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Here at ProgrammableWeb, we spend lots of time studying the many ways API providers engage developers through their websites. It's one reason our API directory data model is constantly evolving. But some API providers make the explorability of their assets too difficult. For us, and for developers.
Roughly a year and a half after Unsplash began opening its API to third parties, the company has opened the floodgates to its API. The company boldly opened up the API that the photo community Web app currently runs on. Further, API access is totally unrestricted and completely free.
Yelp added GraphQL support for its Fusion API. GraphQL, a graph query language, allows developers to request specific data in a single query, rather than multiple API calls through the API. GraphQL is currently in Beta. To use with Yelp, developers need to join Yelp's new Developer Beta Program.
Apple recently announced a new API that allows third party websites and apps to embed Live Photos. Live Photos has been around since 2015; however, embedding Live Photos outside of a Mac or iOS environment has been somewhat challenging to date. The Live Photos API should alleviate that difficulty.
One of the cool things our directory data allows us to do is to get a glimpse at both short term and long term trends in the API space. One slice of data worth looking at is the categories have had the most growth. This article looks at which categories have grown the most in the last five years.
MuleSoft, known for its Anypoint Platform solution for managing APIs and managing integrations between everything from enterprise apps to the Internet of Things, went public on the New York Stock Exchange today. The company priced its stock at $17.00 and closed its first day of trading at $24.75.
One of the more interesting views given by the directory is a look at what sectors are seeing the most growth in APIs. The directory data model allows for one primary category as well as multiple secondary categories and in this article we take a look at which categories are most represented.
The ProgrammableWeb directory eclipsed the 17,000-API mark in the first quarter of 2017 and this milestone gives us a chance to look at what the data can tell us about the API economy. This article, the first in a series of looks into our directory data, examines the overall API growth trend.
CORS is a security mechanism that allows a Web page from one domain to access a resource from a different origin. This article provides an in-depth guide to Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) for REST APIs, on how CORS works, and common pitfalls especially around security.
In this series we recap APIs that were added to our directory in 2016 and highlight some our readers may have missed that are worth a second look. We've chosen the APIs based on popularity on the site and in social media, as well as letting our team of researchers choose APIs they found compelling.
Given how so many companies that orbit the API economy are constantly pitching ProgrammableWeb in hopes of getting their latest greatest news covered, we thought we'd write-up some guidelines so that everyone has an idea of how to best work with us. So here are the do's and dont's!
Google has announced that they will shutting down panoramic photo sharing site Panoramio, along with its API on November 4th. Originally the company had announced plans for the shut down back in 2014 but due to strong community feedback they postponed those plans until users had viable options.
Twenty Two APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Photos, Payments, Home Automation, and Contacts. Highlighted today are several APIs from Cloud Elements plus an API for Pexels free stock photo service. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
CrowdRiff has announced API access to its Visual Influence platform. API access to CrowdRiff features allow users to deliver user-generated photos and associated features to marketing products and campaigns. Features include social media search, calls to action, photo acquisition, and more.
Paw version 3 has been released and includes new features such as Paw for Teams, a dark theme, interface improvements, and several bug fixes. Paw is a native Mac HTTP client for testing REST APIs and features code generators, advanced support for cookies and sessions, and more.
With Pokémon GO seemingly taking over the world as players walk around in search of the virtual creatures, one developer used the Watson Visual Recognition API to analyse screen shots of the app to locate nearby Pokémon, winning Best Use of Watson challenge at the AT&T Shape Tech Expo Hackathon.
Facebook’s photo tagging suggestion feature automatically recognises friends’ faces in a photo to make it fast and easy to tag people you know on the platform. In this tutorial, Narendra Rajput deconstructed the process to see how it works, then wrote a small Ruby script to automate the process.
Even the most modern responsive websites often struggle with selecting image resolutions that best match the various user devices. They typically have to compromise on either the image dimensions, number of images created, or even worse, just simply use a single image with the largest resolution.
Facebook has rewarded a 10 year-old boy from Finland with a $10,000 bounty for discovering an authentication-related vulnerability in the Instagram API that could have enabled a hacker to delete comments of any user on the popular social photo sharing service even without an Instagram account.
Google Cloud Vision API gives developers access to powerful image processing and analysis tools for use in any project. This tutorial on Google Cloud Platform shows followers how to use the API to detect faces in an image, and use the returned coordinates to draw a polygon around each face.