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Google's plan to limit developers' access to the Chrome API browser extensions commonly use to perform ad blocking and push them to use a new API sparked a developer firestorm. In response, Google engineers altered their plans slightly to try to address a number of developer concerns.
Considering adding video capabilities to an application? There are numerous APIs to choose from. ProgrammableWeb provides a huge list of Video APIs to accommodate developers. In this article we summarize the top ten choices based on popularity on the ProgrammableWeb website.
Games media service RAWG opens its API for developers. RAWG is the largest games database with over 300,000 of games, 2M of screenshots, 400K of reviews and ratings, and now you can access all of it and much more via the API. Access over 300,000 games, 2M of screenshots, and much more.
Google engineers recently proposed changes to the Chrome browser that would limit developers' access to an API that browser extensions commonly use to perform ad blocking. Specifically, Google plans to deprecate parts of the webRequest API that provide for the ability to block ads.
Retrieving data about films, TV shows, and movie related details can be easy with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Developers looking to create applications for film buffs should check out this list of ten most popular APIs listed in ProgrammableWeb's Movies category.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Enterprise, Security and Web Site Management. Featured today is an API from Smashrun for data analytics for runners, and an API for Little Green Light donor management. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
This week at Google I/O, Software Engineer Deepti Gandluri presented a session titled “WebAssembly for Developers.” In this session she presented new features for WebAssembly which have already been implemented in the current version of the Chrome Web browser.
Surma (Web Advocate at Google) today recommended using AssemblyScript in order to convert code written in TypeScript into the portable binary format, WebAssembly. WebAssembly makes it so that code written in C/C++ and Rust is able to run on Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge Web browsers.
Snap Inc., developers of the popular mobile application Snapchat, recently announced the release of the Bitmoji for Games SDK. This new SDK will allow partners to easily incorporate Bitmoji animated characters directly into their games.
Facebook has announced that a new isInputPending API it created is included in Chrome 74, the latest version of Google's popular Chrome browser, as an origin trial. The social networking giant created the isInputPending API to address the problem of browser queueing time delays.
The video game industry is expected to top $150 billion this year. Developers wishing to enhance gaming experiences can find hundreds of games APIs in ProgrammableWeb's directory. Here is a list of notable video game and game related APIs that are popular with our readers and staff.
Edgybees recently announced its Augmented Reality Ground Underlying System (Argus). Argus is an API kit that allows users to overlay real time video footage with geospatial data, and other data points. The API kit is software only which makes it easily deployable and supported cross platform.
AWS has introduced Secure Packager and Encoder Key Exchange (SPEKE). SPEKE is an API specification that aims to standardize integration of DRMs with encoders, transcoders, and encryptors. Prior to SPEKE, such communication was done on a one-off basis, with a custom API between DRM and encryptor.
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.
Steam has built out a global network over the years to ensure low latency, QoS, and protection from DoS attacks. A recent Steamworks SDK update allows Steam partners to access Steam's internal network so that the partners can leverage the same infrastructure that has made Steam resilient.
Call of Duty gamers that track their stats through third party stat tracking apps aren't pleased with a recent API update. For the time being, third party apps cannot track stats through the Call of Duty API. Activision intends to turn stat tracking back on, but needs to make privacy changes first.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Banking, Printing, and Dashboards. Highlights include a new API from Eagle Eye Networks for managing camera settings to build video surveillance products. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google is doing some work on the API that helps manage Chrome extensions. Developments over the last few weeks have shed light on what the changes mean for developers, and not everyone likes what they see. Ad blockers are at the heart of the issue and changes to the API will impact them seriously.
At GDC 2019, Microsoft appears poised to debut a new SDK that will aim to streamline cross-platform gaming development, helping to expand the platform’s reach to Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch. The new SDK is believed to provide access to Xbox achievements, friends list, clubs, and more.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Games, Video, and Transcription. Today's highlights include the OpenMobilityData API which enables developers to get access of thousands of transport data feeds. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.