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Facebook has been under fire to combat election interference on its platform for years. The company has addressed the issue before governments, in new features, and through new policies. This week, as EU elections loom, Facebook announced its most comprehensive plan yet. Will it work? Is it enough?
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.
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 been at work on its replacement for the AdWords API. The Google Ads API is a more modern API that will soon have all features from the AdWords API and more. The new API just moved from beta to production ready. The beta version will sunset at the end of April 2019.
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.
Verizon Media has developed a number of ad networks and monetization assets over the years. With a new Verizon Ads SDK, Verizon Media is looking to consolidate all of its monetization assets under a single SDK. The SDK allows for developer choice and easy integration with future opportunities.
Google is doing some work on the API that helps manage Chrome extensions. Developments over the last few weeks have shed light on what the changes mean for developers, and not everyone likes what they see. Ad blockers are at the heart of the issue and changes to the API will impact them seriously.
A Mozilla-led coalition recently penned a letter to Facebook, demanding that the company provide open access to the company’s Political Ads API. The group hopes that access to this information will allow researchers and developers to provide tools that analyze political ads served on the platform.
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.
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.
Google has added a new category of devices for targeting to the AdWords API. Connected TV allows developers to target devices connected to TVs for display and video ads. This applies to smart TVs, gaming consoles, and streaming devices such as Chromecast, Roku, and AppleTV.
ProgrammableWeb's Most Clicked, Shared and Talked About APIs of 2018: eCommerce, Marketing, and Social Media
This segment of the past year's APIs focuses on eCommerce, Marketing and Social Media. Sub categories covered here include Advertising, Content, Printing, Products, Catalogs, Subscription, Taxes, Feedback, Auctions, Shipping, Ratings, Personalization, SEO, Engagement and others.
Algolia has added a personalization feature to its search results platform and API. Personalization collects data based on user behavior and allows the developer/owner to define how such data is used. The data and definition then empower Algolia to automatically produce relevant search results.
Application developers have integrated helpful bots and scripts into chat apps. However, there is one channel, with the greatest number of users, no one has been able to reach: simple SMS. This article shows you how the Bandwith messaging API allows developer to integrate with group message chats.
After a year of beta testing its in-app messaging platform, Pusher has released Chatkit to general availability. Chatkit includes a set of APIs that comes loaded with a number of features that users have come to expect from any mainstream chat service (typing indicators, file sharing, and more).
Today at Signal, Twilio’s developer conference, the company announced two new wireless options that aim to expand what is possible for IoT developers. First up is Twilio Super SIM, providing developers with a single SIM card that can operate globally via Twilio’s partnering cellular networks.
Twilio has announced that it will acquire SendGrid in an all-stock deal that totals $2 billion, the company’s largest acquisition to date. Twilio is well-known in the developer community for their API offerings. With the addition of SendGrid’s services, Twilio gains an already robust email service.
Nineteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Storage, Security, and Printing. Highlights include several APIs for the Stronghold crypto platform housed on the Stellar network, and a new API from Mercedes Benz. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Vonage has launched the Nexmo Messages API and Nexmo Dispatch API. The Messages API allows businesses to integrate social chat services with applications using a single API. The Dispatch API allows developers to add a fallback mechanism if the first message for a specific chat channel fails.