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At Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, Mark Zuckerberg and other company execs announced an augmented reality platform that recognizes a lot of what's within view of a smartphone's camera. But can that technology be harnessed to deal with crimes like those being broadcast with Facebook Live?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives took to the main stage at the company's F8 Developer Conference to share their plans for enabling Facebook's various platforms for a type of shared augmented reality that was clearly inspired by the way Pokemon Go leverages a smartphone's camera.
Facebook has released a Canvas API for Advertisers that can be used to create compelling canvas ads on Facebook. Advertisers can now create canvas components via API such as header, carousel, button, and text. Advertisers can add Canvas to any Facebook photo, video or carousel ad.
Twitter has announced that the company is unifying its API platform so that it’s hopefully easier for developer to build scalable Twitter-powered applications and is opening access to several new Direct Message APIs. A new beta Account Activity API and several new endpoints are available today.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Video, Education, Graphics, and Games. One highlight today is an API from Instructure that can be used to make learning management system and other education applications. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
HelpSocial has released a new Open API that features enhancements for improved performance, scalability, and security. The Open API provides access to all capabilities of the platform such as streaming content from across social networks and replying to social and messaging comments.
There are three standard ways to manage API authentication these days: API keys, OAuth tokens and JSON Web tokens (JWT). Adam Duvander over at the Zapier engineering blog explains how and when to use them. The humble API key is the common and earliest form of API authentication.
Forty Three APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Business, Agile, Sports, Payments, and Directory. Highlights today include several APIs from Mozilla for IoT, Voice, Messaging, Location and more. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
A recently leaked developer document from Microsoft foretells of an upcoming Xbox Clubs API. Xbox Clubs was a feature released last year that enables Xbox Live users to create social groups. Eager developers anticipate a major opportunity to transform Xbox Live into a social hub through the API.
Twitter announced the Periscope Producer API, which will give third-party apps the ability to authenticate Periscope accounts and let people push live video from just about anywhere. The idea is to make it easier to share video from just about any device and reduce pain points for end users.
Developers are often asked to add eSignature capabilities to apps they are building. DocuSigning contracts in digital document form is the common way to do this, but contracts can be executed by email, SMS, click-through, and more. This article shows you how this can be done with the PactSafe API.
Twenty Four APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Sports, Healthcare, Water, and Video. Highlights today include an API for eSports video gaming data and an API for Burner disposable phone number service. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Last year, Yelp introduced its completely new Yelp Fusion API. Since its introduction, Yelp has dedicated most of its resources on the new API, and encouraged developers to migrate to Fusion. Over that time period, Yelp has added new features, fixed bugs, and now signals the end of the legacy API.
Google's fast and scaleable API gateway, Google Cloud Endpoints, is now generally available. Cloud Endpoints is built upon the same services that Google uses to power internal APIs. Cloud Endpoints ensures APIs used within apps on the Google Cloud Platform are monitored and secure
Stormpath made a name for itself with its backend, REST API that provides registration and authentication. The REST API operates in the backend of an app. As serverless architecture grows in use, a need for a frontend registration and authentication services arose. Enter the Stormpath Client API.
Snapchat recently opened up its long-awaited API to creative agencies and ad tech companies. Top players in the ad industry are already jumping on the bandwagon and these early birds are getting plenty of attention, writes Lauren Johnson over at Adweek.
Single Sign On is a mechanism that creates the feeling of a single ecosystem across multiple services for a user by sharing key elements of an identity. SSO can provide users with a better experience and can result in cost savings. This article looks at how Intuit implements OpenID 2.0 as their SSO.
Like many dev teams these days, the team at Buffer is working toward building a more service-oriented architecture. As part of this, the team has built a special service to keep track of how many times links have been embedded in Buffer posts.
ProgrammableWeb's Most Interesting APIs in 2016: Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Education API University
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Entertainment and Education APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
More than 23 APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Open Data, Bitcoin, Chat, and Enterprise. Highlights today include two APIs for working with the Unity game development platform and a simple API that aggregates shipping APIs. Here's a look at what is new.