The Latest News On The API Economy
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Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Healthcare, Design, and Cryptocurrency. Highlights include an API for the Sketch graphic design editor and an API for Decentraland virtual reality platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
As various services like Facebook deal with competitors by packing more functionality into their apps, those apps are increasingly experiencing usability issues. In the old days of the API economy, outside developers could leverage a service's APIs to build something better. But those days are gone.
Marvel has launched the Marvel API. Through the API, developers gain programmatic access to the core functionality of the Marvel App. With the API, developers can build bots, dashboards, integrations, or entirely new apps on top of the Marvel API. The goal is to streamline collaborative projects.
Figma has announced the launch of the Figma Platform and the first release of the Figma API. The Figma API will initially support three core operations related to Figma design files which includes read design files, read and write comments to design files, and render design files.
We all know about the importance of a good user experience and user interface, but what about user convenience? The most satisfying online experiences often are tied to how convenient they were. If convenience is king, then developers must learn how to create products with convenience in mind.
Guggy is a new smart contextual GIF maker. Through the use of Natural Language Processing, Guggy selects a humorous GIF to complement input text. The end result is what the company calls a "GIF Message" - a GIF with text overlaid. Guggy offers complete access to the platform via a free REST API.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Graphics, Monetization, and Semantic Web. One highlight today is the PerimeterX Bot Defender API, which helps protect applications from malicious bots. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Autodesk announced several updates to the Forge platform including the release of three new APIs; Data Management API, Model Derivative API, and 3D Print API. The company also announced that 3D Robotics (3DR), MakeTime and Seebo are the initial investees of the Autodesk Forge Fund.
Cloudinary has added responsive image breakpoints technology to its API. The functionality allows users to automatically select image size in a responsive website environment across devices with disparate screen sizes. Additionally, Cloudinary launched a web-based tool with the same functionality.
Google has announced Material Design Lite (MDL). MDL applies the material design specification, released last year, to websites. MDL brings the material design look and feel.
At the Solid conference, which focuses on the Internet of Things, Ammunition co-founder Robert Brunner discussed the design of smart everyday things.
We've added 6 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Graphics, CRM, and Games categories. Also added: client libraries for Apple developers and more Diffbot libraries.
Pagination is an important element for many projects dealing with large data sets as a way to make the volume of information more manageable and navigable. This tutorial by Relly Rivlin on the Backand blog shows followers how to paginate their data using ng-grid for AngularJS.
Source Code Samples, Clients, and six APIs have been added to ProgrammableWeb’s directory in the past day. The additions are summarized here.
Infogr.am has released public API allowing developers to add the ability to create, update, and download interactive infographics and charts to their applications.
Facebook released a new iOS app that lets you demo prototypes made with Facebook's free design tool Origami on iPhones and iPads.