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Data and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) go hand-in-hand. Application developers connect to endless sorts of data repositories with APIs, and ProgrammableWeb is the source to discover the best ones for their applications. Here we check out the ten most popular Data APIs in our directory.
Akamai has announced the release of Akamai Edge Cloud and an accompanying IoT Edge Connect service. With the announcement of these new tools the company is hoping to “streamline and secure the delivery of data to connected devices and in-application messaging at scale.”
Event-driven data streaming is gaining popularity and Axway, provider of a hybrid integration and content collaboration platform called AMPLIFY, has announced a new feature, AMPLIFY Streams, that allows any API to be turned into an event-driven data stream without server-side code.
MicroBilt has taken the next step in automating and scaling access to its robust suite of consumer data sets. The company consolidated access to its data assets through a developer site and cohesive set of API packages. The APIs cover credit, background check, business verification and collections.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Optimization, Monetization, Hotels, and Identity. Highlights include an API for backcountry skiing data, and an API that removes the background from images. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Many of us have a love/hate relationship with appointment reminders. Maybe the least annoying notification is a text message, and it's also the easiest. The Twilio REST API lets you create intelligent reminders, and you can also benefit from simple integration with your CRM and reservation systems.
Historical property data can be extremely valuable in real estate, insurance, home services and advertising industries –– just to name a few. The Estated API can help you integrate that data into your application. Estated has put together a guide to help you through the process.
Google has apparently backtracked on the idea of allowing third-party messaging apps to access RCS on Android phones. Though RCS is a public specification, APIs are needed to connect messaging apps to the RCS protocols employed by wireless network operators. No API means no RCS for outside apps.
It costs organizations substantial amounts of money to not have a “verify and cleanse” solution in place for validating contact data. With that in mind, let’s examine some of Melissa's industry-leading, flexible Web APIs that help you achieve contact data quality in real-time.
Nineteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including DevOps, Verification, and Mail. Highlights include an API that returns data about Board Games, an API for building connected car apps, and an API for contextual messaging. Here's a look at what's new.
Earlier this week, Blockchain technology company Blockstream launched the beta version of its Blockstream Satellite API. The API allows users a way to create applications that broadcast private data messages worldwide using the Blockstream Satellite network to anyone with a satellite receiver.
Facebook is at the center of another privacy controversy. This time, the most popular Android apps are involved. Almost half of the apps on the Google Play store have the ability to share data with Facebook, and it looks like many of them are sharing automatically (no Facebook account is needed).
This portion of our series about the Most Interesting APIs in 2018 encompasses all APIs developers could utilize for data manipulation purposes, such as accessing data, extracting data from web sources, creating reports and visualizations, database administration, linking data in apps, and more.
Application developers have integrated helpful bots and scripts into chat apps. However, there is one channel, with the greatest number of users, no one has been able to reach: simple SMS. This article shows you how the Bandwith messaging API allows developer to integrate with group message chats.
After a year of beta testing its in-app messaging platform, Pusher has released Chatkit to general availability. Chatkit includes a set of APIs that comes loaded with a number of features that users have come to expect from any mainstream chat service (typing indicators, file sharing, and more).
Estated, a leading property data provider, today announced the latest version of their property data API. Businesses and developers will now have access to over 135M properties and nearly 160M parcels across the United States. Estated now offers a RESO compliant Universal Property ID search feature.
Today at Signal, Twilio’s developer conference, the company announced two new wireless options that aim to expand what is possible for IoT developers. First up is Twilio Super SIM, providing developers with a single SIM card that can operate globally via Twilio’s partnering cellular networks.
Twilio has announced that it will acquire SendGrid in an all-stock deal that totals $2 billion, the company’s largest acquisition to date. Twilio is well-known in the developer community for their API offerings. With the addition of SendGrid’s services, Twilio gains an already robust email service.
The cost of bad data is high – from faulty insights, poor business decisions and lost sales to an annual cost of $3.1 trillion for U.S. companies alone. Melissa offers a white paper weighing the pros and cons of addressing data quality in-house versus an off-the-shelf solution.