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Many of the world's most successful technology companies have seen their fortunes bolstered by offering open APIs, but incidents last week involving Facebook and Spotify demonstrate that open APIs are not without risk, especially when enforcement of API usage policies is lax.
Facebook this week announced it has opened its Instant Games platform to all developers. The platform, which had been in beta, allows developers to build HTML5-based games that can be played across Facebook directly within News Feeds and in Messenger conversations on desktop and mobile devices.
Hootsuite added to its API portfolio with the Interaction History API. The API allows developers to monitor social media exchanges of its app users and other social media profiles. The goal of the API is to provide more context to social media exchanges. The API has Twitter and Facebook endpoints.
In this part of the API testing series, we take a look at LoadView, a combination monitoring and load testing tool. If your company has a DevOps role, that may be the main user. Otherwise, this tool will most likely be used by a combination of people in testing and development roles.
The next iteration of Android is here. Google this week released Android P Developer Preview 1, an early build of its refreshed core Android platform. Android P is awash in new APIs for developers to put to work creating powerful apps that will bring new and exciting experiences to end users.
At Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, Google today announced the first beta release of Flutter, a react-style framework, 2D rendering engine, suite of ready-to-use widgets and development tools designed to help developers create native interfaces for iOS and Android apps.
Developing an API in plain PHP is time-consuming and error-prone. Thankfully, it’s not necessary. All you need is a great little PHP framework to help you out. Rakesh Patel over at BCW picks out five of the best PHP frameworks for creating REST APIs.
Twitter yesterday announced updates to its developer platform terms that aim to reign in the use of automation by bad actors "to perform coordinated actions across multiple accounts." Twitter's updated policies forbid applications from posting identical content to multiple Twitter accounts.
Stride, the team communications solution Atlassian launched in September, today announced new features designed to make it "an even more powerful communications solution." These features include new API capabilities that enable developers to build custom apps and messaging bots.
Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, today announced that its Marketing API is now available to all developers. The API allows third parties to programmatically buy ads in the Snapchat app and manage their advertising campaigns. It also offers additional targeting and testing functionality.
Microsoft has announced the general availability of the Azure Budgets API which includes new enhancements. Among the API updates are support for usage budgets (currently supported for enterprise customers only), support for Azure action groups, and an updated version of the usage details API.
Twitter today announced that it is launching a new offering that will give developers access to the full Twitter archive which contains all tweets going back to the first one posted by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in 2006. Previously, full archive access was limited to Twitter's enterprise customers.
By giving business accounts the ability to schedule posts, Instagram is addressing one of the most requested features from its corporate clients. The newfound power has been added to the Instagram Graph API, which should let businesses take greater control over their Instagram content.
Encoder Farm has announced a scorched pricing approach to the video encoding market. The company has reimagined its pricing strategy with a single, all-inclusive, per encoder pricing model. Users can hire as many encoders as needed, for a single price. Encoder counts can scale up or down as needed.
Eagle Eye Networks, a cloud video surveillance provider, has added a number of new features to the Eagle Eye Video API Platform, which allows customers to build applications that leverage live and recorded surveillance video footage. It has also improved the performance of its API platform.
Action camera maker GoPro has shuttered its developer program. A statement posted on the developer program website reads, "GoPro has discontinued the Developer Program. We are grateful to the GoPro Developer Community for your interest in the program." The program was launched in April 2016.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to build a Shopify app from scratch with Node. You’ll learn how to request an access token from a shop and then make an API call. First, you’ll need to create a public HTTPS address for the purposes of authentication.
The YouTube Data API can be used to upload and search for videos, manage playlists and subscriptions, update channel settings and more. In this tutorial, we'll review the YouTube Data API portal and show you how to use the API to build a simple app that can return the contents of a playlist.