The Latest News On The API Economy
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Despite the recent privacy snafus from some social media platforms, developers are just as interested in creating social applications as they ever were. Here we take a look at some the social APIs in ProgrammableWeb's directory that get the most traffic, and what developers can do with them.
At the end of last year, LinkedIn announced major changes to its APIs and developer program. Those changes will soon take effect, and developers need to migrate accordingly by March 1. New developer program features, version 2 of its API, and the use of OAuth 2.0 will all be requirements on March 1.
A Mozilla-led coalition recently penned a letter to Facebook, demanding that the company provide open access to the company’s Political Ads API. The group hopes that access to this information will allow researchers and developers to provide tools that analyze political ads served on the platform.
Google recently announced a number of changes coming to the Groups Settings API. The changes include deprecating certain properties and combining others. The effective date of the changes is May 6, 2019, but Google encourages developers to start thinking about the transition now.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, eCommerce, and Performance. Highlights include APIs for determining user behavior, optimizing images, and managing cloud contacts. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Twitter recently revoked API access for several popular services that offer rapid and automated follow/unfollow functionality. The company claims that these applications were in violation of the platform’s terms and conditions, and had previously been warned about violating the rules.
Google has open sourced its Cloud Search Connector SDK. The goal is to ease the search of third-party content and identities within a company. Google originally partnered with around 50 partners around the world to build third-party connectivity for Cloud Search and has now opened up a public SDK.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, News Services, and Authentication. Featured APIs include an API for Instagram content publishing for businesses and an API for public records and government transparency. Here's a look at what is new.
Instagram has updated the Content Publishing API, a subset of the Instagram Graph API endpoints, to allow members with business accounts to schedule the publication of video content. Until recently, only direct photo publishing was available through the API.
ProgrammableWeb's Most Clicked, Shared and Talked About APIs of 2018: eCommerce, Marketing, and Social Media
This segment of the past year's APIs focuses on eCommerce, Marketing and Social Media. Sub categories covered here include Advertising, Content, Printing, Products, Catalogs, Subscription, Taxes, Feedback, Auctions, Shipping, Ratings, Personalization, SEO, Engagement and others.
Facebook recently published a story hoping to clarify the nature of several partnerships, which may have provided unwanted access to users’ private messaging data. The announcement came one day after a story claiming that Facebook had been providing this undisclosed access to partners for years.
We dug deep into our site traffic analytics to see what peaked our Twitter followers interest this past year and came up with this list of 20 most clicked-on APIs. According to our followers, a variety of topics were worth clicking on, including World Cup soccer, hotel prices and blockchain tools.
Google announced earlier this month its plans to shutter Google+, its failed social network, after a second security breach exposed the data of millions. Along with the social network, Google plans to shut down the Google+ APIs on March 7, 2019. However, some APIs may stop working even sooner.
ProgrammableWeb's most popular articles according to our Twitter followers include a tutorial about switching from Python to Go. Find out what other API news, analysis and how-to articles the Twitterverse found interesting enough to click on in this round up of articles from ProgrammableWeb.
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.
Just two months after Google announced its intention to retire the consumer version of Goolge+, the company has reported another vulnerability and expedited the shutdown. Instead of August of 2019, Google will retire the service in April 2019. Google+ APIs will be shut down in the next 90 days.
In this last installment of our series "The End of the API Economy As We Know It" we look at how DataSift had their licensing agreement with Twitter unexpectedly terminated. This story details how DataSift coped with the setback and provides lessons for any company that relies on third-party APIs.
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.