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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.
Today, communications platform provider Twilio announced three new products: Twilio Video Web RTC Go, Twilio Frontline, and the Event Streams API. These new products illustrate the point that organizations using an API-led approach can respond in an agile way to new challenges in the marketplace.
Earlier this year Sendbird announced the Sendbird Calls API to add platform support for voice and video capabilities over IP. Since that time the company had been updating the API and has now announced a new self-service option for the Sendbird Calls APIs.
Sendbird recently added voice and video functionality for its in-app chat feature, now the company is announcing that the APIs that make this possible are HIPAA compliant. Additionally, Sendbird Desk, the company’s embeddable support feature for chat, social, and video has also achieved compliance.
This week, YouTube developers learned of major compliance changes. They impact videos uploaded with the videos.insert endpoint. API projects created after July 28, 2020 using this endpoint from an unverified API project will be set to private viewing mode until an audit verifies TOS compliance.
Google has released an Android 11 Developer Preview for Android TV. The company says features focus on privacy, performance, accessibility, and connectivity. The idea is to help developers improve the experience for consumers seeking to get the most from their smart TVs and streaming devices.
As a part of Microsoft’s cloud communication API set on Microsoft Graph, the company provides an API called the updateRecordingStatus API. This resource allows for bots to programmatically set up policy-based recordings. Microsoft has now moved this solution into general availability.
Last week, Facebook announced its acquisition of Giphy. The Giphy team will become part of Instagram which has enjoyed API integration with Giphy for quite some time. The question becomes, how will app integrations outside of the Facebook family be impacted by the acquisition?
Google Chrome is in the early stages of developing a tool that would bring YouTube-like video recommendation feeds to most any website that has the content to support one. The fresh feature has already found its way to Canary builds of Chrome, where it lets people see what videos are queued up next.
Dolby, a provider of audiovisual solutions, has launched an API platform to support the media and communications industries. The new platform, Dolby.io, will offer a collection of APIs that streamline integration with the company’s real-time AV technology.
Altitude Angel, an unmanned traffic management tech provider, has announced a surveillance API. Through the API, integrators can share and receive flight data. The data comes from sensors and other devices in close to real time so a genuine picture of a covered airspace is seen.
Google recently announced the Display & Video 360 API. The API supports the company’s consolidated marketing platform and was designed to provide access to asynchronous Structured Data File (SDF) download functionality. Google has announced the first significant round of updates to this API.
Sendbird has announced the addition of voice and video calling APIs to augment its existing chat and messaging API offering. The technology relies on the World Wide Web Consortium's WebRTC standard and offers customers an opportunity to consolidate their in-app communications down to one vendor.
Zoom has updated its iOS app to stop sending specific data to Facebook. Zoom's announcement came after Motherboard reported that data such as timezone, city, device details, etc. were sent to Facebook. This sharing came from Zoom's use of the Facebook SDK, which it will now stop.
On Monday, Discord Tweeted that it increased its capacity by 20% in order to make sure that those isolating themselves due to the Coronavirus could continue to text, video and voice chat without interruption. Less than an hour later, the service was completely unavailable due to server outages.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Video, Stocks, Music, and Science. Featured is the Health Gorilla API, a healthcare API that can be used to send and receive COVID-19 test results. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Microsoft has introduced a call records API as part of Microsoft Graph. The API is currently in beta and provides usage and diagnostic information about calls and online meetings. The API provides data for call records, sessions, and segments made through Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Storage, Video, and Marketing. Highlights include an API for fashion recognition and an API for Iron Mountain enterprise storage solutions. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
TikTok is expanding the editing platforms from which content providers can publish to TikTok with the Share to TikTok SDK. At launch, seven platforms are available for integration including Enlight Videoleap, Plotaverse, PicsArt, Momento GIF Maker, Medal.tv, Fuse.it, and Adobe Premiere Rush.
Vonage, a provider of cloud communication services, has announced a new API that is designed to provide developers with the tool necessary for creating and managing conversations across various messaging channels in real-time. The Conversation API is the latest addition to the Vonage API Platform.