The Latest News On The API Economy
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Google today released a new preview version of Flutter to developers. Flutter is Google's set of tools for quickly designing and implementing user interfaces for Android and iOS devices. The search giant hopes to have a 1.0 release of Flutter ready for developers in the near future.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Insurance, and Supply Chain. Featured today is the Aidlab API for interacting with health and fitness biosensors, and Tyntec cloud communication APIs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
This week, customer engagement company Urban Airship released a beta SDK for iOS in advance of the public release of iOS 12. The SDK offers full support for Grouped Notifications, Critical Alerts and Provisional Authorization, three new features that are meant to give users more granular control
eBay has introduced HeadGaze, a technology that allows users to control an iPhone through head motions. The technology uses Apple's ARKit and resulted in a test app that allows users to swipe through deals on eBay (HeadSwipe). eBay has open sourced the technology and posted on GitHub.
Bloomberg has launched Enterprise Access Point, a website that provides "ready-to-use" datasets which includes regulatory, pricing, and reference. The website also allows clients to use a RESTful API to programmatically retrieve complete and comprehensive data from Bloomberg's publishing platform.
Apple today announced three new iPhones and a pair of Apple Watches. This hardware will run the latest operating systems from Apple: iOS 12 for the iPhones and watchOS 5 for the Watch. Apple has put together a guide for developers to help them ensure their apps are prepared for the new devices.
Afinis, a membership-based standards organization, is looking to advance API standardization efforts across the financial services ecosystem through formal governance. This includes a platform for standardized API product discovery, application testing, and developer collaboration.
Google this week began to make its staged release feature available to Android developers. The idea behind this functionality is to let app writers seed their applications to a small number of users to ensure there are no bugs before a wider rollout to the entire installed base.
Here Mobility has launched its HERE Mobility SDK. The SDK aims to democratize the mobile ecosystem by offering developers access to mobility services and map & location services. The SDK was originally beta tested by a select group and then tested through various hackathons.
According to Nightwatch Cybersecurity a vulnerability was recently found in system broadcasts by Android OS that could expose information about a user’s device to any applications running on the device. Information about a user's Wi-Fi connection can be read and used for tracking purposes.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Financial, Messaging, and Insurance. Highlights include the Bestow API for life insurance quotes and sales, and several APIs for Barclays financial services and banking. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google Assistant and other apps are about to get better at controlling your favorite media players. Google this week added a verification testing framework to the Media Controller Test, a change that will let developers test media playback on Android smartphones and Android TV.
RapidRatings is opening up API access to its Financial Health Rating solution. The Risk Management API will enable third parties to pull and aggregate data to run risk scenarios with historical and live data at a scale not previously possible. The solution includes a suite of three APIs.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Validation, Email, Sustainability and Security. Also new to the directory is the official Clash Royale API and African bank-based Jenga API for payments integration. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
One of Kenya's largest banks, Equity Bank, made a huge advance in the fintech space with the launch of the Jenga Payment Gateway API. The API connects all parties in the financial ecosystem through API integration that enables account management, payment, charges, and much more.
The UK's FCA has required banks to participate in the API economy through its growing Open Banking Initiative. The FCA has made yet another use of APIs by requiring banks to report outages, service availability, helpline information, and complaints via APIs and/or a standard web format.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, PaaS, Finance, and Cryptocurrency. Featured APIs include a customer engagement platform for non-profits API from Jukko and MessageBird APIs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google has released the final, public version of Android P. The latest operating system will henceforth be known as Android 9 Pie (following Android 8 Oreo). The new platform gains APIs galore and Google wants developers to get to work optimizing their apps with the latest tools.
Nineteen APIs have been added to ProgrammableWeb in categories including Credit Cards, Messaging, and Gambling. Highlights include an API for issuing physical and virtual Stripe payment cards, and the Alexa Customer Profile API for retrieving Alexa customer contact information.
Square today announced the Square Reader SDK, a toolkit that will let Android and iOS developers design and deploy their own checkout experience for both sellers and buyers. The SDK makes it possible to run a custom UX on Square's hardware, opening up new possibilites for retail.