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This article is part of a multi-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2017. App Development Tools and DevOps APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
BioID has enhanced its biometrics as a service portfolio with the launch of its PhotoVerify API. Part of the BioID Web Services suite, the PhotoVerify API compares a live image against a photo ID to verify identity. The API approach lowers time and cost associated with advanced identification.
Identity management platform provider Okta has acquired Stormpath, a user management API provider. Now developers using Stormpath APIs and SDKs have until 8/17/2017 to migrate to Okta or another identity management platform. The acquisition of Stormpath demonstrates the risk of using startup APIs.
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Security and Privacy APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
As IoT buzz continues, manufacturers are more interested than ever in connecting their products. To drive value from those things though, consider that they first need an identity.
Bitreserve launched the Easy.Money app, built on the Bitreserve API. The gift voucher app allows users to send money in many currencies in any amount to other users.
The GIVE_api, created by Dexterity Ventures Inc. (DVI), allows users to search for, to obtain information about, and to donate to any of North America’s 1.6+ million charities.
A new Twitter trademark application for the phrase "The Future of Identity" hints that the social media giant is planning big things for APIs and SDKs related to identity.
A developer has reported that an API flaw in the Moonpig API exposes customer data from over 3 million accounts. Moonpig has denied any privacy breach but has closed apps for now.
In 2015, Google will shutter the OpenID 2.0 functionality that allows third parties to authenticate their users by having them log in with their Google accounts.
Google's reCAPTCHA API eliminates the need to solve distorted text CAPTCHAs that have long added security against robots.
APIcon UK finished strong this morning with a final session highlighting four innovators propelling the API economy forward with new ideas and models for the future.
Identity management is an important aspect of connected cars. How car manufacturers manage user data and identity will have a direct impact on future connected car sales.
MuleSoft Announces Anypoint Platform for APIs July Release which includes enhancements like a seamless unified platform, advanced identity management, and powerful analytics. The company describes the platform as "the only end-to-end platform to design, document, expose, manage and integrate APIs."
As promised, the team at Netvibes, the very popular customizable homepage, has released the developer preview of their Universal Widget API (UWA). Widgets developed using this API work not only on Netvibes but many other widget platforms and blog systems: Google IG, Apple Dashboard, and so on.