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New technology and transportation applications have transformed the way commuters, delivery services, fleet operators, and travelers get places. Driving these applications are Transportation APIs, and developers can find hundreds of them in the ProgrammableWeb directory. Here are some highlights.
Mapbox has completely revamped the pricing model for its API and SDK portfolio. The company has increased its free tier, and transitioned to a completely pay as you go model. Volume discounts apply, and automatically activate as a user's consumption grows. No commitments are required.
According to Ben Dowling, founder of IPInfo, an API provider specializing in IP-based geolocation, the key to success is staying customer-driven. Of course, when your organization is an API provider like IPinfo is, "customer-driven" is synonymous with "developer-driven." Dowling explains.
In an apparent effort to improve its developer relations, Twitter has announced its plans to build what it calls "the next generation of the Twitter API." The first step: a new program called Twitter Developer Labs, which will allow developers to test and provide feedback on new API features.
During Google’s I/O 2019 conference, the company announced several updates to its Google Maps Platform that include a new Maps SDK for Android and the addition of deck.gl support. Travis McPhail, an engineering lead for the Maps Platform, shared these updates along with several best practices.
Mobile application users love maps, and developers have many API choices to add mapping features to their apps. If you want to add navigation, location based features, route planning or other mapping related features to apps, here's a list of popular APIs from ProgrammableWeb.
This week at Facebook’s F8 developer conference, the company announced several updates, including changes to the Graph API, a new version of the Marketing API, and a new Facebook Developer Community Forum. Additionally, the company announced a new SDK to enable account verification via WhatsApp.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Transportation, Open Data, and Music. Highlights include an API for fleet GPS services and an API for querying data about requests to The Freedom Of Information Act. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Snap Inc., developers of the popular mobile application Snapchat, recently announced the release of the Bitmoji for Games SDK. This new SDK will allow partners to easily incorporate Bitmoji animated characters directly into their games.
Twitter today said it plans to adjust access to two of its APIs beginning later this year. The rate limits, which will impact the User Timeline API and Mentions Timeline API, are meant to give Twitter better visibility into how its APIs are being used by developers to support other businesses.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Optimization, Monetization, Hotels, and Identity. Highlights include an API for backcountry skiing data, and an API that removes the background from images. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Twitter has been working to protect their platform from spam and abuse by imposing additional restrictions on new developers. Twitter seems ready to double down on these efforts, as the company today announced that it will soon adjust the rate limits for two Twitter API endpoints.
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.
The Autosuggest feature of the Bing Maps API now includes business suggestions from eight new countries. The feature prompts users with suggestions for intersections, location, businesses, and more. The new countries include Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, and Spain.
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.
Microsoft has made numerous announcements regarding its Azure Maps services and SDKs. Some features previously in preview are now generally available. Plus, the company has launched preview versions of new features and services. Included in the new previews are web and Android SDKs.
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.