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According to a report published by TechCrunch, Snapchat is secretly planning to launch a developer platform, its first ever. Dubbed Snapkit, prototypes of the platform suggest it will give developers access to Snap's camera software so that they can integrate it into their applications.
While the majority of the APIs within the ProgrammableWeb directory are REST-styled APIs, that isn't the only architectural style in use, not by a long shot. In this article, we look at our directory data to see what underlying technologies are most popular across the various Push/Streaming APIs.
Instagram has deprecated much of its public API effective immediately. In a changelog published today, the popular Facebook-owned social media sharing platform announced that the endpoints for Follows and Relationships, Public Content Commenting, Likes and User Search have been removed.
Amazon has added new functionality to its Video Skill API, which allows the company's voice-driven virtual assistant, Alexa, to interface with video content and services. The new functionality consists of recording, launcher and state reporting capabilities that will work with numerous services.
This article is part of a multi-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2017. Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Education APIs are covered here. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Today the conditions are more favorable than ever for organizations to consider implementing event-driven non-polling based data retrieval patterns in their APIs. This series aims to help you to better understand your options when it comes to push/streaming API architectural styles.
EBU opened free API access to its database of 240+ quality control tests. Media industry participants have long requested API access to such tests and the industry group answered with the help of members. The data has been freely available via EBU.IO/QC; however, API access streamlines the process.
Twitch made API news this week with new endpoints and a developer invitation to discuss rate limit increases. The new endpoints allow developers to get and create clips, and retrieve the top games on Twitch. Twitch opened a dedicated email box specifically for fielding rate limit increase requests.
The previous parts of this series helped you become familiar with various kinds of push technologies. Sometimes you will want to build your own push API from scratch. Other times that isn't the case and this article helps familiarize you with some of the turnkey push API infrastructure providers.
Even though Webhooks, PubSubHubbub, and WebSockets are really popular, they aren't the only options at your disposal. This part of the series provides overviews of a number of other push alternatives that you might find helpful for meeting the needs of your particular application.
Amazon is testing a self-serve advertising API that will allow brands to automate and manage their Amazon advertising campaigns. According to Digiday, the API will offer brands a "systematic approach to adjusting and reporting campaigns and offer capabilities to automate the ways campaigns work."
Facebook implemented new features for its Live API to answer common concerns voiced by the publishers. The automated encoder configuration ensures auto tweaks to quality settings throughout the stream, and the frame-accurate start times informs a publisher of the exact frame a video is live.
Yelp continues its Fusion API-centric strategy with the announcement that Yelp Events data will be accessible via the Fusion API. Yelp Events allows users to create, share and discover events around the world, and developers will be able to pull data regarding such events through the Fusion API.
In today's look at what what going on in the world of APIs we discuss Yahoo's streaming data query engine, Bullet, which promises the ability to run 'look-forward' queries; Distil Networks released Bot Defense for API aimed at ensuring authorized users are access API servers and more.
PixLab offers a set of APIs that hopes to meet most of your media analysis and processing needs. Whether it's media storage, machine vision, or image processing you need; there is not much on the media analysis/editing market today that PixLab doesn't offer through RESTful APIs.
Facebook recently announced that its Instant Articles SDK will support both Google AMP and Apple News. Facebook will provide such support through an extension to its Facebook Instant Articles SDK. In addition to cross-platform support, Facebook will also support styling tools across both platforms.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Weather, Recommendations, HealthCare, and Video. Highlights today include APIs from TwitchTV, Yelp, and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Continuing our series on push technologies, part three looks at WebSockets and how they are appropriate for when you need a server-to-client real time interactive exchange. Part three discusses what you can do with WebSockets and how it differs from other push technologies.
Ninteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Weather, Email, and News. Highlights include an API that provides access to data from the Ethiopian Movie Database, and APIs for Microsoft Office 365 integration. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Kaltura has released a new version of its Mobile Video Player SDK for Android and iOS that is leaner and loads faster than the previous version (2.0) Developers can use the Kaltura Mobile Video Player SDK to embed the Kaltura Mobile Video Player into Android and iOS applications.