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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.
Successful enterprises rely on the latest technology to drive business operations, intelligence, and efficiency. APIs are the driving force of business application development. In this article, we highlight twelve top business APIs, chosen by popularity from the visitors of ProgrammableWeb.
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.
Facebook has another data privacy scandal on its hands. This time, the problem comes from weak security practices from its Instagram app. A location-based marketing firm called Hyp3r has created a massive database of location and consumer profiling data that is largely scraped from Instagram posts.
Roughly half a year after Amazon first announced API access to the machine learning technology that drives its own Amazon.com retail business, the AWS team has made Amazon Personalize generally available. In its first release, the API is open to AWS customers in the US, APAC, and EU.
As many carriers begin to block burst SMS campaigns from short codes and toll free numbers, Bandwidth is empowering businesses with the ability to perform burst campaigns from local numbers. Using 10DLC SMS routes, Bandwidth has introduced its Local A2P API to build trust through local numbers.
Mandrill, a Mailchimp add-on, announced an outage early this week. The company reported that users could send emails, but could not receive emails. Additionally, users experienced errors when using webhooks and scheduled mailings. On February 5th, the company reported that it had resolved the issue.
ZeroBounce upgrades its global data center infrastructure by deploying high-availability clusters in the United States. The new data center responds to the growing demand for real-time email verification and is intended to better serve U.S. customers through the API.
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.
Google has added a new category of devices for targeting to the AdWords API. Connected TV allows developers to target devices connected to TVs for display and video ads. This applies to smart TVs, gaming consoles, and streaming devices such as Chromecast, Roku, and AppleTV.
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.
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.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Email, and Marketing. Highlights include some APIs for Capital One, an API for the Pine feed reader, and the ORY Oathkeeper API for authentication. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
ZeroBounce, provider of email verification services, has announced the addition of a new API for bulk email validation. The new API is designed for users with frequent email validation needs, that would prefer to automate the entire process.
Twilio has announced that it will acquire SendGrid in an all-stock deal that totals $2 billion, the company’s largest acquisition to date. Twilio is well-known in the developer community for their API offerings. With the addition of SendGrid’s services, Twilio gains an already robust email service.
Google announced that it is changing the way that delegate settings are managed within G Suite. The Gmail API is being expanded to handle these settings, and the Email Settings API, which had previously been used for controlling delegate relationships, will be deprecated as of October 16, 2019.
Ten more APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Auto, and Marketing. Highlights include the Sonos API for home sound automation and the Arcentry API for architectural diagram creation. Here's a look at what is new for developers.
Security researchers have discovered a secret API in Microsoft Office 365 that gives investigators access to detailed information about activities that take place within Office 365. It makes available information about attachment, read and search activities, along with a variety of metadata.
Facebook has added Codeless App Events to the latest version of the Facebook SDK. The new feature allows app owners to track interactions between app users with certain elements within an app (e.g. buttons, images, etc.). Codeless App Events is implemented through a visual tool to reduce coding.
Help Scout, a help desk platform provider, has announced the launch of version 2 of its Mailbox API. The Help Scout Mailbox API 2.0 implements OAuth2 for more user-friendly authentication with the services Help Scout customers are integrated with and contains a number of improvements.