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MTN has expanded developer access to its Mobile Money API. The API allows developers to build applications and services that automate the collection of bills, fees, and taxes; as well as the distribution of collected fees. Prior to the Ghana release, MTN had opened the API to developers in Uganda.
Nineteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Storage, Security, and Printing. Highlights include several APIs for the Stronghold crypto platform housed on the Stellar network, and a new API from Mercedes Benz. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Messaging, and Privacy. Featured today are APIs for tracking time, enabling payment services, and adding reviews services to applications. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google has launched an API toolkit to combat child sexual abuse material (CSAM). The Content Safety API uses artificial intelligence to better screen and limit the spread of CSAM online. An API approach increases speed of review, identification, and stop of abusive material.
Stratfor has launched its Enterprise API which provides access to the company’s complete repository of global geopolitical content. Content that can be access with the API includes statistics and coordinates for global events, country threat indices, and actionable geopolitical forecasts.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, Billing, and Feedback. Some highlights include the Gfycat API for programmatic access to the animated GIF platform, and the Rev.io API for usage-based billing functions. Here's a look at what is new.
Episerver has released its new Headless API. The API is built to streamline and simplify delivery of digital content across applications and platforms. Regardless of channel or device, Episerver envisions the Headless API will take the technical pressure off of those providing digital content.
On Tuesday, Google announced the general availability of a Cloud Billing Catalog API that offers real-time access to authoritative Google Cloud Platform (GCP) list pricing. The Cloud Billing Catalog API is part of the Google Cloud Billing API and allows GCP users to manage billing programatically.
Twitter yesterday announced updates to its developer platform terms that aim to reign in the use of automation by bad actors "to perform coordinated actions across multiple accounts." Twitter's updated policies forbid applications from posting identical content to multiple Twitter accounts.
Xillio has been providing content migration and integration services since 2004. Now, the company has announced an API that aims to serve developers as the unified interface between content repositories and apps. Instead of learning each repository's API, the Xillio API provides the connection.
Singapore's OCBC continued growing its banking API portfolio with the the GIRO API and sandbox versions for four transactional APIs (Account Balance, Account Transaction, Merchant Card Payments, and Pay Anyone). The bank has partnered with the Singapore government for its first implementation.
Cloudflare created a new platform for the creation and distribution of web app tools. The Cloudflare Apps Platform allows web app owners and developers to build, integrate, and distribute apps and tools across Cloudflare's global CDN. The company has also created a fund to get users started.
Subscription billing service provider Recurly launched v2.5 of its API. The latest version includes new endpoints and a variety of new attributes for both the request and response side. All new features gives developers more flexibility in sorting through subscription and transaction data.
Box has introduced the Box File Collaboration API, a new API that allows developers to manage access to files in applications. Developers can now control which users can access specific files. The API was created to support a recent update to the Box Notes collaborative note taking application.
Google announced the Firebase App Indexing API. The API allows users to search for content within the Google app and find personal or public content across apps installed on a particular device. Because the content is stored on the device, the API is functional whether a user is online or not.
The 2016 presidential has been a hot topic of conversation in the past two weeks. Many issues came to light largely due to the many controversies surrounding the election. Many of the controversies were a result of fake news though, a real problem that technology must address.
Box introduced the "All New Box" throughout the week at its BoxWorks conference. The launch includes many developer focused features that pitch Box as a single place for all company content. Highlights to accomplish this goal include new APIs to access content and updated developer tools.
Facebook has launched a new Continuous Live Video API that enables developers to broadcast long and persistent streaming video to the world's largest social network. Previously, Facebook Live streams were limited to 90 minutes, but thanks to the new API, third parties can broadcast longer events.
We've added 3 APIs and several SDKs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in Billing, Business, and Tools, as well as other categories. Here's a summary of what is new.
Twitter announced a new storytelling API tool: Collections API. The API greatly reduces the effort needed to string together a series of Tweets to tell a story.