The Latest News On The API Economy
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Google has announced that on April 10, 2018, it will cease offering the QPX Express API that provides developers access to airline pricing and shopping through a standard API. Google acquired the technology behind the QPX Express API when it completed its acquisition of ITA Software in 2011.
Escrow.com has announced a beta version of its Platform API. Through the API, third party apps and services can integrate the escrow services Escrow.com has long been known for. Once integrated, apps and services can hold money in trust until a transaction has fully completed.
Thread Genius recently launched with the goal of mapping the world's visual taste. Thread Genius believes that web recommendations based on text fall short of capturing consumers' true taste. Its computer vision technology captures taste on visual input. Its API opens the service to others.
Microsoft continues to built out its cogitative services API portfolio with two more APIs now generally available. The Bing Custom Search API and v7 of the Bing Search API are both GA and ready for production use. The Customer Search API enables targeted searches, and v7 adds filtering.
The long awaited Airbnb API is officially here. While Airbnb has publicly announced its official API, the API is not completely open to the public. Those interested must apply from access. Public documentation is not currently available. The focus of the initial API launch is the supply side.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Big Data, Transportation, and Translation. Featured today is an API from Caret for enabling applications to trigger automatic status alerts, and APIs from MeaningCloud that extract meaning from content.
Singapore's OCBC continued growing its banking API portfolio with the the GIRO API and sandbox versions for four transactional APIs (Account Balance, Account Transaction, Merchant Card Payments, and Pay Anyone). The bank has partnered with the Singapore government for its first implementation.
Nexchange has positioned itself as the cryptocurrency exchange for crypto enthusiasts created by crypto enthusiasts. With the beta launch of its open source cryptocurrency exchange, the company has delivered API access to the exchange that other enthusiasts can freely access and clone.
Safaricom has long been one of the most innovative company's within Kenya, driving technology forward in both telecom and ecommerce. However, its API portfolio has lagged behind due to difficult integration and onboarding processes. The company has now changed that with a new API strategy.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Blockchain, eCommerce, Non-Profit, and Healthcare. Highlights today include ETHEREST API for the Ethereum blockchain and the Overstock Shopping API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
ShopAdvisor has announced that version 3.0 of the ShopAdvisor API is now generally available. The API allows developers to build applications that can make online-to-offline retailer oriented queries which can then be used to provide information for mobile marketing campaigns.
Overstock has announced the integration of its online marketplace with ShapeShift to offer customers use of all major cryptocurrencies. Thanks to the integration with ShapeShift, Overstock customers can now pay for purchases with Bitcoin Cash, Dash, Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero, and many other assets.
Body Labs introduced API access to its SOMA technology. SOMA scans a single photo of a human; analyzes the photo along with the subject's height, weight, and gender; and then generates a 3D model and digital measurements for the subject. The SOMA Shape API provides programmatic access to the tech.
Can an automated, AI backed security solution for your API infrastructure really replace a team of security engineers? As the week comes to a close, we examine that question as well as offer a look at some new APIs and SDKs, as we bring you the news we couldn’t cover in the world of APIs.
eBay has announced the availability of two new Sell and Buy APIs; the Taxonomy API and Buy Marketing API. The company also announced some of the existing Sell and Buy APIs have been updated to add new features. These APIs will eventually replace the eBay’s legacy Trading API..
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Music, and Games. Highlights today include the GetBadges API for gamification servicesand the Linkfire API for deeplinking apps to music retailers. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
X-Cart is a shopping cart solution for merchants looking to provide customers with both a desktop and mobile shopping experience. This tutorial will show you how to use X-Cart's REST API to exchange data with the X-Cart database without the need for direct access to the underlying database server.
As the week kicks into high gear, here is another edition of ProgrammableWeb's "In other API Economy News". Today we look at the Audioburst API, billed as the Google for audio; Status.im's API for creating decentralized chatbots, Movesense's announcement of their motion sensor and SDK and more.
Shopify has replaced its legacy Discounts API with the New Price Rules API. The API keeps what worked from the Discounts API, and greatly enhances those features with more flexibility and capability. One and five Shopify sales includes a discount of some sort, and Shopify wants to capitalize.
This week, Amazon announced Subscribe with Amazon. The offering is a subscription service for sellers of digital products and services. Through a series of APIs, subscription sellers can use Amazon infrastructure to offer products and services on monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis.