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The W3C Web Payments Working Group announced that the Payment Request API is now being implemented in all major browsers including Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and WebKit. The Group also announced that the Payment Request API and Payment Method Identifiers have advanced to Candidate Recommendation Status.
Nineteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Engagement, Translation, and Machine Learning. Highlights today include the Apple Music API and APIs from MeteoGroup for weather apps that cater to business needs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
This week Google announced support of three new APIs in it's upcoming beta release of Chrome 61. These APIs, integrated from existing W3C standards, include the Payment Request API for making payment checkouts easier, the Web Share API for implementing native sharing capabilities and the WebUSB API.
If you've ever used CodePen to prototype your own web apps or to closely inspect and fork someone else's code, then you know that one thing CodePen can't do is hide the API keys of any APIs that your app consumes in the process of doing whatever your app does. But now, there's a workaround.
It appears that Apple may be working on adding service workers support to WebKit. The WebKit Feature Status webpage has recently been changed from "Under Consideration" to "In Development." This change may be an indication that Apple will eventually support Progressive web apps (PWAs).
Mozilla is experimenting with three new features for its Firefox browser through the Firefox Test Pilot Program. The three features; Send, Notes, and Voice Fill; enable encrypted file sharing with auto-deletion, a notepad within the browser's sidebar, and a Speech to Text engine.
Google recently announced that it will support the W3C Web Budget API in Chrome 60. The API allows developers to run certain background operations without the knowledge of the user. The first operation supported by Google is silent push, but the W3C specification includes many more operations.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Music, and Games. Highlights today include the GetBadges API for gamification servicesand the Linkfire API for deeplinking apps to music retailers. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
WebKit open source Web browser engine has announced that it now has a full WebAssembly implementation. WebAssembly is a new portable format used for compilation to the Web. Now that WebKit has a full wasm implementation, the Safari browser should also soon support the format.
Just yesterday, over 5000 developers gathered at the San Jose Convention Center for Apple’s WWDC 2017. In addition to the usual hardware overhauls and new products, Apple also announced some new APIs. These APIs include the MusicKit API, Core ML API, and the ARKit API.
Google has announced that the company is ending support for Portable Native Client (PNaCl) in favor of WebAssembly, a new portable format used for compilation to the Web. In the first quarter of 2018, PNaCl support will end everywhere except for inside Chrome Apps and Extensions.
Ninteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Weather, Email, and News. Highlights include an API that provides access to data from the Ethiopian Movie Database, and APIs for Microsoft Office 365 integration. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Forty Three APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Business, Agile, Sports, Payments, and Directory. Highlights today include several APIs from Mozilla for IoT, Voice, Messaging, Location and more. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google distributed Chrome 56 at the end of January. Buried within for the first time, developers will find the Web Bluetooth API, which lets websites contact and trade information with nearby Bluetooth devices, such as IoT hardware. The change has some frothing at the mouth over personal privacy.
Microsoft has joined the likes of Google and Mozilla with its release of the WebRTC 1.0 API. The release enables real-time audio, video, chat, and file sharing across platforms and browsers. With the first release, Microsoft is focused on delivering RTC functionality in existing, legacy websites.
Twenty Two APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including News Services, Location, Database, and Music. Highlights today include several APIs for using OpenStack open source software tools for cloud computing. Here's a look at the latest additions.
Google released Chrome 58 Canary this week, which enbales WebAssembly by default. The action gives Chrome more power to run web apps directly in the browser, but this is early days. WebAssembly -- sometimes referred to as wasm -- is a smaller, more efficient format for compiling content on the web.
ProgrammableWeb's Most Interesting APIs in 2016: Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Education API University
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Entertainment and Education 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.