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One of the cool things our directory data allows us to do is to get a glimpse at both short term and long term trends in the API space. One slice of data worth looking at is the categories have had the most growth. This article looks at which categories have grown the most in the last five years.
One of the more interesting views given by the directory is a look at what sectors are seeing the most growth in APIs. The directory data model allows for one primary category as well as multiple secondary categories and in this article we take a look at which categories are most represented.
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.
Melissa made a name for itself building contact data quality and identity verification services. The company has taken its next with the introduction of a single portal for various API access to its services. Melissa Developer provides access to business identification and location services.
Over 57 million Americans get their health insurance through Medicare. However, one barrier to significantly improved care has been the free flow of Medicare claims data between dissimilar systems. According to the US Digital Service however, version 2.0 of the Blue Button API should fix that.
Analytics API provider and customer data platform Segment has announced a new API to help businesses comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules that go into effect next month in Europe. Under the GDPR, Europeans will have more control over and access to their personal data.
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.
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.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including IoT, Payments, and Religion. Highlights include an API for adding parental controls to applications to limit screen time, and an Apple Pay web payment request API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Last year, dating app OKCupid removed the ability for its users to view who had visited their profiles, but a developer this week revealed that visitor data had still been available via OKCupid's Visitor API. In a blog post, Zack Whipkey detailed how he was able to access detailed user information.
DJI, a China-based drone maker, this week announced that it is opening its drone platform up to third party development with a new Skyport adapter and payload API that makes it possible for third parties to create drone-based remote sensing solutions for specific industries and applications.
Google's updated developer preview of Android Things adopts the latest version of Android Oreo, the latest version of Google Play Services, and adds new APIs for managing Bluetooth performance. Google also took pains to address developer feedback in version 7 of this preview.
New technologies like IoT deliver invaluable data, but transforming that data into actual user functionality is the key to happy customers, and that’s the job of APIs. APIs are a connector between applications and IoT data; this article offers three tips for using high-performing APIs at the edge.
Ericsson, a provider of technology and services to telecom operators, has announced IoT Accelerator Marketplace, a capability that allows developers to leverage global cellular connectivity APIs from a variety of service providers, while providers can offer marketplace apps to enterprise customers.
Scale API, a cloud-based training data and human microtasks platform, has launched Sensor Fusion Annotation API for LIDAR and RADAR point cloud data to help automobile OEMs and self-driving car companies accelerate the development of perception algorithms for autonomous vehicles.
Microsoft has moved Intune APIs in Microsoft Graph out of Preview and made them generally available. Intune APIs make it possible for Microsoft customers and partners to automate workloads, increase device management efficiency, and programmatically access EMS and Office 365 data (Microsoft Graph).
Mozilla, the organization behind the popular Firefox web browser, yesterday formally unveiled Project Things, "an open framework for connecting your devices to the web." Created with the goal of creating a decentralized IoT, Mozilla announced its intent to build such a framework last year.