The Latest News On The API Economy
Searching: No Search Term , Filtered By Category: "Cloud", Category: "Applications", Category: "Internet of Things"
A recent issue has brought to light the lack of customer service provided by Google Cloud Platform. Google has promised to improve yet the same issues appear to be commonplace. Anyone looking for a platform upon which to run production products has a serious reason to pause when considering GCP.
As various services like Facebook deal with competitors by packing more functionality into their apps, those apps are increasingly experiencing usability issues. In the old days of the API economy, outside developers could leverage a service's APIs to build something better. But those days are gone.
Amazon has introduced a Python version of its SDK for Alexa Skills Kit in beta. The Python SDK adds to the Java and Node.js versions which are now generally available. Through the SDK, Python developers can handle requests, build responses, manage attributes, and make Alexa API calls.
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.
Last year, Google announced that Android app developers would need to target recent APIs starting mid-2018. That time has come and Google has not changed its tone. Facebook has indicated that its main app will target API level 26, Android Oreo 8. Other Facebook apps should follow suit
Amazon has released an Appstore Sales Reporting API that allows developers to download sales reports programmatically. Developers use the API to retrieve monthly sales data as compressed CSV files. The CSV file contains item information such as marketplace, invoice ID, item name, and sales price.
Red Hat has announced the availability of Red Hat Fuse 7 which includes more than 50 new connectors and a new browser-based, graphical interface that features low-code drag-and-drop capabilities. The company has also introduced Fuse Online, a new low-code integration platform that is fully hosted.
Jitterbit has launched the Summer '18 version of its Harmony integration Platform as a Service solution. The latest release ensures that its 500 pre-built integrations include the most up to date enterprise cloud solutions that users can utilize in a low-code, click-based environment.
Cisco has introduced the Aironet Developer Platform (ADP) which gives developers an easy to use platform for building IoT applications with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy devices. ADP currently supports Cisco's Aironet 3800 series access points, and is designed for use with off the shelf products.
Amazon this week announced that it has added support for S3 Select in the AWS SDK for Ruby. Amazon S3 Select allows developers to retrieve subsets of data from objects stored in S3 using simple SQL expressions. The AWS SDK for Ruby now allows developers to use the S3 #select_object_content API.
These days if your business isn’t using a public cloud vendor then you’re likely to be behind. Deciding on which cloud platform to use can be daunting but three of the leading providers offer a free tier that allows you to give them a test run before sinking a portion of your budget into one.
Google has introduced a production ready, first version of Android Things. Android Things is Google's managed OS for the Internet of Things. Android Things launches with production-ready support for a number of certified System-on-Modules (SoMs), and additional SoMs for development and prototyping.
Amazon has made in-skill purchasing (ISP) generally available for Alexa skills. With ISP, skill developers gain another avenue to generate revenue through otherwise free skills. Skill users gain access to premium content and enhanced features to enrich an Amazon Alexa skill experience.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Travel, Auto, Internet of Things, and Movies. Highlights include the Feedity service which allows for API creation from an RSS feed and Travelgate X GraphQL APIs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
This week, Google announced a new top-level domain for mobile apps needing a home on the web: .app. Google sees many benefits for apps owning some space on the web, and its main selling point for the .app TLD is the built-in security requirements to communicate with an .app website.
Ericsson has released a study that provides insights from a number of leading telecom service providers on how they are engaging and positioning themselves in the IoT market. Most of the service providers interviewed are relying on standards and open APIs to enable third-party development.
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?
Google is billing Android Things Developer Preview 8 as a release candidate. The final preview, available now, includes the final set of APIs for Google's IoT platform ahead of its stable v1.0 release. The preview also debuts new behaviors in the Android Things Developer Console. Here's what's new.
Rev.io, a provider of a usage-based billing platform for telecom and IoT companies, announced today a new REST API that gives the company's customers and partners the ability to programatically access usage-rating, metered billing, customer data, and inventory catalog information.