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Facebook this week announced it has opened its Instant Games platform to all developers. The platform, which had been in beta, allows developers to build HTML5-based games that can be played across Facebook directly within News Feeds and in Messenger conversations on desktop and mobile devices.
Travel booking giant Expedia, through its Expedia Affiliate Network, has launched EAN Rapid, a new platform for travel accomodation search and booking. The platform contains a number of APIs, including Geography, Shopping and Booking APIs, that affiliates can use to build booking applications.
Hootsuite added to its API portfolio with the Interaction History API. The API allows developers to monitor social media exchanges of its app users and other social media profiles. The goal of the API is to provide more context to social media exchanges. The API has Twitter and Facebook endpoints.
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.
Stride, the team communications solution Atlassian launched in September, today announced new features designed to make it "an even more powerful communications solution." These features include new API capabilities that enable developers to build custom apps and messaging bots.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Open Data, Bitcoin, and WebRTC. Featured today is Po.et API for securing digital assets with blockchain technology, and an API for interviewing job candidates via video. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, today announced that its Marketing API is now available to all developers. The API allows third parties to programmatically buy ads in the Snapchat app and manage their advertising campaigns. It also offers additional targeting and testing functionality.
Twitter today announced that it is launching a new offering that will give developers access to the full Twitter archive which contains all tweets going back to the first one posted by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in 2006. Previously, full archive access was limited to Twitter's enterprise customers.
By giving business accounts the ability to schedule posts, Instagram is addressing one of the most requested features from its corporate clients. The newfound power has been added to the Instagram Graph API, which should let businesses take greater control over their Instagram content.
Encoder Farm has announced a scorched pricing approach to the video encoding market. The company has reimagined its pricing strategy with a single, all-inclusive, per encoder pricing model. Users can hire as many encoders as needed, for a single price. Encoder counts can scale up or down as needed.
Eagle Eye Networks, a cloud video surveillance provider, has added a number of new features to the Eagle Eye Video API Platform, which allows customers to build applications that leverage live and recorded surveillance video footage. It has also improved the performance of its API platform.
Action camera maker GoPro has shuttered its developer program. A statement posted on the developer program website reads, "GoPro has discontinued the Developer Program. We are grateful to the GoPro Developer Community for your interest in the program." The program was launched in April 2016.
The YouTube Data API can be used to upload and search for videos, manage playlists and subscriptions, update channel settings and more. In this tutorial, we'll review the YouTube Data API portal and show you how to use the API to build a simple app that can return the contents of a playlist.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Messaging, and Social Media. Featured today are APIs from CronAlarm, for integrating with the cron jobs platform, and from The Things Network, a crowdsourced IoT networking platform.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including DevOps, Video, Reputation, and Security. Highlights today include the Apility API for confirming legitimate vs. fake users, and the Slipstream multi-cloud management API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Mapping and Location APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Banking, Mapping, and Photos. Highlight include the Get Image API which returns data about the location and cameras used for a particular photograph. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Walgreens has announced that a number of updates are coming soon to the company’s API Platform. Among the platform updates are the addition of a Store Number List Endpoint to the Store Locator API, the launch of the new Add To Cart API, and backend upgrades to the HTML Checkout Photo Prints API.
Twitch made API news this week with new endpoints and a developer invitation to discuss rate limit increases. The new endpoints allow developers to get and create clips, and retrieve the top games on Twitch. Twitch opened a dedicated email box specifically for fielding rate limit increase requests.
Google has announced that the Google Cloud Video intelligence API is now in public beta. The company also announced updates to its Cloud Vision API which includes increased label detection model vocabulary, improved text detection model, and the addition of Google Image Search-powered web detection.