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Facebook is at the center of another privacy controversy. This time, the most popular Android apps are involved. Almost half of the apps on the Google Play store have the ability to share data with Facebook, and it looks like many of them are sharing automatically (no Facebook account is needed).
This portion of our series about the Most Interesting APIs in 2018 encompasses all APIs developers could utilize for data manipulation purposes, such as accessing data, extracting data from web sources, creating reports and visualizations, database administration, linking data in apps, and more.
Bing has announced the addition of the Bing Maps Local Insights API, this news comes just 6 days after the release of the related Bing Maps Local Search API. Both new offerings provide developers with tools for building applications and integrations that solve problems close to home for many users.
Algolia has added a personalization feature to its search results platform and API. Personalization collects data based on user behavior and allows the developer/owner to define how such data is used. The data and definition then empower Algolia to automatically produce relevant search results.
Earlier this week Google announced new tools that aim to make it easier for content providers to share when they are streaming live video. The announcement includes the addition of an update to the Indexing API and the addition of structured data for livestreams.
Carroll Publishing, a government contact data-delivery service, recently published the GovSearch API, exposing the company’s directory of over 260K government contacts. The database includes contacts from over 40,000 government agencies.
Google announced the release of the Google My Business API v4.3 with new functionality such as the ability to read and respond to questions and answers from customers, bulk-read reviews, see unclaimed locations that Google thinks you may own, report issues with GoogleLocations results and more.
Estated, a leading property data provider, today announced the latest version of their property data API. Businesses and developers will now have access to over 135M properties and nearly 160M parcels across the United States. Estated now offers a RESO compliant Universal Property ID search feature.
The cost of bad data is high – from faulty insights, poor business decisions and lost sales to an annual cost of $3.1 trillion for U.S. companies alone. Melissa offers a white paper weighing the pros and cons of addressing data quality in-house versus an off-the-shelf solution.
Google has announced the release of the Google My Business API version 4.2 containing new endpoints that will let third-party partners create end-to-end onboarding experiences for their merchants on their own platforms. Google My Business offers merchants the ability to create business listings.
How one company analyzed the cost of its integral use of the Google Map's Platform. Poland's GdziePoLek.pl incurred a huge monthly charge for the mapping data it relied on to locate the best sites for purchasing medications — it's primary value-added service provided to its customers.
DNA testing provider 23andMe has informed developers that it will be shuttering its public API in two weeks to focus on apps that use its internal reports. The API was intended to give developers the ability to build apps and tools that took advantage of the company’s genetic data sets.
Four tech titans have announced the Data Transfer Project. The project is an open source, service-to-service, data portability platform. With the implementation of GDPR, and the increase need of consumers to retrieve and move their data, the Data Transfer Project looks to standardize the process.
Google has updated its Search Console Search Analytics API, which allows users to query their search traffic data, to support the retrieval of 25,000 rows of data per request, up from a previous limit of 5,000 rows per request. In addition, Google has added 16 months of data to the API.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Insurance, Calendars, and Search. Highlights include the Google Search Indexing API and the BabbleLabs Clear Cloud API for speech and audio enhancement. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google has announced the launch of a new Indexing API that publishers can use to notify Google when job posting pages on their sites have been updated. According to Google, the use of the API "allows Google to schedule job postings for a fresh crawl, which can lead to higher quality user traffic."
Streamlio has announced the release of Apache Pulsar 2.0 which includes several new enhancements including Schema Registry and Topic Compaction. This latest release of Apache Pulsar also includes the general availability of Pulsar Functions which are lightweight, stream-native compute processes.
Facebook has published a page for Facebook Platform developers that answers frequenty asked questions (FAQs) about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR went into effect on May 25 and requires companies in the EU and around the world to comply with stronger data protection rules.
One of the cool things our directory data allows us to do is to get a glimpse at both short term and long term trends in the API space. One slice of data worth looking at is the categories have had the most growth. This article looks at which categories have grown the most in the last five years.
One of the more interesting views given by the directory is a look at what sectors are seeing the most growth in APIs. The directory data model allows for one primary category as well as multiple secondary categories and in this article we take a look at which categories are most represented.