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Instagram has announced an upcoming feature that will provide users with a simple way to manage which third-party applications have access to their personal data. The new in-app feature is expected to roll-out over the next six months and will increase visibility into how user data is being shared.
BuddyPress, provider of social network components for integration with WordPress, has recently announced the release of V5 of the popular plugin. This latest iteration includes an all-new BP REST API and a new BP Invitations API. Both new APIs aim to take full advantage of WordPress 5.0
Facebook has made several announcements this week that will benefit developers by expanding the ways that they can reach audiences beyond the social network’s walls. The announcements include upgrades to both the Audience Network SDK and the Facebook Live API.
GitHub announced GitHub Pages is now integrated with the Checks API. This integration replaces the historical method of checking for build errors through the Statuses API. Statuses required developers to wait for an email with error information; whereas, Checks allows troubleshooting along the way.
Google announced multiple changes to its Ads and Search APIs. In the Ads API, changes were made to prevent the same payment account applying across manager account hierarchies. In the Search APIs, certain Android appearances that are no longer available in the Console UI are no longer supported.
Facebook is pitching its Off-Facebook Activity feature as the solution to its crushed reputation over transparency and lack of user data control. But, two major questions remain. Will the feature be enough for Facebook critics? Second, what impact will the feature have on the developer community?
In March of 2019, Facebook announced changes to the company’s advertising platform, these changes aim to reduce discrimination in job postings, housing ads, and credit ads. Developers will soon be required to comply with updated Marketing API standards based on these changes.
LinkedIn added an Audience Engagement feature to its LinkedIn Partner Program. Audience Engagement allows users to discover audiences, receive content recommendations, and benchmark content against competitors. LinkedIn offers the feature through API integration with limited launch partners.
In the wheel of social media data breaches, Twitter is the latest company to apologize and vow to do better. Last week, Twitter reported that it may have inadvertently shared private data with advertising partners against the wishes of its users. Twitter will now stop sharing such data altogether.
Last year, GitHub introduced its Actions API. The API enables developers to orchestrate workflows based on events. Developers have quickly adopted the API and have built thousands of workflows with Actions; but, have consistently requested CI/CD support. As of today, CI/CD is supported.
API-like technologies that move data between dissimilar systems have been around for much longer than the phrase "Web API" has been fashionable. As it turns out, a walk down memory lane is all it takes to understand what GraphQL is, how it evolved from its predecessors, and why it matters.
In this part of our comprehensive series on the GraphQL architectural style of APIs, we offer a comprehensive tutorial on designing, launching, and querying, a GraphQL API. The tutorial includes tons of sample code while offering an interactive learning environment to make learning GraphQL easy!
Facebook has recently announced the release of Graph API (v4.0) and Marketing API (v4.0). The changes to these APIs are highlighted by updates to webhooks, Business Asset Groups, and ad creation and editing. Ad Insights also gains new functionality that provides more granular insight into traffic.
Despite a barrage of headlines that could kill most companies, Facebook operates with near absolute impunity. To dissatisfied users who want out, it brazenly dangles an offer to take all their data before quitting so it can be uploaded to another service. We tested the veracity of that offer.
Before Facebook users consider an alternative social network, two things must be easily moved to that alternative; their friends and their data. Facebook's website advertises it will give you your data so it can be uploaded to another service. ProgrammableWeb puts that bold claim to the test.
As government regulators and consumers grapple with the extraordinary control and commercialization that Facebook exerts over personal data, and the extent to which Facebook has abused that privilege, a bigger question looms; what hope exists, if any for the emergence of a legitimate alternative?
GIPHY, the provider of a database and search engine for animated GIFs, has announced a new SDK that provides third-parties access to GIFs, stickers, and additional new content like GIPHY Emoji and Text. With this release, the company hopes to accelerate integration for third-party app developers.
"APIs are first class-products at eBay," Gail Frederick, eBay Vice President of Developer Ecosystem, commented in a recent news story. In support of this statement, eBay this week announced numerous API enhancements and brand new APIs with the intent of empowering developers.
Agora.io, a provider of voice, video, and live interactive streaming solutions, announced the release of the Agora Video Chat SDK for Unity. This new SDK will allow game developers to embed video chat directly into their games. With this release, Agora.io is now a Unity Verified Solutions partner.
Less than a month after Twitter introduced Twitter Developer Labs, a program where developers can test and provide feedback on new API features, Twitter has made its first two preview endpoints available under the program. The first two endpoints are GET/users and GET/tweets.