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Price Digests, an asset data provider to the commercial insurance and equipment finance industries, recently announced the Price Digests Vehicle API. The company aims to provide a point of differentiation to its customers by moving toward a big data approach to asset valuation.
Forty Three APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Business, Agile, Sports, Payments, and Directory. Highlights today include several APIs from Mozilla for IoT, Voice, Messaging, Location and more. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Tesla's backbone API suffered a 20 hour outage earlier this week that left the company's keyless driving feature and mobile app monitoring unavailable. While the outage represented more of an inconvenience than a devastation, the vulnerability highlighted the dangers of an API-driven auto market.
Twenty Four APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Sports, Healthcare, Water, and Video. Highlights today include an API for eSports video gaming data and an API for Burner disposable phone number service. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Streetlayer is a white label API for real time international address validation, autocomplete and geocoding. This tutorial introduces the streetlayer API including ensuring high-quality data by validating addresses, delivering address suggestions and determining coordinates of street addresses.
Opening up their platforms to let developers build an ecosystem on top of it has been a key to success for top tech firms from Apple to Facebook. But they’re not alone. TomTom Telematics opened up its Webfleet platform to devs a few years ago and now has over 45,000 devs using its APIs.
GM has released a new SDK used to develop apps for its Next Generation Infotainment system. The NGI SDK provides app developers a virtual app building experience, accessible anywhere, that exposes 400 vehicle data points to the developer. Once built, developers can submit apps with a single click.
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 The popular API is based on the outdated NPAPI plugin framework.
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Mapping and Location APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
ProgrammableWeb's Most Interesting APIs in 2016: Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Education API University
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Entertainment and Education APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Earlier this year, Google requested map data from the Korean government. In response, Korean tech companies Naver and Kakao have increased free limits to their respective maps APIs beyond what Google offers. The government is expected to respond next month but the competition has already started.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Audio, Publishing, Payments, and Chat. Featured today is the Autodata Motorcycle API, which provides model ID, manufacturer, diagnostic codes and technical data for motorcycles. Here's a look at what's new.
MapQuest is inviting developers to take its MapQuest Static Map v5 API for a spin while in beta testing. The refreshed API has a handful of new features that should appeal to developers who rely on MapQuest's mapping tools. The beta is being offered for free through the end of 2016.
TomTom has added another API to its mapping and navigation solutions portfolio: Traffic Stats API. Traffic Stats collects data from over 450 million connected devices in order to provide historical traffic data. The data collected includes speed, route, travel time, segment, and more.
Google is opening up Maps to new ride-sharing partners, meaning the search giant just effectively created the first ride-hailing price comparison feature. The surprise here is that Uber, previously the only ride-sharing partner on Google Maps, allowed this.
Geocoding involves converting a description of a physical address into coordinates that represent that location on a map to perform spatial analysis. This tutorial on the Google Maps APIs blog describes the two approaches to geocoding with Google Maps APIs, and when to use them.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Auto, Banking, and Payments. One highlight today is the Workshare API, which allows integration of a collaborative platform for sharing, editing, and reviewing documents. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
An independent developer has created a medal count API for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games: MedalBot. MedalBot uses import.io to scrape web sources for updated medal counts. MedalBot aggregates the data to offer gold, silver, bronze, and total medal counts by country. The API is free to use.
Google today said it is putting the Google Places API for iOS 2.0 and the Google Maps SDK for iOS 2.0 into separate CocoaPods. The idea here is to reduce the app size for developers who need Places data, but not Maps data. Google says the change heralds big savings in app binaries.
After continued developer requests, Google has added marker clustering to Google Maps SDK for iOS Utility Library. The feature allows users to populate maps with a large number of markers while keeping the map clean and readable. As zoom levels adjust, markers aggregate and slit out accordingly.