The Latest News On The API Economy
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Snapchat launched its developer platform. Named Snap Kit, Snapchat has finally reached out to the developer community with a series of API-based tools that allow developers to integrate Snapchat features within third party apps. Creative Kit, Login Kit, Bitmoji Kit, and Story Kit make up Snap Kit.
Help Scout, a help desk platform provider, has announced the launch of version 2 of its Mailbox API. The Help Scout Mailbox API 2.0 implements OAuth2 for more user-friendly authentication with the services Help Scout customers are integrated with and contains a number of improvements.
Rebel is known for its interactive emails. But, developers had asked for Rebel to launch an API that allowed them to build emails with JSON (same process as Rebel Actionable API) without the need for interactive functionality. In response, Rebel has launched the Rebel Lite API.
According to a report published by TechCrunch, Snapchat is secretly planning to launch a developer platform, its first ever. Dubbed Snapkit, prototypes of the platform suggest it will give developers access to Snap's camera software so that they can integrate it into their applications.
Facebook has published a page for Facebook Platform developers that answers frequenty asked questions (FAQs) about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR went into effect on May 25 and requires companies in the EU and around the world to comply with stronger data protection rules.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including VoIP, Background, and Home Automation. Featured today is an API for searching for specific phrases within podcasts, an API for credit score verification, and one for integrating with branded email signatures.
Amazon this week announced that it has added support for S3 Select in the AWS SDK for Ruby. Amazon S3 Select allows developers to retrieve subsets of data from objects stored in S3 using simple SQL expressions. The AWS SDK for Ruby now allows developers to use the S3 #select_object_content API.
Twitter has announced that it is delaying the shutdown of legacy APIs as its new Account Activity API is now generally available to all developers. The legacy APIs, namely the Site Streams and User Streams APIs, as well as Direct Message endpoints, were slated to be turned off on June 19.
Favstar, a service that helps users "find great tweets and interesting people to follow", has announced that it will be shutting down next month because of changes Twitter is making to its APIs. Favstar's creator, Tim Haines, was left with no choice but to shut his service down due to API changes.
Dropbox recently released v2 of its Team Events API. The Team Events API is part of Dropbox Business and allows users to track activity within Dropbox. The API has been completely rewritten from v1, and includes over 300 events that users can access through the activity log.
One of the more interesting views given by the directory is a look at what sectors are seeing the most growth in APIs. The directory data model allows for one primary category as well as multiple secondary categories and in this article we take a look at which categories are most represented.
Revelations that the now-defunct Cambridge Analytica collected data from as many as 87 million Facebook users’ focused congressional and public scrutiny on two main issues: privacy and competition. Most Americans seems to agree that we need progress on both fronts.
At its annual F8 developer conference, Facebook yesterday announced the launch of Graph API 3.0 as well as enhanced developer app review. The third version of the company's Graph API contain a number of changes to Facebook Login and the /comments edge and what data is returned.
In the wake of a scandal that has led to the biggest backlash it has ever faced, Facebook has announced API and platform product changes that will have far-reaching consequences for developers. The changes include the need for developers to submit their apps to Facebook for review.
To all of you — including the US Congress — that want Mark Zuckerberg's head over the personal data that was gleaned from Facebook and used for profit by Cambridge Analytica, you have got the wrong guy. If you’re quitting Facebook, you might be doing it for the wrong reasons.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Payments, and Project Management. Highlights include a low latency, high performance email service from SparkPost to its European customers, and AWS X-Ray SDKS. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
SparkPost announced a version of its SparkPost API that is fully compliant with the upcoming GDPR in the EU. SparkPost EU is hosted in Europe as opposed the the US where the original API is hosted. The EU version brings compliancy as well as lower latency and increased performance to EU customers.
Facing significant blowback from horrified organizations and users worldwide with respect to the Cambridge Analytica debacle, Facebook appears to be responding with swift action that will undoubtedly result in disgruntled developers and users.
Instagram has deprecated much of its public API effective immediately. In a changelog published today, the popular Facebook-owned social media sharing platform announced that the endpoints for Follows and Relationships, Public Content Commenting, Likes and User Search have been removed.
Email and data security firm Mimecast Limited has officially launched an API and developer portal. Using the Mimecast API, Mimecast customers can programmatically configure and manage their Mimecast services, download gateway and security log file data and track email messages.