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Vonage has announced new functionality for their Verify API that aims to streamline the authentication workflow for the company’s partners. These updates include new authentication workflows and events, as well as custom PIN capabilities for more granular control over the authentication process.
Apple scooped up a beloved mobile application with plans to fold it into its own offering. Dark Sky sells for $3.99 and is popular due to its hyper-local forecasts. It's important to point out that the app is popular not only with iPhone owners, but also with Android owners.
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.
Latest gaming-focused API meant to help reduce the time it takes to download and install games so end users can start gameplay faster while enjoying games with smaller footprints. The Google Play Asset Deliver API is flexible, has a small footprint, and is free for developers to use.
Twenty-eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Collaboration, and Machine Learning. Highlights include the Google Cloud AI Platform Pipelines API and APIs from Commerce Cloud by Salesforce. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Blockchain, Shipping, and Coronavirus. Highlights include an API for determining the most efficient way to pack a shipping container, and an API that returns daily COVID-19 data. Take a look at what's new.
Apple recently updated its App Store review guidelines and made some eye-opening changes. For example, developers can now use push notifications for advertising or marketing purposes. Though user authorization is required, this is sure to develop into a thorny issue over time.
Shopify just introduced its new API Health Report. It turns Shopify's change log into a dynamic tool. Using the API Heath Report, developers can check their private and custom apps for any deprecated API calls those apps might be making. The tool looks at calls made in the past 30 days.
Four51 has redesigned and relaunched its OrderCloud.io developer portal. The new portal was rebuilt from the ground up with key features including a UI designed for developers and non developers, persistent tabs, document searchability, and open sourced documentation available at Github.
Google surprised many when it released the first developer preview of Android 11 this week. The forthcoming new version of Android is here with loads of new and changed APIs for developers to sink their teeth into. The biggest features tackle 5G, privacy, foldables, photography and machine learning.
Yesterday, Microsoft presented a vision for dual screens. Windows 10X is Microsoft's version of Windows for a dual screen world. While the presentation was full of announcements related to dual screens, the Windows 10X emulator should be a particular interest to developers.
Facebook has announced the release of a new beta API that will provide businesses with a method for offering its customers simple follow-up information. The new Messenger One-Time Notification API is designed for situations like price drops of merchandise or changes in availability.
Union Pacific, a freight-hauling railroad franchise, has announced the release of several new APIs that will provide shipping partners with information on inbound and outbound rail shipments. These new APIs serve to increase visibility for customers and also improve automative capabilities.
It is expected that with Android 11, Google will add new App Compatibility features within developer options that will simplify the application testing process. The new features will operate on a per-app basis and display behavior changes based on API level.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, and Auto. Some highlights are an API that returns data about Superheros from multiple sources, and an API that uses machine learning for crawling the web.
Shopify has published its latest API features roundup. The latest round of API updates focuses on merchandising and order fulfillment. A new FulfillmentOrders resource, Order Editing API, Smart Collections endpoint, support for new media types, and automatic discounts highlight the roundup.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Scheduling, and Cryptocurrency. Highlights include an API for an on-call notifications service and APIs for converting handwritten text to machine readable text. Here's a look at what is new.
APIs are a core component of digital transformation initiatives that enable companies to conduct business at scale. Recently Gail Frederick of eBay provided another proof point of this by sharing the story of how the eBay Buy APIs surpassed the $1 billion mark in cumulative GMB.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Testing, and Email. Highlights include an API that returns rental car information for travel applications, and an API that aggregates brand and product reviews and ratings. Here's a look at what is new.
When Google released the Android 10 beta earlier this year, it introduced the bubbles notification feature. Bubbles are built into the notification system and are used as an alternative to using the SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW to present messages on top of the app currently in use.