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In today's roundup we cover Google's work to bring the Activity Recognition Transition API to developers next year in order to power the Do Not Disturb mode when driving. We also look at proposed standards from the W3C and IFX Forum for an Indexed Database and open banking APIs.
WHOIS is a protocol, most often used for querying databases that store information about owners of various Internet resources. When WHOIS is combined with WhoAPI it can become a powerful tool. This article explains how to use WHOIS and offers a number of use cases for using WHOIS with the WhoAPI.
Google has launched Cloud Firestore a new, fully-managed NoSQL document database for building data-driven mobile and web apps at global scale. Key features include expressive querying, SDKs with offline data access, real-time data synchronization, and automatic, multi-region data replication.
The end of the week means that we bring you a review of the stories we couldn’t cover in the API economy. Included are a look at the real estate coding competition kicking off at RESO DataComp, a new Streaming API from GDAX and an update to SlashDB including new features for the API.
Ulster Bank has introduced a new banking open API and portal for developers. The Ulster Bank API allows third-party applications to access limited customer information, initially customer balance information and the last six transactions, upon request and consent of the customer.
ProPublica has extended the sunset date of the Sunlight Congress API so users will have more time to move their applications to the ProPublica Congress API. ProPublica took over the Sunlight Congress API this past November after Sunlight Foundation announced plans to shut down Sunlight Labs.
Open Banking has launched two API specifications; Accounts and Transaction Information and Payments Initiation. These API specifications will allow banking customers and small business to share their financial data with third-party applications, and will be live from January next year.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Databases, Blockchain and Marketing. Also new to the directory is an API for the Open Science Framework, which allows programmatic access to open source scientific research. Here's a look at the new additions.
It was only a matter of time before the idea of a free VPN started to get traction. There's one from Opera for Opera users (that only works on browser traffic). Now, there's another from ProtonMail. How long will it be before Google offers one? And what database should you be spending time with?
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Augmented Reality, Open Data, and Education. Today's highlights include the Facebook Thoughts API that provides developer access to thought-to-text functions. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
APS Financial, known innovator in the FinTech space, announced a new transaction API through its Cashplus entity. The API aims to streamline banking features specifically for the SME market. While the API is initially limited to existing APS partners, the API complies with open banking standards.
MuHu has opened up API access to its video intelligence platform. While MuHu had originally focused on the transportation industry, the company expects open access to the platform to benefit all industries. Video intelligence allows for apps and devices to respond to video input after integration.
MZ is best known for its mobile game hits (Game of War - Fire Age and Mobile Strike). In building a platform to support mobile game distribution to millions of concurrent users, MZ began the construction of a massively scalable live data platform. MZ has now opened to platform, Satori, at no cost.
Twenty Two APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including News Services, Location, Database, and Music. Highlights today include several APIs for using OpenStack open source software tools for cloud computing. Here's a look at the latest additions.
After a year-long retirement phase, Parse has officially shutdown. A popular Backend as a Service platform, Parse shot to fame in the developer community quickly after its founding in 2011. Facebook acquired Parse in 2013, but Facebook directed resources elsewhere starting in early 2016.
Realm, a mobile-first application development startup, recently announced the release of a new service tier. The Professional Edition aims to bridge the gap between the free developer-edition and the enterprise edition which had been previously offered.
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Big Data and Data Analytics APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
In 2005, GovTrack paved the way to open legislative data in a structured format. Through years of persistence, GovTrack prompted partner organizations and the government itself to open government data in formats and at a scale never seen before. Now, GovTrack passes its mission to other hands.
This is the introduction to our series What is The Green Button API initiative and How It Took OAuth To An Entirely New Level. This article will help you understand what the Green Button API Initiative is and how it came about. Green Button is part of the Obama Administration's My Data initiatives.
This is part 2 of our series on the Green Button API initiative. This article examines the architectural underpinnings, including the requirements and standards behind the initiative. The Green Button technology is based on existing standards that were assembled to meet the identified requirements.