The Latest News On The API Economy
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Prisma, an AI-powered photo filter company, is shifting focus from its mobile app to SDK and API-based B2B services. Prisma announced it will continue to support the Prisma app, but it will concentrate on offering third parties programmatic access to its machine vision and photo editing features.
PixLab offers a set of APIs that hopes to meet most of your media analysis and processing needs. Whether it's media storage, machine vision, or image processing you need; there is not much on the media analysis/editing market today that PixLab doesn't offer through RESTful APIs.
Postman is the Chrome app and Cloud collaboration tool that integrates into your existing workflow to simplify the process of prototyping and testing APIs. In this tutorial, Kumar Gaurav explains a simple process for getting Postman to detect and import all RAML API definitions from inside a folder.
Autodesk announced several updates to the Forge platform including the release of three new APIs; Data Management API, Model Derivative API, and 3D Print API. The company also announced that 3D Robotics (3DR), MakeTime and Seebo are the initial investees of the Autodesk Forge Fund.
Google has announced Material Design Lite (MDL). MDL applies the material design specification, released last year, to websites. MDL brings the material design look and feel.
At the Solid conference, which focuses on the Internet of Things, Ammunition co-founder Robert Brunner discussed the design of smart everyday things.
GutHub made Atom 1.0 available, a new version of its hackable text editor for OS X, Linux, and Windows. The new build brings polish and promise.
When creating an API, consistency and longevity are two important factors that often get overlooked as devs often seek immediate solutions that don’t benefit long-term performance.
Pagination is an important element for many projects dealing with large data sets as a way to make the volume of information more manageable and navigable. This tutorial by Relly Rivlin on the Backand blog shows followers how to paginate their data using ng-grid for AngularJS.
If you’re looking to integrate image-editing capabilities into your Web site or Web app, then Pixlr’s API image editing service might do the trick. This example uses a snippet based integration of the Pixlr online photo editor into a Web site or Web application through the use of the Pixlr API.
Facebook released a new iOS app that lets you demo prototypes made with Facebook's free design tool Origami on iPhones and iPads.