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The United States Postal Service confirmed recently that they have patched an API issue which exposed the account details for up to 60 million users. Additionally, in some cases, the vulnerability could have allowed hackers to modify other users’ account details.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Mail, Application Development and Telephony. Highlights include SDKs and an API for Dronecode open source drone operation platform and an API for sending mail without going to the post office.
Royal Mail, a UK based postal service and courier company has launched a new version of their Shipping API. The API, now in version two is meant to complement the release of a new shipping tool aimed at helping retailers fulfill their orders. The API is offered in two flavors, REST and SOAP.
In response to nine months of customer feedback, Postmates updated its API with two, oft-requested enhancements: batching and multiple drop-offs
The FreshMail API gives developers access to email marketing functionality to create new campaigns, as well as send, delete or test existing ones.
Google releases new Gmail API to give finer grained control and greater speed, potentially exploding the number of use cases. More on the implications of Netflix closing its API. Plus: check in to your hotel room with your phone, and Android offers a new camera API.
Despite the fact that we now live in a world where communication is very much digital and paper trails are rapidly diminishing, there are still instances where physical mail is necessary and there are many who may even prefer the personal touch of a good old fashioned letter or postcard. MailWriter brings the convenience of online, digital functionality to the process of sending letters. It's a cloud mailing service that allows users to create and send letters, postcards or complete mailings directly from whatever device they're working from. The MailWriter API makes this functionality available to be integrated into other websites and applications as well.
You may remember our earlier coverage of the Yahoo Open Strategy (YOS), which provides developers with access to Yahoo’s tools and data to build applications that leverage three core elements: Yahoo Application Platform (YAP), Yahoo Social Platform (YSP), and Yahoo Query Language (YQL). Now Yahoo has released a limited beta of a new Applications for Yahoo Mail which enables developers to build applications within Yahoo Mail (more details at our new Yahoo Mail API profile).