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"APIs are first class-products at eBay," Gail Frederick, eBay Vice President of Developer Ecosystem, commented in a recent news story. In support of this statement, eBay this week announced numerous API enhancements and brand new APIs with the intent of empowering developers.
About a year after Google introduced the Hangouts Chat API, it is enhancing the ability to build chatbots by supporting both Dialogflow and Hubot. Dialogflow allows developers to leverage natural language processing to train bots. Hubot allows developers to build bots for multiple platforms.
Akamai has announced the release of Akamai Edge Cloud and an accompanying IoT Edge Connect service. With the announcement of these new tools the company is hoping to “streamline and secure the delivery of data to connected devices and in-application messaging at scale.”
Screen scraping has bridged the connection gap between banks and fintech for decades, but banks are now starting to deprecate it because of PSD2. bunq has managed to build a growing community around its open API since 2017, and it serves as an example for other European banks striving to innovate.
Postman now allows developers to create APIs from directly within the app. Prior to the latest release, 7.1, Postman was an API development tool that allowed certain features to be created within the app, but others outside the app. Now, the entire lifecycle of an API is managed within the app.
The latest developer preview of Android Q adds an incredible array of user- and developer-facing features. The company focused on innovation, security, privacy, and digital well being in Android Q. These should help developers build for the cutting edge tech that's just around the corner.
During Google’s I/O 2019 conference, the company announced several updates to its Google Maps Platform that include a new Maps SDK for Android and the addition of deck.gl support. Travis McPhail, an engineering lead for the Maps Platform, shared these updates along with several best practices.
Developers and consumer protection groups are not pleased with Apple's removal of parental control and screen usage apps from the App Store. Some claim that Apple aims to limit competition with its Screen Time app and increase iPhone use. Apple claims its only protecting privacy and security.
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Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Economics and Energy. Highlights include the QuickChart API for creating data charts, the Genomelink API for adding DNA profiled genetic attributes to apps, and the Milez API for frequent flyer miles data.
Many of us have a love/hate relationship with appointment reminders. Maybe the least annoying notification is a text message, and it's also the easiest. The Twilio REST API lets you create intelligent reminders, and you can also benefit from simple integration with your CRM and reservation systems.
ActiveWizards presents a valuable profile of the most capable text processing APIs. No longer just robust search engines, test processing evaluates many aspects of a document, such as its subject, tone, classification, and more. Let these APIs give you control of your growing content database.
RingCentral further integrated its communications features within enterprise systems. RingCentral Embeddable uses RingCentral's core voice and SMS features and allows access to such features within third party apps. The new e-Discovery and message retention APIs allows better compliance reporting.
As many carriers begin to block burst SMS campaigns from short codes and toll free numbers, Bandwidth is empowering businesses with the ability to perform burst campaigns from local numbers. Using 10DLC SMS routes, Bandwidth has introduced its Local A2P API to build trust through local numbers.
Google has apparently backtracked on the idea of allowing third-party messaging apps to access RCS on Android phones. Though RCS is a public specification, APIs are needed to connect messaging apps to the RCS protocols employed by wireless network operators. No API means no RCS for outside apps.
Nineteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including DevOps, Verification, and Mail. Highlights include an API that returns data about Board Games, an API for building connected car apps, and an API for contextual messaging. Here's a look at what's new.
Google uses a manifest method to test new features, phase others in, and others out. For the Chrome Extension platform, Google has published Manifest v3. The Manifest is open for public view, but subject to change. Major changes affect background processes, web-accessible resources, and APIs
Earlier this week, Blockchain technology company Blockstream launched the beta version of its Blockstream Satellite API. The API allows users a way to create applications that broadcast private data messages worldwide using the Blockstream Satellite network to anyone with a satellite receiver.
The Cognitive Computing section of our Most Interesting APIs in 2018 series includes APIs from categories such as AI, ML, Recognition, Predictions, Sentiment and more that aim to make computers think like computers. Dozens of APIs were added in these areas this past year, here are some highlights.
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.