to train bots. Hubot allows developers to build bots for multiple platforms.
Many APIs provide data to use in an application but that data isn't always complete. This tutorial shows how to retrieve data from an API for global flight tracking and then transform it into GeoJSON to store in HERE's XYZ Geospatial Storage API and then render it as a 3D map with Three.js.
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.”
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, Blockchain, and Recreation, and Movies. Highlights include the Play.tv API for video game streaming and the Boundless AI API for predicting user behavior. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
New technology and transportation applications have transformed the way commuters, delivery services, fleet operators, and travelers get places. Driving these applications are Transportation APIs, and developers can find hundreds of them in the ProgrammableWeb directory. Here are some highlights.
Mapbox has completely revamped the pricing model for its API and SDK portfolio. The company has increased its free tier, and transitioned to a completely pay as you go model. Volume discounts apply, and automatically activate as a user's consumption grows. No commitments are required.
According to Ben Dowling, founder of IPInfo, an API provider specializing in IP-based geolocation, the key to success is staying customer-driven. Of course, when your organization is an API provider like IPinfo is, "customer-driven" is synonymous with "developer-driven." Dowling explains.