The Latest News On The API Economy
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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.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Healthcare, Design, and Cryptocurrency. Highlights include an API for the Sketch graphic design editor and an API for Decentraland virtual reality platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, 3D, and Location. Featured today is an API that detemines if email addresses are disposable, and an API for creating panoramic 3D grapics. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Mapping, eCommerce, and Blockchain. Highlights include two APIs for adding localization functions to Bing Maps and an API for proximity marketing via Bluetooth technology. Here's a look at what is new.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Blockchain, Printing, B2B, and Transportation. Highlights include the BlockMarkets API which retrieves data about current and historical cryptocurrency. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Mapping, eCommerce, and Holidays. Featured today are several APIs for Cloudprinter.com custom printing solutions and an API for ShipNerd shipping services. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Last week, cloud based printing company Cloudprinter.com launched the CloudPublish API. The API offers publishers a print on demand service that lets publishing apps be connected to hundreds of print partners. This allows content to be printed not only locally but around the world as well.
eBay has introduced HeadGaze, a technology that allows users to control an iPhone through head motions. The technology uses Apple's ARKit and resulted in a test app that allows users to swipe through deals on eBay (HeadSwipe). eBay has open sourced the technology and posted on GitHub.
Cloud printing provider Gelato has announced that its partners can now use an API to connect to its platform and sell printed products. According to Gelato, its platform reaches 6 billion consumers in over 100 countries and has been used to fulfill millions of print orders around the world.
As various services like Facebook deal with competitors by packing more functionality into their apps, those apps are increasingly experiencing usability issues. In the old days of the API economy, outside developers could leverage a service's APIs to build something better. But those days are gone.
Marvel has launched the Marvel API. Through the API, developers gain programmatic access to the core functionality of the Marvel App. With the API, developers can build bots, dashboards, integrations, or entirely new apps on top of the Marvel API. The goal is to streamline collaborative projects.
Amazon has announced the general availability of its Sumerian AWS service, a solution for building virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D applications. According to Amazon, Sumerian requires no special skills to use and is "the fastest and easiest way to create VR, AR, and 3D experiences."
Figma has announced the launch of the Figma Platform and the first release of the Figma API. The Figma API will initially support three core operations related to Figma design files which includes read design files, read and write comments to design files, and render design files.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Games, and Payments. Highlights include the CarbonDoomsDay API which provides CO2 levels public data for applications and the MakePrintable API for analyzing 3D printable content.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Recognition and Cryptocurrency. Highlights include the Google Poly API for access to 3D assets, and several APIs for querying United States patent information. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google has released the Google Poly API which developers can use to search for, download, and use 3D objects and scenes in AR/VR applications. The API is read-only and provides a list of 3D assets with many filters such as keyword, category, asset type, popularity, and complexity.
We all know about the importance of a good user experience and user interface, but what about user convenience? The most satisfying online experiences often are tied to how convenient they were. If convenience is king, then developers must learn how to create products with convenience in mind.
Wrld.js is an SDK built on the Leaflet API that can be used for embedding interactive, 3D, indoor and outdoor maps in a web page. This guide will walk you through the process of using wrld.js to build a 3D airport experience, including searching, point-of-interest markers, and indoor routing.
TRX Systems' 3D "Indoor GPS" Solutions Guide First Responders In Lethal Situations (includes podcast)
Largely in response to learnings from terrorism-related events, there's a new protocol for first responders that involves their entry into buildings before they're fully cleared of any danger. Commanding a situation like that requires GPS-like 3D indoor mapping technology where no GPS exists.