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Mapbox continues to enhance mapping features designed for gaming in the AR space with new features to its Maps Unity SDK. Specifically, Mapbox has added new features to points of interest and augmented reality to the latest version of the SDK. Mapbox will demonstrate next week at its Locate event.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Banking, eCommerce, and Healthcare. Highlights include the recently announced Google Photos API and several APIs for integrating with Citibank services. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google Photos is one of Google's best efforts. The cloud-based service not only backs up photos, but taps into Google Assistant for help creating collages, albums, and more. The new Google Photos Library API will allow developers to port Google Photos, with all its tools, into their own application.
Amazon has launched a beta version of a Gadgets Skill API that allows developers to build game skills for Echo Buttons that work in conjunction with Amazon's Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Plus and Echo Spot devices. Using the new API, developers can create new kinds of gaming experiences.
Instagram has deprecated much of its public API effective immediately. In a changelog published today, the popular Facebook-owned social media sharing platform announced that the endpoints for Follows and Relationships, Public Content Commenting, Likes and User Search have been removed.
Facebook-owned Instagram has broken apps and surprised developers by substantially reducing the number of API calls allowed per user per hour. According to reports, the rate limit for the Instagram API was reduced from 5,000 per user per hour to 200 per user per hour this weekend without warning.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Machine Learning, and Financial. Featured today is the PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds Developer API, which enables developers to access Battle Royale game data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Amazon is doing its part to boost gaming competition through its recently announced GameOn platform. GameOn allows developers to introduce competitions into their games regardless of device, operating system, screen size, etc. Developers can offer in-game or real world prizes through GameOn.
PUBG has launched a test version of the PUBG Developer API. The API provides rich game data for developers looking to build tools and services around PUBG's popular battle royale game mode. PUBG anticipates the API will lead to apps and tools that expand what is currently available through OP.GG.
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.
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.
Blizzard Entertainment, the maker of the popular World of Warcraft massively multiplayer online role-playing game, is making changes to a number of its APIs. Earlier this month, it announced pending Mythic Challenge Mode API changes, including the removal of keystone affixes.
JoyToken, a blockchain startup that aims to develop an infrastructure protocol for the gaming industry, has released an API that demonstrates how games will run on its platform. The platform employs smart contracts to create what the company calls a "'trustless' gambling ecosystem."
A little over a year ago, CCP released its ESI API for Eve Online. One of the notable goals of the ESI API was to replace the CREST and XML APIs within 18 months. Just 14 months after ESI's release, the company has achieved parity, and will sunset the CREST and XML APIs on May 8, 2018.
ProgrammableWeb's Most Interesting APIs in 2017: Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Education API University
This article is part of a multi-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2017. Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Education APIs are covered here. 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.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Mapping, Air Travel, and Customer Service. Highlights include Facebook Messenger Broadcast API, plus APIs from Mobius, Nylas and Apptivo. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google has rolled out Google Play Services SDK 11.6.0, which introduces major changes to how the APIs are structured. The company is deprecating one API while decoupling another. The idea is to reduce the amount of boilerplate code needed to use the APIs -- something everyone can be happy about.