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Sendbird recently added voice and video functionality for its in-app chat feature, now the company is announcing that the APIs that make this possible are HIPAA compliant. Additionally, Sendbird Desk, the company’s embeddable support feature for chat, social, and video has also achieved compliance.
This week, YouTube developers learned of major compliance changes. They impact videos uploaded with the videos.insert endpoint. API projects created after July 28, 2020 using this endpoint from an unverified API project will be set to private viewing mode until an audit verifies TOS compliance.
Dynamic Yield, a company that offers personalization services for the marketing industry, has expanded its APIs in order to streamline server-side implementations. The company is hoping to faithfully translate its portfolio into an experience that excels in a diverse set of environments.
Google has released an Android 11 Developer Preview for Android TV. The company says features focus on privacy, performance, accessibility, and connectivity. The idea is to help developers improve the experience for consumers seeking to get the most from their smart TVs and streaming devices.
The Display & Video 360 API, which was first announced back in March, has seen a steady flow of updates over the past several months. Google has added to those improvements with a series of new features being added to the platform.
As a part of Microsoft’s cloud communication API set on Microsoft Graph, the company provides an API called the updateRecordingStatus API. This resource allows for bots to programmatically set up policy-based recordings. Microsoft has now moved this solution into general availability.
Supermetrics has updated its the Supermetrics API. Supermetrics has always been about extracting data from marketing and advertising platforms for use in analytical tools. The new API expands on that vision and delivers more user friendly tools and abilities for custom solutions.
Openprise today announced the availability of Openprise API Factory, the first and only solution that transforms any automated business process into a custom API with a single click, making it easy to add custom API-based services to enterprise systems without writing a single line of code.
Last week, Facebook announced its acquisition of Giphy. The Giphy team will become part of Instagram which has enjoyed API integration with Giphy for quite some time. The question becomes, how will app integrations outside of the Facebook family be impacted by the acquisition?
PowerReviews today announces updates to its API, which will enable new integrations with select technology partners and improve the usability of its entire platform. The updated PowerReviews API enables turnkey integrations and provides greater data support for enterprise retailers and brands.
Google Chrome is in the early stages of developing a tool that would bring YouTube-like video recommendation feeds to most any website that has the content to support one. The fresh feature has already found its way to Canary builds of Chrome, where it lets people see what videos are queued up next.
Dolby, a provider of audiovisual solutions, has launched an API platform to support the media and communications industries. The new platform, Dolby.io, will offer a collection of APIs that streamline integration with the company’s real-time AV technology.
Facebook has released version 7.0 of its Marketing API and Graph API. Additionally, it released version 7.0 of its Mobile SDKs and Business SDKs. As expected, these new releases include new fields and features, but also include new requirements for mobile developers. Deprecations are also planned.
Altitude Angel, an unmanned traffic management tech provider, has announced a surveillance API. Through the API, integrators can share and receive flight data. The data comes from sensors and other devices in close to real time so a genuine picture of a covered airspace is seen.
Google recently announced the Display & Video 360 API. The API supports the company’s consolidated marketing platform and was designed to provide access to asynchronous Structured Data File (SDF) download functionality. Google has announced the first significant round of updates to this API.
Google has announced an open beta release of an all-new Admob API. Google is providing the API specifically for application providers using AdMob, the company’s platform for promoting and monetizing mobile applications. The API provides data that more accurately mirrors the AdMob user interface.
Sendbird has announced the addition of voice and video calling APIs to augment its existing chat and messaging API offering. The technology relies on the World Wide Web Consortium's WebRTC standard and offers customers an opportunity to consolidate their in-app communications down to one vendor.
Zoom has updated its iOS app to stop sending specific data to Facebook. Zoom's announcement came after Motherboard reported that data such as timezone, city, device details, etc. were sent to Facebook. This sharing came from Zoom's use of the Facebook SDK, which it will now stop.
On Monday, Discord Tweeted that it increased its capacity by 20% in order to make sure that those isolating themselves due to the Coronavirus could continue to text, video and voice chat without interruption. Less than an hour later, the service was completely unavailable due to server outages.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Video, Stocks, Music, and Science. Featured is the Health Gorilla API, a healthcare API that can be used to send and receive COVID-19 test results. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.