The Latest News On The API Economy
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BuddyPress, provider of social network components for integration with WordPress, has recently announced the release of V5 of the popular plugin. This latest iteration includes an all-new BP REST API and a new BP Invitations API. Both new APIs aim to take full advantage of WordPress 5.0
MeasureOne, provider of an academic data API and accompanying analytic products, has announced a new developer platform. The new platform provides developers access to academic data that has already been extracted and standardized from transcripts that are often inconsistent in their original form.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Text-to-Speech, Passwords, and Travel. Highlights include APIs from TomTom for electronic vehicles and an API for displaying detailed golf course maps in applications. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Facebook has made several announcements this week that will benefit developers by expanding the ways that they can reach audiences beyond the social network’s walls. The announcements include upgrades to both the Audience Network SDK and the Facebook Live API.
Facebook is pitching its Off-Facebook Activity feature as the solution to its crushed reputation over transparency and lack of user data control. But, two major questions remain. Will the feature be enough for Facebook critics? Second, what impact will the feature have on the developer community?
In March of 2019, Facebook announced changes to the company’s advertising platform, these changes aim to reduce discrimination in job postings, housing ads, and credit ads. Developers will soon be required to comply with updated Marketing API standards based on these changes.
LinkedIn added an Audience Engagement feature to its LinkedIn Partner Program. Audience Engagement allows users to discover audiences, receive content recommendations, and benchmark content against competitors. LinkedIn offers the feature through API integration with limited launch partners.
In the wheel of social media data breaches, Twitter is the latest company to apologize and vow to do better. Last week, Twitter reported that it may have inadvertently shared private data with advertising partners against the wishes of its users. Twitter will now stop sharing such data altogether.
Amazon has announced the general availability of AWS Lake Formation. Lake Formation is a managed service that eases developers' ability to build, secure, and manage data lakes. Amazon achieves its goal through automation of functions such as collecting, cleaning, cataloging and securing data.
Facebook has recently announced the release of Graph API (v4.0) and Marketing API (v4.0). The changes to these APIs are highlighted by updates to webhooks, Business Asset Groups, and ad creation and editing. Ad Insights also gains new functionality that provides more granular insight into traffic.
Despite a barrage of headlines that could kill most companies, Facebook operates with near absolute impunity. To dissatisfied users who want out, it brazenly dangles an offer to take all their data before quitting so it can be uploaded to another service. We tested the veracity of that offer.
Before Facebook users consider an alternative social network, two things must be easily moved to that alternative; their friends and their data. Facebook's website advertises it will give you your data so it can be uploaded to another service. ProgrammableWeb puts that bold claim to the test.
As government regulators and consumers grapple with the extraordinary control and commercialization that Facebook exerts over personal data, and the extent to which Facebook has abused that privilege, a bigger question looms; what hope exists, if any for the emergence of a legitimate alternative?
GIPHY, the provider of a database and search engine for animated GIFs, has announced a new SDK that provides third-parties access to GIFs, stickers, and additional new content like GIPHY Emoji and Text. With this release, the company hopes to accelerate integration for third-party app 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.
Agora.io, a provider of voice, video, and live interactive streaming solutions, announced the release of the Agora Video Chat SDK for Unity. This new SDK will allow game developers to embed video chat directly into their games. With this release, Agora.io is now a Unity Verified Solutions partner.
Less than a month after Twitter introduced Twitter Developer Labs, a program where developers can test and provide feedback on new API features, Twitter has made its first two preview endpoints available under the program. The first two endpoints are GET/users and GET/tweets.
In an apparent effort to improve its developer relations, Twitter has announced its plans to build what it calls "the next generation of the Twitter API." The first step: a new program called Twitter Developer Labs, which will allow developers to test and provide feedback on new API features.
This week at Facebook’s F8 developer conference, the company announced several updates, including changes to the Graph API, a new version of the Marketing API, and a new Facebook Developer Community Forum. Additionally, the company announced a new SDK to enable account verification via WhatsApp.
Snap Inc., developers of the popular mobile application Snapchat, recently announced the release of the Bitmoji for Games SDK. This new SDK will allow partners to easily incorporate Bitmoji animated characters directly into their games.