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WHOIS API, Inc., a domain information solution provider, announces the launch of its updated Domain Availability API. It replaces the first-generation Domain Availability API which offered a domain availability checker on the market. The API works for thousands of TLDs, both gTLDs and ccTLDs.
Ten more APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Auto, and Marketing. Highlights include the Sonos API for home sound automation and the Arcentry API for architectural diagram creation. Here's a look at what is new for developers.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Mapping, and Localization . Also new to the directory is an API to run reports from Google regarding website abusive experiences and the Mapline API for creating maps from data on spreadsheets.
Domain registrar Name.com announced this week the general availability of version 4 of its API. The API can be used to perform domain name lookups, as well as register, renew, transfer, and manage domains. It also provides functionality for setting up website redirects and email forwarding.
This week, Amazon announced the launch of a new Route 53 Auto Naming API that allows developers to automate the registration of DNS for microservices. According to Amazon, "The new API simplifies the management of DNS names and health checks for microservices that run on top of AWS."
Stormpath made a name for itself with its backend, REST API that provides registration and authentication. The REST API operates in the backend of an app. As serverless architecture grows in use, a need for a frontend registration and authentication services arose. Enter the Stormpath Client API.
Six APIs have recently been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Bitcoin, Identity, Domains, and Logistics. Additionally, some Node.js frameworks were added, as were several SDKs for RunKeeper health & fitness tracking service. Here's a look at what's new.
Amazon has unveiled a handful of new APIs over the past few weeks that will allow developers to target AWS with more advanced tools.
The protocols that run the Internet often use clumsy, anachronistic methods. Now some are moving into the 21st century with REST and JSON.
Responding to customer demand, DropCatch.com, an expiring domain name backordering service, opens access to its Backorder API.
More than 250 million domain names have been registered, and behind each domain name registration is a wealth of data that may be useful to many companies across a broad range of applications. JsonWHOIS, an API-based provider, enables its customers to retrieve WHOIS records through a RESTful API.
David Engel and Brian Rucker found themselves wondering about mobile versions of websites. The system they built to detect whether mobile sites are displayed for five mobile operating systems is now available as the Company Data Trees Mobile Website Detection API and is the first "branch" of their new venture, Company Data Trees. When Engel and Rucker ran the top 200 sites (according to Alexa), they found about half have no mobile site, including LinkedIn and PayPal.