The Latest News On The API Economy
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Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including WebRTC, Video, Fitness and Currency. Highlights include APIs for MASV video file transfer service, an unofficial Peloton API, and an API for services to deaf people. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Twilio, a provider of cloud-communications products and services, has announced a new set of APIs that will enable embeddable live-streaming technology for voice and video. Twilio Live aims to provide cloud-based interactive voice and video experiences in real-time and at scale.
Facebook has announced the release of the Graph API v11.0 and Marketing API v11.0 as well as moving the Platform SDK to v11.0. These updates include breaking changes that will require developers to update their applications to ensure compatibility. The Instagram Basic Display API was also updated.
Pocketnow is reporting that Apple has developed a new API specifically to be used by the Zoom iPadOS application that will allow app users to use the split screen mode offered by the popular video conferencing platform. Previously the application was unable to offer this feature on the iPad.
Sendbird has announced the release of updates to the Calls API that the company says will provide new group calls functionality for both voice and video. This new API joins Sendbird’s existing chat APIs and provides developers with the tools needed to build social integrations into applications.
Mux Partners With Maestro on Interactive Live Streaming Tech, Highlighting Benefits of API First Design
Mux, a video technology company, has partnered with Maestro, an interactive live streaming platform, to provide creators with a one-stop-shop for everything that they need to build immersive and interactive video experiences. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Mux co-founder and CEO Jon Dahl.
Twilio has provided an update for developers on the status of the beta Video Recording Rules API, which will now move into general availability. The API helps developers handle call recording at a far more granular level than previously possible. Twilio has also added new code samples.
For Zoom, 2020 was a rocket ship that blasted the company’s value well past the Kármán line and into rarefied air, with much of this success being built on the back of the company’s mobile and desktop applications. The company is now hoping to further expand its reach via a new Video SDK.
Facebook has added IGTV metrics to the Instagram Graph API. Developers who have already upgraded to the latest version of the API will immediately be able to access the new datasets. IGTV is a standalone application that Instagram developed to allow for more immersive long-form content.
The McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) team has recently discovered a vulnerability in a video calling SDK provided by Agora.io that could have allowed attackers to join calls uninvited and unannounced. The vulnerable SDK was in use by various connectivity applications.
Livestorm announced the release of its public API. The API will provide Livestorm's customers and integration partners with a new way to access their data, automate processes, and connect Livestorm with any other leading marketing or sales applications with just a few lines of code.
Google announced a new Transcoder API preview. It empowers users to create consumer streaming formats for direct-to-consumer content. This is the first Google API in a series to come for the ddirect-to-consumer market that has exploded in recent years and accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sinch has announced the release of a new Conversation API that is designed to simplify the unification process of messaging across myriad channels and technologies. With the pandemic pushing the global workforce into remote environments communication fragmentation has increased exponentially.
Facebook has announced the launch of beta access to a new Messenger API feature which will provide support for Instagram messaging capabilities. Facebook is hoping to provide businesses with the tools necessary to improve customer satisfaction and facilitate meaningful conversations on Instagram.
Today, communications platform provider Twilio announced three new products: Twilio Video Web RTC Go, Twilio Frontline, and the Event Streams API. These new products illustrate the point that organizations using an API-led approach can respond in an agile way to new challenges in the marketplace.
Earlier this year Sendbird announced the Sendbird Calls API to add platform support for voice and video capabilities over IP. Since that time the company had been updating the API and has now announced a new self-service option for the Sendbird Calls APIs.
When we first looked at the fastest growing API categories of recent years, Financial and Payments both made the list. We've seen a number of signals that there is great interest in API related to Finance so we decided to take a deeper look at the category's growth this month.
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.