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MetLife announced today that it will expand its relationship with PlanSource by joining their Boost program, which offers a contemporary and enhanced benefits experience for HR teams and employees through automation, optimized benefits shopping, and real-time API integrations.
Over the past three months, as COVID-19 has proliferated, ProgrammableWeb has been tracking APIs that provide access to data related to the pandemic. The World Health Organization now reports that the virus has infected more than 4,000,000 people across more than 200 countries.
Planet Labs Inc., a provider of high-resolution imaging solutions via their SkySat satellite constellation, has announced plans to release a cloud-based dashboard and accompanying API. Partnering companies will be able to use the new tools to automate satellite imaging task requests.
Last week, Facebook announced its acquisition of Giphy. The Giphy team will become part of Instagram which has enjoyed API integration with Giphy for quite some time. The question becomes, how will app integrations outside of the Facebook family be impacted by the acquisition?
Since February, ProgrammableWeb has been following the COVID-19 outbreak. One question that has arisen is which APIs have gained the most traction with developers. By using our tracking capability, we are able to see the five COVID-19 related APIs that have attracted the most followers.
ConvertAPI is a web service used by software developers to convert Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, HTML documents, PDF files and numerous other formats. It has already performed over 1 trillion conversions for 6,000 companies since its launch in 2011.
What data formats do API developers turn to when building APIs? Is JSON the dominant format while XML is a relic of the past? What do the data formats tell us about modern APIs? This article looks at our directory data to see what data formats are the most popular choices among API providers.
Hyland has released new capabilities to its Document Filters product offering. Each release aims to add additional file formats – pursuing its goal of providing the most complete filtering toolkit that can process all the files an organization encounters in a typical day.
In this presentation of ProgrammableWeb's Developers Rock Podcast, David Berlind, editor in chief of ProgrammableWeb interviews Andrew Lawrence, director of product management at Commerce Cloud at Salesforce. Salesforce Commerce Cloud has launched a newly redesigned API developer portal.
In this edition of ProgrammableWeb's Developers Rock Podcast, ProgrammableWeb editor-in-chief David Berlind chats with Contentful VP Benjamin Keyser about the idea of an API-first "headless" content management system and what his company is doing to accelerate the developer path to "Hello API."
Instagram had previously reported that the company would deprecate the Legacy API platform on March 2nd, 2020. As that date approached Instagram was forced to delay the deprecation date until March 31, 2020, to provide developers the time needed to transition.
Even with today's open source technologies for applying artificial intelligence and machine learning, there are still some thorny challenges to getting both right. Especially at a reasonable cost to both the pocketbook and the planet. But API-led approaches might be able to ease the pain.
gRPC is an alternative architectural pattern to REST and GraphQL for providing and consuming APIs. It's becoming a popular way among many companies to create APIs intended to run at web-scale compared to the other architectures that often rely on data formatting standards such as JSON or XML.
The Google Cloud Vision API will no longer provide gender determination as part of its image analysis functionality. The announcement directly affects the ‘LABEL_DETECTION’ function of the API which prior to today would return labels such as ‘woman’ or ‘man’.
In this special presentation of ProgrammableWeb's Developers Rock Podcast from the Washington, DC-area API Meetup on Nov 5, 2019, calletime.ai co-founder Adam Becker shows attendees how he and his partner collaborated to stand-up an API endpoint in almost no time using three Amazon Web Services.
This segment of the Most Interesting APIs in 2019 includes all APIs encompassing Business and Productivity that made our list. We focus on APIs that streamline and improve business processes, and new technology that can be integrated that may transform how a company or organization does business.
Here are the APIs that piqued the interest of developers, readers, and our own researchers. APIs were chosen according to web traffic, social media mentions, picks from our API directory research team, and surging categories. These interesting APIs were all added to our directory during 2019.
Keesing Technologies, a provider of ID verification solutions that enable partners to prevent identity fraud in a variety of applications, has announced a new API that uses facial recognition software to enhance the company’s AuthentiScan products.
For over a decade, ProgrammableWeb has been unable to track multiple versions of an API. In the coming weeks, ProgrammableWeb will migrate to a new data model that addresses that shortcoming while also serving as the foundation for a powerful faceted API search feature as well as its own API.
Zenserp provides developers with search engine result page (SERP) data via APIs. The company claims that its APIs are designed to closely mimic human search behavior in an effort to provide the most useful data. Today Zenserp has announced a new image recognition API.