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This portion of our series about the Most Interesting APIs in 2018 encompasses all APIs developers could utilize for data manipulation purposes, such as accessing data, extracting data from web sources, creating reports and visualizations, database administration, linking data in apps, and more.
This week Amazon announced the general availability of the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit. The SDK was designed to bring Alexa to Bluetooth devices including headphones, headsets and wearables. Alexa capabilities and any of thousands of Alexa Skills are available for integration into said devices.
Samsung wants developers to put its S Pen stylus for the Galaxy Note9 to work. The company recently released an SDK that gives developers access to the S Pen, allowing them to remotely trigger actions and controls with their apps via the stylus. This may let your app stand out.
Cisco has introduced the Aironet Developer Platform (ADP) which gives developers an easy to use platform for building IoT applications with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy devices. ADP currently supports Cisco's Aironet 3800 series access points, and is designed for use with off the shelf products.
Tap Systems, the manufacturer of a wearable keyboard, mouse and game controller dubbed the Tap Strap, has unveiled SDKs that allows developers to create new kinds of applications. The Tap device uses sensors to detect the gestures users make and identify what they represent.
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.
The Webhose.io API now includes access to dark web data and broadcast data feeds. The Dark Web Data Feed provides access to anonymized web content available on TOR. The Broadcast Data Feed provides access to transcripts of U.S. television and radio programming, and some Canadian station programming.
Twenty One APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Air Travel, Recommendations, and Payments. One highlight is the recently added Mighty AI which provides AI training data for computer vision and natural language models. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
MZ is best known for its mobile game hits (Game of War - Fire Age and Mobile Strike). In building a platform to support mobile game distribution to millions of concurrent users, MZ began the construction of a massively scalable live data platform. MZ has now opened to platform, Satori, at no cost.
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.
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Health and Environment 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.
PipelineDB recently announced Stride, a realtime analytics API. API access to powerful analytics engines delivers the potential for computers to replace the role of the data scientist. PipelineDB President, Jeff Ferguson, believes Machines Analytics may turn this potential into reality.
Bluetooth beacons offer a range of uses for sending radio signals over the air to connected smartphone applications. In this tutorial, developer Kuba Gretzky explains how he bypassed the beacons in restaurants to collect authorisation keys and earn himself free beer on a points-based app.
This Monday, scraping-as-a-service provider Kimono Labs announced that it is being acquired by Palantir Technologies and will be shuttering its service. According to a message posted on the Kimono Labs website, the Kimono team will be joining Palantir, a private software and services firm.
Twitter has unveiled a new API suite that brands can use to gain insight into the performance of their content and the audiences they target.
The latest version of Chrome for iOS adds support for the Physical Web thanks to Bluetooth-based beacon technology and the power of APIs.
Six APIs have been added to the directory in Notifications, Location, and Charity categories, among others. Also added, client libraries for use with Facebook Graph API.
RF Digital uses RFduino to develop and expand applications on the Windows platform, starting with Windows 8.1, for personal and enterprise wireless app development and deployment.