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Google has announced the availability of Flutter V2, the second generation of the company’s open-source UI toolkit, almost four years after the project’s initial release in May of 2017. With this release, Google has significantly broadened the scope of Flutter’s development reach.
Sleep tracking is an increasingly popular health trend that mobile app developers have been building applications to support. To simplify this endeavor and improve device performance, Google has added a new Android Sleep API that operates as an extension of its existing Activity Recognition API.
Stream.IO, a provider of chat and activity feed services, has announced updates to the company’s Chat SDKs for Android and iOS that add new features and improve network performance. The Stream Chat Android SDK is now on version 4.6.0 and the iOS SDK moves to 3.1.0.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Notifications and Biometrics. Highlights include an API that can determine if a user is spoofing a face login with in image instead of a real face and an API for converting JSON to Slack, Telegram and other channels.
Impact, a division of Lingo Communications’ Telecommunications business, has announced the launch of a new API for toll-free services. The company partnered with RouteTrust on the development of the API and intends to streamline acquisition and provisioning on the network.
The McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) team has recently discovered a vulnerability in a video calling SDK provided by Agora.io that could have allowed attackers to join calls uninvited and unannounced. The vulnerable SDK was in use by various connectivity applications.
Livestorm announced the release of its public API. The API will provide Livestorm's customers and integration partners with a new way to access their data, automate processes, and connect Livestorm with any other leading marketing or sales applications with just a few lines of code.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Restaurants, Travel, and Voice. Highlights include the Courier API which offers notifications services for all channels, and the Replica API for creating customized AI voices. Have a look at what's new.
GitHub has announced modifications to the GitHub Marketplace, a central location where developers can discover, share, and sell development solutions, that are intended to simplify application onboarding and increase revenue generation.
RingCentral has added a new API that is designed to allow developers to better manage real-time voice and video analysis and transcription. The new Call Supervision, Monitoring, and Streaming API leverages Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence for enhanced audio analysis.
Apple has announced several updates to its App Store Review Guidelines that portend forthcoming changes to the platform. These guidelines include mention of a new App Tracking Transparency feature which has been long rumored as an attempt to improve platform privacy.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Audio, Customer Service, and Compliance. Highlights include an API that returns brand logos and information about brands, and an API that offers clown sound effects. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Did APIs Play a Role in the Exfiltration of Personal Data From Parler.com After the Riot in Washington, DC?
In the aftermath of the riots in Washington, DC several posts went viral alleging that APIs played a role in the potentially private content including text, images, and video that were exfiltrated from Parler.com. We took a deep dive into these allegations in order to set the record straight.
This article covers state-sponsored Covid19 exposure and contact-tracing apps launched in the US during November/December 2020. At a time when support from the federal government was needed, individual states were forced to come up with and pay for their own solutions to a global problem.
Sendbird has announced several updates to its chat offerings that the company hopes will allow developers to better adapt to a communication environment that has been reshaped by COVID-19. These Updated include new partitioning options for Open Channels, IP whitelisting, and message threading.
In an article for CIO, Pitney Bowes Chief Innovation Officer James Fairweather discussed creating a pattern of development while turning company-wide attention to the adoption of a critical technology, enabling the century-old company to reshape the way it works and empowering client success.
Google has been steadily improving the infrastructure behind the Google Search Console API to ensure that users are able to fully leverage all of the powerful features available in the Search Console. This week, the company announced that it will be further updating the API.
MuleSoft has announced a new solution that is built on top of its existing Anypoint Platform and aims to allow non-developer employees to participate more directly in building what the company sees as the future of enterprise integration. MuleSoft Composer offers a no-code integration environment.
Twilio has provided a new resource that will allow developers to programmatically access individual call events. This information, which was previously only available via the Twilio Console, can now be accessed by integrating with the Call Events resource.
Google announced a new Transcoder API preview. It empowers users to create consumer streaming formats for direct-to-consumer content. This is the first Google API in a series to come for the ddirect-to-consumer market that has exploded in recent years and accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic.