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In its effort to "deliver a developer-centric platform", eBay today announced that it is making its image recognition technology available to developers through an Image Search API. The API gives developers the ability to implement image search functionality into their apps.
MapAnything describes itself as a Location of Things company. Recently, the company introduced a suite of APIs that provide programmatic access to its routing and optimization engines. The company is specifically focused on fleets and routing B2B companies, and plans to introduce more APIs soon.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Weather, and Blockchain. Featured today are APIs from the Walmart Open API Developer Portal for affiliates and the Zoom Rooms API for virtual meetings data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Data Mining, and Location. Highlights include an API that enables developers to easily build scalable web scrapers, and an API for adding subtitles to video. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google has announced the launch of a new Indexing API that publishers can use to notify Google when job posting pages on their sites have been updated. According to Google, the use of the API "allows Google to schedule job postings for a fresh crawl, which can lead to higher quality user traffic."
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.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament is currently underway, and millions of football (soccer) fans are closely following the matches. This post highlights APIs that provide FIFA World Cup data such as live scores, matches for a given country, current tournament standings, and scheduled matches.
Violet this week announced what it says is a "unified API for anything on the internet." The idea is to make it easy for people to buy whatever they want, no matter where they see it on the web, without requiring them to backtrack or hop through ecommerce sites across the internet.
Bud launched as a single hub, or marketplace where banks can access the many tech services currently available and continuing to be developed in the FinTech space. Bud has taken the next step in its goal with the announcement of Bud Exchange (a developer portal for access to the Bud Network).
Rebel is known for its interactive emails. But, developers had asked for Rebel to launch an API that allowed them to build emails with JSON (same process as Rebel Actionable API) without the need for interactive functionality. In response, Rebel has launched the Rebel Lite API.
Phone geolocation company LocationSmart allowed users to look up the real-time location of any supplied mobile phone number without the need of a password or authentication. API security leaks such as this are all too common but what is worrisome is how LocationSmart got this data to start with.
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.
At its annual Unite conference earlier this month, hosted ecommerce platform Shopify announced a number of major product announcements, including several that impact the company's developer ecosystem. As part of this, Shopify announced that its admin API will support GraphQL.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Marketing, Nutrition, and Games. Highlights include an API for integrating Stratfor Worldview service, provides intelligence, predictions, and news regarding global issues. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Twenty APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Marketing, Mapping, and Weather. Highlights include the GitHub Checks API, which gives developers to build solutions for continuous integration, linting and acceptance testing. Here's a look at what is new.
Microsoft's Bing has launched a private preview release of two new Bing Maps APIs. The Bing Maps Location Recognition API and Bing Maps Autosuggest API allow developers to deliver new kinds of experiences and provide richer analytics about locations at which users are situated.
Google My Business API version 4.1 includes five new features including merchant provided description, offer type posts, and customer provided media. Google also announced that agencies can now sign up for a Google My Business account which features a brand new agency dashboard.
Since their introduction in 2015, Progressive Web Apps have been viewed as a potential way to break the grip that native apps have had on the mobile app ecosystem. The most effective way to reach users still is to publish your app to one of the major app stores, but which one plays best with PWAs?
Foursquare has launched Places API for Start-Ups which provides access to Foursquare location intelligence capabilities at a price point between the free tier account and the Enterprise tier account. The Places API allows companies to integrate apps with Foursquare platform data and capabilities.
Google is pitching its Activity Recognition Transition API as the key to unlocking insight about smartphone owners' movements. The idea is to let developers decipher between simple movement, such as walking, and complex movement, such as driving all while maximizing battery life.