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This week, Amazon announced Subscribe with Amazon. The offering is a subscription service for sellers of digital products and services. Through a series of APIs, subscription sellers can use Amazon infrastructure to offer products and services on monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis.
As announced earlier this year, Google officially retired the Hangouts API. As Hangouts is repositioned for enterprise use, the need for some of the social, consumer focused video features of the API are no longer a priority. Accordingly, the end of the API was first announced and now realized.
Apple recently announced a new API that allows third party websites and apps to embed Live Photos. Live Photos has been around since 2015; however, embedding Live Photos outside of a Mac or iOS environment has been somewhat challenging to date. The Live Photos API should alleviate that difficulty.
At its Unite developer conference this week, Shopify introduced its new Marketing Events API. The API allows market app developers to track marketing events directly within the Shopify ecosystem. Marketing apps have long been popular within Shopify's App Store, but tracking has been difficult.
Microsoft's Cognitive Services portfolio includes over 20 APIs, which remain in different stages of development. Yesterday, Microsoft announced three more Cognitive Services APIs for general availability. The Face API, Computer Vision API, and Content Moderator API are now GA.
Kaltura has released a new version of its Mobile Video Player SDK for Android and iOS that is leaner and loads faster than the previous version (2.0) Developers can use the Kaltura Mobile Video Player SDK to embed the Kaltura Mobile Video Player into Android and iOS applications.
Twenty-Four APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Air Travel, Security, and Accounting. One highlight today is an API from Google that can recognize and identify objects in video frames. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Facebook has released a Canvas API for Advertisers that can be used to create compelling canvas ads on Facebook. Advertisers can now create canvas components via API such as header, carousel, button, and text. Advertisers can add Canvas to any Facebook photo, video or carousel ad.
Twenty-two APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Genetics, Education, Passwords, Identity, Video, and Music. One highlight today is the IEX Trading API for creating stock trading applications. Here's a rundown of the latest additions for developers.
Twitter announced the Periscope Producer API, which will give third-party apps the ability to authenticate Periscope accounts and let people push live video from just about anywhere. The idea is to make it easier to share video from just about any device and reduce pain points for end users.
Recent reports indicate that Twitter will make significant announcements next week regarding its live streaming API. The company is expected to open the API to a select group of media companies. The move would allow such companies to directly stream live video to the Twitter platform.
Agora.io launched Agora Virtual Lenses: an SDK that allows video streaming providers to add stickers and filters to real-time video. With over 600 sets of stickers and a number of lenses and filters, Agora aims to augment any video experience in the same way Snapchat filters augment social media.
Google's Cloud Video Intelligence API makes it possible to scan and search videos for nearly anything thanks to machine learning. Google says the tool relies on a simple REST API that can peek at every single frame in videos hosted in Google Cloud Storage. It may alter content discovery in video.
Amazon has introduced a Door Lock API that allows internet-connected lock providers to enable their locks to lock and eventually unlock doors with Amazon Alexa. The Door Lock API is part of Amazon’s Alexa Skills Kit, a collection of APIs and tools that developers can use to add skills to Alexa.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Finance, Data Mining, and Artificial Intelligence. Highlights today include an API for automobile diagnostics and an API from NCI for cancer research clinical trials. Here's a look at what is new.
Microsoft has joined the likes of Google and Mozilla with its release of the WebRTC 1.0 API. The release enables real-time audio, video, chat, and file sharing across platforms and browsers. With the first release, Microsoft is focused on delivering RTC functionality in existing, legacy websites.
Vidyo has announced that Vidyo.io is now out of beta and generally available. Vidyo.io is a new Communications Platform-as-a-Service that enterprises and application developers can use to add multiparty video chat and collaboration capabilities to Web, mobile, and native applications.
Snapchat recently opened up its long-awaited API to creative agencies and ad tech companies. Top players in the ad industry are already jumping on the bandwagon and these early birds are getting plenty of attention, writes Lauren Johnson over at Adweek.
In recent history we have seen tech giants put out speech recognition APIs, allowing developers to integrate speech-to-text technology into their applications. Developer Daniel Janus puts three of the popular contenders through their paces over at Rebased.
Kanvas, the app that allows users to add creative elements to videos, has announced SDK that will enable third party apps to utilize its feature set. The SDK is available to developers for free and offers everything from filters, GIFs, overlays, and much more. The SDK is available cross-platform.