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Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Games, Analytics, and Media. Highlights include an API for Amazon GameOn Admin Console, Bikewise API for bike incident data, and the Google Page Lifecycle API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Messaging service Kik launched a cryptocurrency called Kin through a near-$100 million initial coin offering (ICO) last September, and now its Kin Ecosystem Foundation will give as many as 25 developers up to $3 million in Kin to bolster the cryptocurrency's ecosystem as part of a new program.
GitHub Unity 1.0, GitHub's editor extension for Unity, is now available for download. GitHub originally announced an alpha version of the project in March 2017, and a beta version earlier in 2018. Now, just in time for the annual Unity dev conference, GitHub has made the editor extension ready.
Mapbox continues to enhance mapping features designed for gaming in the AR space with new features to its Maps Unity SDK. Specifically, Mapbox has added new features to points of interest and augmented reality to the latest version of the SDK. Mapbox will demonstrate next week at its Locate event.
Amazon has launched a beta version of a Gadgets Skill API that allows developers to build game skills for Echo Buttons that work in conjunction with Amazon's Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Plus and Echo Spot devices. Using the new API, developers can create new kinds of gaming experiences.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Machine Learning, and Financial. Featured today is the PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds Developer API, which enables developers to access Battle Royale game data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Amazon is doing its part to boost gaming competition through its recently announced GameOn platform. GameOn allows developers to introduce competitions into their games regardless of device, operating system, screen size, etc. Developers can offer in-game or real world prizes through GameOn.
PUBG has launched a test version of the PUBG Developer API. The API provides rich game data for developers looking to build tools and services around PUBG's popular battle royale game mode. PUBG anticipates the API will lead to apps and tools that expand what is currently available through OP.GG.
Facebook this week announced it has opened its Instant Games platform to all developers. The platform, which had been in beta, allows developers to build HTML5-based games that can be played across Facebook directly within News Feeds and in Messenger conversations on desktop and mobile devices.
Blizzard Entertainment, the maker of the popular World of Warcraft massively multiplayer online role-playing game, is making changes to a number of its APIs. Earlier this month, it announced pending Mythic Challenge Mode API changes, including the removal of keystone affixes.
Botmetric has released the Botmetric API which customers and managed service providers (MSPs) can use to programmatically access their cost governance data for AWS and Azure. The API also provides access to Botmetric’s AI-powered cloud cost management budgeting and forecasting capabilities.
JoyToken, a blockchain startup that aims to develop an infrastructure protocol for the gaming industry, has released an API that demonstrates how games will run on its platform. The platform employs smart contracts to create what the company calls a "'trustless' gambling ecosystem."
A little over a year ago, CCP released its ESI API for Eve Online. One of the notable goals of the ESI API was to replace the CREST and XML APIs within 18 months. Just 14 months after ESI's release, the company has achieved parity, and will sunset the CREST and XML APIs on May 8, 2018.
ProgrammableWeb's Most Interesting APIs in 2017: Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Education API University
This article is part of a multi-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2017. Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Education APIs are covered here. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Twitch made API news this week with new endpoints and a developer invitation to discuss rate limit increases. The new endpoints allow developers to get and create clips, and retrieve the top games on Twitch. Twitch opened a dedicated email box specifically for fielding rate limit increase requests.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Mapping, Air Travel, and Customer Service. Highlights include Facebook Messenger Broadcast API, plus APIs from Mobius, Nylas and Apptivo. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google has rolled out Google Play Services SDK 11.6.0, which introduces major changes to how the APIs are structured. The company is deprecating one API while decoupling another. The idea is to reduce the amount of boilerplate code needed to use the APIs -- something everyone can be happy about.
Thirteen new APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Games, Home Automation, Verification and Payments. Highlighted today is an API for developer integration with Fanburst free streaming music service. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Twitter Kit 3 was introduced as a standalone SDK earlier this year. Originally limited to Android and iOS, Twitter has expanded support to Unity. Whether its login authorization, in-game Tweets, or sharing, Twitter Kit for Unity might change the gaming landscape through more social capability.
We head into the weekend with a review of the stories we couldn’t cover with a look at what what going on in the world of APIs. We cover news of Fastly releasing an API allowing content providers to more efficiently purge content, Facebook's migration path for gaming developers using Flash and more.