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Violet this week announced what it says is a "unified API for anything on the internet." The idea is to make it easy for people to buy whatever they want, no matter where they see it on the web, without requiring them to backtrack or hop through ecommerce sites across the internet.
Open source mapping firm Mapbox has announced new Vision SDK designed to help developers build AR navigation experiences, such as iOS and Android-based heads-up displays, by "bridging the phone, the camera, and the automobile." The Mapbox Vision SDK takes advantage of ARM's Project Trillium AI tech.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Mapping, Sports, Shipping, Stocks, and Nature. Highlights include an API for the Figma design tool and and several APIs for integration with Bing Maps. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Mapbox continues to enhance mapping features designed for gaming in the AR space with new features to its Maps Unity SDK. Specifically, Mapbox has added new features to points of interest and augmented reality to the latest version of the SDK. Mapbox will demonstrate next week at its Locate event.
At its annual Unite conference earlier this month, hosted ecommerce platform Shopify announced a number of major product announcements, including several that impact the company's developer ecosystem. As part of this, Shopify announced that its admin API will support GraphQL.
ClimaCell has announced the launch of its Micro Weather API which provides hyper-local historical and real-time weather data. The API returns weather data requests such as real-time weather, short-term forecast (nowcast), heatmap tiled image, and a rectangular grid of weather details.
Microsoft's Bing has launched a private preview release of two new Bing Maps APIs. The Bing Maps Location Recognition API and Bing Maps Autosuggest API allow developers to deliver new kinds of experiences and provide richer analytics about locations at which users are situated.
Google yesterday unveiled Google Maps Platform, which it is calling "the next generation" of its Google Maps business. Google Maps Platform includes streamlined APIs. In its announcement, the search giant stated, "Our core APIs work together to provide the building blocks you need."
Google My Business API version 4.1 includes five new features including merchant provided description, offer type posts, and customer provided media. Google also announced that agencies can now sign up for a Google My Business account which features a brand new agency dashboard.
Foursquare has launched Places API for Start-Ups which provides access to Foursquare location intelligence capabilities at a price point between the free tier account and the Enterprise tier account. The Places API allows companies to integrate apps with Foursquare platform data and capabilities.
PartsTech, an automotive ecommerce technology company, has announced the launch of a new Parts Ordering API. By integrating the API into their shop management systems, auto shops will be able to more easily find auto parts, check prices, find local inventory, and make purchases.
Algolia, a hosted search engine API provider, today announced major updates to its Analytics platform, which include an enhanced Analytics API as well as a new Click Analytics API, with the aim of helping customers gain more visibility into how their users are performing searches.
Nineteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Search, and Screenshots. Featured today is an API for adding personal safety features to applications and an API that provides data from the Mars Curiosity rover. Here's a look at what is new.
Microsoft has announced that the Bing Entity Search API is now generally available in eleven markets including the United States and Canada. The Bing Entity Search API provides contextual information about real-world entities such as people, places, things, and local businesses.
Microsoft today announced a number of AI-related updates to its Azure platform, including a public preview of Microsoft Custom Vision Service for creating state-of-the-art computer vision models, improvements to its facial recognition API service, and the general availability of Bing Entity Search.
Switch announced the CardSavr API which allows credit card details to flow directly from the card issuer to thousands of ecommerce sites. Once integrated, updated card information can be sent to the selected sites without users needing to reload the information, or card issuers to reissue cards.
Google yesterday announced that it will be updating the Google Maps APIs with a new basemap look and feel that is consistent with the look and feel that is now present across all Google products that incorporate Google Maps. The updated look and feel was implemented to improve user experience.
TomTom has launched an API that provides programmatic access to personalized audio traffic reports for drivers. Developers can use the TomTom Audio Traffic API to integrate personalized traffic reports with in-car entertainment applications and driver-oriented mobile applications.
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.