The Latest News On The API Economy
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Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including DevOps, Politics, and Security. Highlights include the Checkly API for monitoring APIs and the Contrast Security API to help thwart cyber attacks on applications. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Developers and consumer protection groups are not pleased with Apple's removal of parental control and screen usage apps from the App Store. Some claim that Apple aims to limit competition with its Screen Time app and increase iPhone use. Apple claims its only protecting privacy and security.
Amazon has launched an App Submission API. Similar to Google's submission API for Google Play, Amazon's API allows app owners to programmatically update apps on its Appstore. With the goal of simplifying app updates across platforms, the Amazon API is similar to the API used with Google Play.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Banking, eCommerce and Jobs. Highlights include the Tradenity API for creating eCommerce applications, Taskware API for task management, and an API that retrieves lottery numbers. Here's a look at what is new.
Twenty-three APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Automation and Identity. Highlights include an API for Smartlook screen recording and user analytics platform, and an API for SpiderOak secure data collaboration tools. Here's look at what's new.
After incredible growth of the initial Adobe Exchange app marketplace, Adobe has introduced the next generation of the platform. This new generation includes powerful APIs that empower developers with access to the Adobe Experience Platform. The marketplace currently includes over 10,000 apps.
Kong announced two new features that aim to simplify API development with the assistance of AI and ML. The new tools, Kong Brain and Kong immunity, have been added to the company’s Kong Enterprise platform and automate processes that include documentation, configuration, and traffic analysis.
Facebook is at the center of another privacy controversy. This time, the most popular Android apps are involved. Almost half of the apps on the Google Play store have the ability to share data with Facebook, and it looks like many of them are sharing automatically (no Facebook account is needed).
ZeroBounce, provider of email verification services, has announced the addition of a new API for bulk email validation. The new API is designed for users with frequent email validation needs, that would prefer to automate the entire process.
Chatbot systems have greatly evolved the customer service space with rapid, personalized responses that can save businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars. OnSched provides a complete Consumer, and Setup, REST API to build online booking right into your chatbot's responses and workflows
Fortnite was released in the summer of 2017 as an early access title on several platforms. In about a year, the popularity of this multiplayer, survival shooter game has skyrocketed. An official public Fortnite API is not currently available. This article highlights a few unofficial Fortnite APIs.
Google joined Apple with a ban of on-device cryptocurrency mining apps from Google Play. Apple made its decision in June of this year. Both companies will continue to allow remote mining. As cryptocrime continues to accelerate, and mining is resource intensive, the decisions weren't surprising.
As various services like Facebook deal with competitors by packing more functionality into their apps, those apps are increasingly experiencing usability issues. In the old days of the API economy, outside developers could leverage a service's APIs to build something better. But those days are gone.
Facebook has added Codeless App Events to the latest version of the Facebook SDK. The new feature allows app owners to track interactions between app users with certain elements within an app (e.g. buttons, images, etc.). Codeless App Events is implemented through a visual tool to reduce coding.
Last year, Google announced that Android app developers would need to target recent APIs starting mid-2018. That time has come and Google has not changed its tone. Facebook has indicated that its main app will target API level 26, Android Oreo 8. Other Facebook apps should follow suit
Amazon has released an Appstore Sales Reporting API that allows developers to download sales reports programmatically. Developers use the API to retrieve monthly sales data as compressed CSV files. The CSV file contains item information such as marketplace, invoice ID, item name, and sales price.
Red Hat has announced the availability of Red Hat Fuse 7 which includes more than 50 new connectors and a new browser-based, graphical interface that features low-code drag-and-drop capabilities. The company has also introduced Fuse Online, a new low-code integration platform that is fully hosted.
This week, Google announced a new top-level domain for mobile apps needing a home on the web: .app. Google sees many benefits for apps owning some space on the web, and its main selling point for the .app TLD is the built-in security requirements to communicate with an .app website.
Since their introduction in 2015, Progressive Web Apps have been viewed as a potential way to break the grip that native apps have had on the mobile app ecosystem. The most effective way to reach users still is to publish your app to one of the major app stores, but which one plays best with PWAs?