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This weekend's look at what what going on in the world of APIs discusses Russian search giant Yandex's open sourced machine learning library, CatBoost. We also cover an Email Verification API from validation company SmartSoft, and look at HP's release of their data protection suite backed by an API.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Logistics, Tourism, and Natural Language Processing. Highlights today include APIs for UK postal service Royal Mail and an API from Google for detecting internet trolls. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Streetlayer is a white label API for real time international address validation, autocomplete and geocoding. This tutorial introduces the streetlayer API including ensuring high-quality data by validating addresses, delivering address suggestions and determining coordinates of street addresses.
WhereIsMyTransport has launched a transit data API that offers transport-related data from certain emerging market cities to third party services and apps. The South Africa based company started with a number of South African cities, but is quickly expanding to Egypt, Nigeria, and Tanzania.
In response to nine months of customer feedback, Postmates updated its API with two, oft-requested enhancements: batching and multiple drop-offs
We've added six new APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in Mapping, Search, and Validation categories, among others. Here's a summary of what is new.
We've added 6 APIs to the directory today in Recognition and Validation categories, among others. Also added: client libraries for Slack and U.S. Dept. of Labor Quarry API SDKs.
Seven APIs have been added to the directory today in categories such as Screenshots, Tools, and Validation. Also added were SDKs for use with Automatic connected car platform.
The World Bank will host a hackathon to encourage youth participation in national governance. 4Bulgaria aims to create a mobile app that reports governance irregularities.
We've added 10 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in Government, Environment, Gambling, and other categories. Also added were several libraries for use with the LinkedIn API.
Six APIs, a connected car client library, and source code samples for Bing Maps have been added to the directory among other things in the past day. Here are the highlights.
Source Code Samples, Clients, and six APIs have been added to ProgrammableWeb’s directory in the past day. The additions are summarized here.
The ECMAScript Internationalization API is designed to let developers of Web applications that serve a global user base more easily implement internationalization.
Runscope users can now deploy API tests globally with the ability to select from 8 different service regions.
Google Maps is rolling out an enhanced feature for "Explore Nearby" that gives users more control over location based suggestions.
Service Objects' DOTS Name Validation 2 (NV2) API addresses the problem of false names within contact lists. NV2 uses the latest research to allow businesses to weed out fraudulent names at the point-of-entry. The new NV2 service is offered in two different ways to validate – real time API to work with online forms and connected applications and batch file mode for large list processing.
Postman REST Client, a powerful HTTP client that helps developers test and develop web services, has just released version 0.9.3. (Google Chrome Packaged App) which includes brand new features including OAuth 2.0 support, user accounts, bulk uploading/importing, and a brand new API Directory.
Our API directory now includes 82 address APIs. The newest is the 1Map API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the geocoder API. We list 41 geocoder mashups. Below you'll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of address APIs.
For any business or website that relies on user or customer interaction, communication is important, and often the only point of contact a business may have with that customer is an email address. This is where email validation can lend a helping hand; as long as mail can be successfully sent to an address all is good, but if there's some issue causing failed delivery and other errors, better to know about it. Email Pie is a free, JSON API that provides a simple way to validate email addresses.