The Latest News On The API Economy
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Just over a year ago, Amazon launched CodeGuru, a developer support tool that provides machine learning-powered code review and analysis. This tool has now gained a “Secrets Detector” that simplifies the process of scanning code for passwords, API keys, and credentials left in code by accident.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Localization, Podcasts, Email, and Countries. Highlights include an API that returns data about podcasts, an API for creating Sudoku puzzles, and an API for getting information about an IP address.
Jetpack Compose, Android’s toolkit for programmatically defining application UI via composable functions, has reached a stable V.10 release point. Alongside the announcement of general availability, Jetpack also gains a new preview feature.
Oculus, a virtual reality hardware and software company that is owned by Facebook, has announced a new experimental “Passthrough API.” This new API, which will be available as part of the upcoming v31 SDK, adds new mixed reality functionality to the company’s VR platform.
Google announced a new Google Enterprise APIs designation, which aims to set apart APIs that serve business-critical systems and ensure the company’s partners that these APIs will experience prolonged stability and support. This designation is the third recent initiative aimed at building trust.
Portus Network, a decentralized API Gateway, built a network that will attempt to streamline the data input process to dApps by cutting out expensive middlemen. Blockchains and the dApps that run on them are closed networks that rely upon data inputs to process information from the outside world.
Google has announced a final deprecation timeline for Android Jelly Bean support on the Play Store. This version of the OS spanned Android V4.1 - V4.3 and API levels 16-18. Developers will continue to receive support until the release of version 21.30.99 which is due at the end of August 2021.
Akamai, a content delivery network (CDN) services provider, has outlined the latest release of its EdgeWorkers platform. The edge computing platform gains improvements that are aimed at simplifying code deployment, reducing data latency, and optimizing API traffic.
In 2018, as part of the iOS 12 release, Apple added screen time tracking capabilities for the iPhone. Since that time developers have been pushing Apple to make the data exposed by this functionality available via API. The tech giant has finally acquiesced.
Spotify has announced changes to the company’s developer platform that are intended to help streamline the process of building third-party apps that leverage the media company’s resources. These updates include two new development modes and a significant update to the Spotify Developer Policy.
Pocketnow is reporting that Apple has developed a new API specifically to be used by the Zoom iPadOS application that will allow app users to use the split screen mode offered by the popular video conferencing platform. Previously the application was unable to offer this feature on the iPad.
GoodGamer Corp., a fantasy gaming and Esports technology company developing a portfolio of online gaming solutions, is pleased to announce its North American beta launch of the GoodGamer Esports Tournament Management Platform ("TMP").
Cloudflare announced the beta release of Workers Unbound, the company’s serverless platform for developers, in mid-2020 and is now moving the product into general availability. Alongside this announcement, Cloudflare has updated the Workers Unbound pricing model and added additional functionality.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Healthcare, Financial and Biometrics. Highlights include an API for integrating fingerprint identity verification into web browser applications and APIs for Cerner HealtheIntent health population platform.
The W3C has announced that the Web Applications Working Group has released the First Public Working Draft of the new Indexed Database API V 3.0. This latest iteration of the document was published on March 11th and is intended to supersede all previous versions.
MuleSoft has released MuleSoft Composer for Salesforce, a no-code integration offering designed to enable line of business users and Salesforce administrators with the ability to integrate Salesforce with other apps and data while also automating the tasks that depend on those integrations.
AdInMo, a company that provides brand advertising services for the gaming industry via its InGamePlay product, has launched a new brand advertising SDK. The new SDK is available to all game developers via the Unity Asset Store and is built for Android and iOS game development.
Google has announced the availability of Flutter V2, the second generation of the company’s open-source UI toolkit, almost four years after the project’s initial release in May of 2017. With this release, Google has significantly broadened the scope of Flutter’s development reach.