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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.
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.
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.
Developers who are still using the Google reCAPTCHA v1 API need to switch to the reCAPTCHA v2 API as the v1 API will shut down in March 2018. The service uses machine learning and its advanced risk analysis engine to figure out if users completing forms and other actions are humans or bots.
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.
Google's Cloud Video Intelligence API makes it possible to scan and search videos for nearly anything thanks to machine learning. Google says the tool relies on a simple REST API that can peek at every single frame in videos hosted in Google Cloud Storage. It may alter content discovery in video.
Last year, Yelp introduced its completely new Yelp Fusion API. Since its introduction, Yelp has dedicated most of its resources on the new API, and encouraged developers to migrate to Fusion. Over that time period, Yelp has added new features, fixed bugs, and now signals the end of the legacy API.
In an effort to aggregate search across the iOS user experience, iOS 9 introduced proactive suggestions, which were subsequently enhanced in iOS 10. In this article, we explain the role of proactive suggestions and provide an overview of how to implement them in your iOS apps.
Google announced the Firebase App Indexing API. The API allows users to search for content within the Google app and find personal or public content across apps installed on a particular device. Because the content is stored on the device, the API is functional whether a user is online or not.
Since Microsoft launched its Bot Framework earlier this year, it has consistently added features to empower developers to create, what Microsoft calls, "the next great conversational experiences." The latest API additions include the Computer Vision, Bing Speech, and Bing Image Search APIs.
MapQuest is inviting developers to take its MapQuest Static Map v5 API for a spin while in beta testing. The refreshed API has a handful of new features that should appeal to developers who rely on MapQuest's mapping tools. The beta is being offered for free through the end of 2016.
YouMail launched its Spam Risk API. YouMail uses algorithms to analyze a database of hundreds of millions of phone numbers to determine the likelihood a particular phone number is spam. Historical call patterns and crowdsourced data are combined to determine an OK, caution, or danger designation.
CrowdRiff has announced API access to its Visual Influence platform. API access to CrowdRiff features allow users to deliver user-generated photos and associated features to marketing products and campaigns. Features include social media search, calls to action, photo acquisition, and more.
Microsoft has announced that paid plans are now available for the Bing Search APIs that are part of Microsoft Cognitive Services. The suite of Bing Search APIs that can now be purchased includes Bing Web Search API, Bing Image Search API, Bing Video Search API, and Bing News Search API.
The number of available web search APIs has been reduced in recent months; Google and Yahoo have shut down a number of their web search APIs. This is the first part of a two-part article covering the state of web search APIs. The second part highlights search APIs provided by Google and Microsoft.
This is part two of a two-part article covering the current state of Web search APIs. This article takes a look at the Web search tools/APIs provided by Google and Microsoft. Article includes comparison charts highlighting some of the key differences between Google and Microsoft search tools/APIs.
In response to much feedback from the developer community, Microsoft has revamped the Bing Search APIs with a long list of new features. Not only do the new features expand the possibilities for using Bing within an app, a modern architecture should streamline integration and ease maintenance.