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Facebook has released version 7.0 of its Marketing API and Graph API. Additionally, it released version 7.0 of its Mobile SDKs and Business SDKs. As expected, these new releases include new fields and features, but also include new requirements for mobile developers. Deprecations are also planned.
Twitter has added a new endpoint to Twitter Developer Labs to help developers and researchers better study the global conversation around COVID-19. The endpoint is a dataset that includes the tens of millions of Tweets about the global pandemic that make their way around the world every day.
Facebook today announced Data Use Checkup. The aptly named process is an annual occurrence that will require developers to use a self-service tool to check each application they manage for adherence to company standards. This process aims to ensure that developers are using data appropriately.
In late 2019 Twitter announced Hide Replies, a new feature that was designed to allow users to choose which replies to their content are hidden from the conversation. This troll taming functionality is now being exposed via API, allowing developers to automate the process.
Security researchers have identified various vulnerabilities within the SoundCloud API that could have allowed attackers to gain access to user accounts and easily initiate DDoS attacks. Checkmarx Research conducted an investigation into the online social music platform.
Twitter recently announced that on December 24, 2019, it became aware of a large network of fake accounts that were abusing the company’s API to match phone numbers to user’s accounts. Twitter noted that these attacks may be connected to state-sponsored actors from Iran, Israel, and Malaysia.
Social media outlets such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter can be a great resource for developers. This is why we try to promote all APIs that were added to ProgrammableWeb on Twitter. In this article, we detail the top twenty APIs that were tweeted about on ProgrammableWeb during 2019.
ProgrammableWeb's most popular articles according to our Twitter followers include our guide for developer portals and most popular APIs. 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 2019.
ProgrammableWeb's Most Clicked, Shared and Talked About APIs of 2019: eCommerce, Marketing, and Social
This segment of the past year's APIs focuses on eCommerce, Sales, Marketing and Social Media. Sub categories covered here include Advertising, Content, Printing, Products, Coupons, CRM, Taxes, Feedback, Auctions, Shipping, Ratings, Personalization, SEO, Engagement and others.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Translation, Human Resources, and Social. Highlights include an API to integrate with data from DaniWeb online developer community, and an API for time series data analysis. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Facebook introduced v5.0 of both its Graph and Marketing APIs. Most of the changes were to the Marketing API. The Marketing API includes a brand new API: the Ad Volume API. The API will help advertisers understand the number of ads they are running, and help comply with upcoming policy changes.
Facebook’s newly released update to the Messenger Platform includes new functionality, improvements to existing tools, while also deprecated legacy endpoints. Changes to the platform impact Click-to-Messenger Ads and provide new tools to encourage user engagement.
Vonage, a provider of cloud communication services, has announced a new API that is designed to provide developers with the tool necessary for creating and managing conversations across various messaging channels in real-time. The Conversation API is the latest addition to the Vonage API Platform.
Guidebook, providers of a platform for building mobile applications, unveiled an open-source API. Guidebook's API lets users extract valuable data and content that can then be pushed to custom mobile apps. A range of features, such as group discussions, social feeds, and more can be leveraged.
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.
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.