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Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Restaurants and Jobs. Highlights include an API for managing shopping cart services, and an API to retrieve job listings for remote workers. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google announced a new Transcoder API preview. It empowers users to create consumer streaming formats for direct-to-consumer content. This is the first Google API in a series to come for the ddirect-to-consumer market that has exploded in recent years and accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Google has released an Android 11 Developer Preview for Android TV. The company says features focus on privacy, performance, accessibility, and connectivity. The idea is to help developers improve the experience for consumers seeking to get the most from their smart TVs and streaming devices.
Thirty-two APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Data, Documents, and Financial. Highlights include an API for business records fiscalization, and API for data dashboards, and APIs from Precisely for data accuracy. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Zoom has updated its iOS app to stop sending specific data to Facebook. Zoom's announcement came after Motherboard reported that data such as timezone, city, device details, etc. were sent to Facebook. This sharing came from Zoom's use of the Facebook SDK, which it will now stop.
Apple has announced an extension of its deadline for developers to update their applications in accordance with the latest design guidelines. The new deadline is June 30, 2020. These new standards affect applications designed for the Apple Watch, iPhone, and iPad.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has finalized two rules aimed at delivering US patients better access to their own health data. Two different departments under HHS (ONC and CMS) have issued these rules, and both rules require the use of APIs for easier patient access to data.
Facebook has filed a lawsuit against OneAudience. The lawsuit alleges that OneAudience paid app developers to embed its SDK on applications that collected personal data from users on Twitter, Facebook, and Google. Facebook and Twitter both exposed the company's practices in November 2019.
gRPC is an alternative architectural pattern to REST and GraphQL for providing and consuming APIs. It's becoming a popular way among many companies to create APIs intended to run at web-scale compared to the other architectures that often rely on data formatting standards such as JSON or XML.
Google has announced the upcoming shutdown of Google App Maker. Google App Maker is a low-code, G Suite development tool that allows businesses to fill gaps in their business workflows and operations. Google has cited "low usage" as the primary reason for shutting down the tool.
Firmex, a provider of virtual data room and secure document sharing solutions used by companies worldwide, recently announced the availability of its application programming interface (API) that enables developers to integrate their VDR with existing third-party enterprise systems.
The end of Chrome Apps is coming. The advances in browser technology has Google convinced that the Web is fully capable of delivering a first class experience. Accordingly, the need for Chrome Apps is no longer necessary, and Google will start the phase out process in March 2020.
This article offers an introduction to and tutorial on aviationstack, a free, real-time flight status and global aviation data API used by more than 5,000 companies. It offers up to the minute information on flight departures, arrivals, historical arrival data, routes, airports, airlines, and more.
This portion of our series about the Most Interesting APIs in 2019 includes APIs developers could utilize for data manipulation purposes, such as accessing data, extracting data from web sources, creating reports and visualizations, database administration, linking data in apps, and more.
Corporate decisions are always driven by data and it determines a company’s long-term success. The quality of data a company can access determines their customer experiences, analytics, insights, retention, and revenue. This article looks at ways a company can improve its data quality.
Google today made a host of announcements that provide a good look at the future of Android. The company released three core sets of tools: a developer preview of Jetpack Compose; expanded APIs for Android Jetpack; and Android Studio 4 in Canary — which Google says completes the Android experience.
In the connected P&C insurance ecosystem, a property data API has become a critical enabler for businesses committed to staying ahead of the competition by modernizing workflows and offering innovative customer-centric services that have a direct positive impact on the bottom line.
Smaato has been at the in-app advertising game for years now. However, the industry has advanced so much in the last few years, that updating its existing SDKs wasn't good enough to support the current environment. Accordingly, Smaato has completely rebuilt its in-app advertising Smaato SDK.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in the Science, Cryptocurrency, and Financial categories, among others. Highlights include the Chooch object and facial recognition API and the Dataverse API for research data access. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Stream, a provider offering a streaming API platform has announced the addition of the native Android SDK for both Java and Kotlin. The SDK allows developers to add scalable feeds, activity streams, and chat functionality to their applications. Stream now offers support for most major languages.