The Latest News On The API Economy
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Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Banking, Mapping, and Photos. Highlight include the Get Image API which returns data about the location and cameras used for a particular photograph. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google has announced that availability of its Manufacturer Center service has been expanded to more countries and the company has launched the Google Manufacturer Center API. The API allows Manufacturer Center users to programmatically add, update, delete, and distribute product data.
Factual recently announced a new SDK that enables third party apps and services to pull location data from its massive database and trigger certain actions in response to data points like location, environment, movement and more. The SDK is easily used through the Garage Web UI.
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.
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.
Wrld.js is an SDK built on the Leaflet API that can be used for embedding interactive, 3D, indoor and outdoor maps in a web page. This guide will walk you through the process of using wrld.js to build a 3D airport experience, including searching, point-of-interest markers, and indoor routing.
TRX Systems' 3D "Indoor GPS" Solutions Guide First Responders In Lethal Situations (includes podcast)
Largely in response to learnings from terrorism-related events, there's a new protocol for first responders that involves their entry into buildings before they're fully cleared of any danger. Commanding a situation like that requires GPS-like 3D indoor mapping technology where no GPS exists.
Microsoft has launched the Bing Maps Distance Matrix API which returns the travel times and distances between a set of origins and destinations. The API can be used in applications to solve the Traveling Salesman Problem and Vehicle Routing Problem returning the best route for a set of locations.
This is the first API profile in what we are calling the "Growth Series." Mapbox provides an API that allows developers to create maps with rich data visualizations by using multiple data layers. This feature along with others has fueled an 11x growth in calls made to its API.
Geo APIs are popular in today's mobile, ever-connected world. It's hard to find an oft-used app without mapping functionality of some sort. While the likes of Google Maps and other services have popular APIs, there is a visible lack of standardization in geocoding that the OGC seeks to remedy.
We're excited to announce the release of the successor to our Leaflet Plugins, MapQuest.js! Built with Leaflet v1.1.0 integration, MapQuest.js provides all of the power of the MapQuest geospatial platform combined with the elegance of the open-source Leaflet mapping library.
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.
Mapbox has launched the Mapbox Optimization API, a new API that developers can use to build applications with optimized multi-stop itineraries. The API returns the optimal order for making stops to up to 12 locations. The Mapbox Navigation SDK for both iOS and Android has also been updated.
We take you into the weekend with another edition of ProgrammableWeb's "In other API Economy News". Today we give you your fill of Amazon news including the general release of their Greengrass IoT service, the ability for API Gateway to allow for customization of error responses, and more.
In Other API Economy News: GitHub Releases Open Source Survey Results, Wonder Woman Inspires Girls to Code
Before you head off into your weekend, here is another edition of ProgrammableWeb's "Briefly, In other API Economy News". Today we cover new mapping developer tools from WRLD, GitHub's open source survey results, Stripe's new SQL tool and Google's collaboration with Warner Bros to get girls to code.
Mapbox has announced a Unity SDK that provides a mapping platform, similar to the AR mapping of Pokemon Go, to developers across the gaming industry. With the major success of Pokemon Go, maps could be the foundation for a new generation of AR and VR games and Mapbox aims to capitalize.
The Schiphol airport in Amsterdam has published a Flight API for developers to build new, creative passenger experiences. The API provides access to flight and airline data on the more than 90+ airlines that operate at the airport. Examples include flights, airline, status, destinations, and more.