The Latest News On The API Economy
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Consumers are interacting with retailers through an ever increasing range of channels. New channels are emerging all the time and a retailer that wants to stay ahead of the game needs to adopt an API-ready approach to make integrating those new touchpoints quick and painless.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Content Management, DeVops, and Enterprise. Highlights today include APIs for OpenRainbow business collaboration services and an API for monitoring text for swear words. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
ShopAdvisor has announced that version 3.0 of the ShopAdvisor API is now generally available. The API allows developers to build applications that can make online-to-offline retailer oriented queries which can then be used to provide information for mobile marketing campaigns.
Salesforce has introduced new Einstein Platform Services and APIs including Einstein Sentiment, Einstein Intent, and Einstein Object Detection. Developers can use these services to build CRM apps that leverage machine learning capabilities such as image recognition and natural language processing.
Mailgun added a slew of new features to its email validation API including target mailbox validation, role-based address check, disposable mailbox, reporting, and rate limits. Additionally, Mailgun added the API under its existing SLA and has transitioned to a tiered, usage-based pricing model.
Salesforce has introduced a new Apex Metadata API for Force.com to help developers build self-configuring applications, upgrade scripts, and custom set-up user interfaces. The API allows applications to enable capabilities such as retrieve metadata synchronously and set up a callback on completion.
Microsoft continued its expansion of its Graph API portfolio with multiple API announcements at its latest Build developer conference. Specific API announcements include updates to SharePoint, OneNote, Planner, and translator APIs. Additionally, new Insights APIs were announced.
This week, Amazon announced Subscribe with Amazon. The offering is a subscription service for sellers of digital products and services. Through a series of APIs, subscription sellers can use Amazon infrastructure to offer products and services on monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis.
As announced earlier this year, Google officially retired the Hangouts API. As Hangouts is repositioned for enterprise use, the need for some of the social, consumer focused video features of the API are no longer a priority. Accordingly, the end of the API was first announced and now realized.
At its Unite developer conference this week, Shopify introduced its new Marketing Events API. The API allows market app developers to track marketing events directly within the Shopify ecosystem. Marketing apps have long been popular within Shopify's App Store, but tracking has been difficult.
Facebook has released a Canvas API for Advertisers that can be used to create compelling canvas ads on Facebook. Advertisers can now create canvas components via API such as header, carousel, button, and text. Advertisers can add Canvas to any Facebook photo, video or carousel ad.
HelpSocial has released a new Open API that features enhancements for improved performance, scalability, and security. The Open API provides access to all capabilities of the platform such as streaming content from across social networks and replying to social and messaging comments.
Slack is targeting the enterprise in a big way with Slack Enterprise Grid, a scalable version of its business communications platform. Along with the expanded platform, Slack updated its Node.js and Python SDKs so developers can add the new features to their own Slack business apps.
Oracle today said it has agreed to acquire Apiary, the company behind the APIFlow framework. Oracle says the deal will help it offer developers the most complete, cloud-based API creation and management platform in the market. Apiary has helped companies create hundreds of thousands of APIs.
Microservices can offer many benefits to businesses, but the architectural approach is not right for every scenario. In this post from the Basho blog, Sean Kelly discusses five microservices myths that may be leading many eager companies down the wrong path and reducing efficiency.
Today, BMC announced the general availability of its Innovation Suite for Developers. The Suite of tools is designed to enable businesses to offer services for the digital and cloud era. The APIs and SDKs that power the Suite can be leveraged by process owners and developers alike.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in several categories including Tourism, Water, and Payments. One highlight today is the Continuum Connect API, which provides useful data for creating financial trading applications. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Amazon made several significant new features available to its AWS Mobile Hub this month that should make it easier for developers to tap into cloud-based APIs. The tools include a Cloud Logic function, user sign-in tweaks, user management options, and seamless SaaS integration.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Marketing, Security, and Banking. Highlights today include the Google Cloud Jobs API, which is a machine learning driven API to help companies find the best applicants. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Rebelmail publicly launched its interactive email API. After successful private integrations with ESPs like Mailjet, SendGrid, and others; Rebelmail is ready for third party integrations across the board. Through the API, users can build, send, and track interactive emails directly within an app.