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DropBuddies, the Postmates of Nigeria, launched an API that allows local businesses to include courier services directly within their apps. Without leaving the integrated business' app, users get a delivery quote, ETA, and book a delivery. Once booked, users can track shipments through delivery.
Heroku's app webhooks offering is now generally available for all Heroku users. App webhooks allows users to automatically send notifications to developers in the event of specified occurrences. Whether communication is through a bot, dashboard, or otherwise, app webhooks can power communications.
Working with numerous third party APIs can be a headache. Damon Swayn of InSite should know. The InSite team has integrated countless APIs for its clients’ CRMs into its platform. Damon over at his Medium blog gives you the top four lessons he and his team have learned.
... or majority judgement.The API allows for management of polls and users, real time results, graphical results, veto system, and more. Each voter gets a unique identifier for casting or modifying their votes. The API is listed under the Voting category. See ProgrammableWeb 's complete list of Voting APIs . Image: Open Agora ...
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Mapping, Search, PaaS, and Education. Highlighted today is an API for managing, editing, and delivering images from Amend Cloud and APIs from DigitalGlobe for accessing Earth satellite imagery.
Continuing our series on push technologies, part three looks at WebSockets and how they are appropriate for when you need a server-to-client real time interactive exchange. Part three discusses what you can do with WebSockets and how it differs from other push technologies.
... This process occurs in three steps. First, the subscriber polls the publisher for a topic as usual using a protocol such as RSS or Atom. Second, the publisher responds with a specially formatted message that includes two HTTP link headers, which look like this: Link:
The hub URL is the ...
Jason Harmon, head of APIs at engaging forms tool Typeform, recently gave a talk on three common API design mistakes and how to deal with them. Included are the use of HTTP POST versus GET, compressing APIs that poll a lot and using group calls to take advantage of common chains of calls.
Webhooks have been one of the top requested features by Intuit developers, as apps that integrate with QuickBooks Online need to respond swiftly to current data as that data becomes available. This article explains what Webhooks are and how to configure them for your QuickBooks Online app
... misuse of an e-commerce API is when a merchant constantly polls the application with a GET request, as shown below: This is not an efficient way to integrate with Recurly! It’s a very resource-intensive workflow, and these constant queries for information cause several problems, not the least of which is the merchant will quickly hit their ...
... in Mixmax. This includes access to messages, availability, polls, snippets and more. The Mixmax REST API is also listed under the Email category. Proximus is a telecom and mobile communications company based in Belgium. Proximus EnCo is a developer platform focused on APIs for telecom, IoT, BigData, and more. We've added some APIs from EnCo to ...
Webhooks offer a far more efficient way to monitor changes to an endpoint than traditional polling. In this recent article on InfoWorld, Mark Geene discusses the technology and highlights three commercial implementations that put it to good use to improve the customer experience.
... The BigBlueButton API can be used to integrate chat, polls, emojis, playback, whiteboard, desktop sharing, WebRTC, presentations, and Web cams into online learning services. The API is listed under the Education category. See ProgrammableWeb 's complete list of Education APIs . Integrate learning applications with WebRTC from ...
... is a bot provider that allows users to create and execute polls through a bot and integrate with Slack. Documentation of the API is not available to the public so interested developers can contact Polly for details. Line is a voice and video call, messaging, and chat application. The Line Bot REST API allows developers to build, manage, ...
Twitter has announced major changes that will alter the way the company calculates 140 characters. Certain attachments, URLs, and handles will no longer count towards the character limit. Changes will allow users to use more words, and developers must prepare for the upcoming changes.
According to the second annual IoT Developer Survey, security is the top concern of IoT developers. The survey, which polled 528 IoT developers, was conducted by the Eclipse IoT Working Group in partnership with the IEEE IoT and the AGILE-IoT research project and identified key IoT trends.
... Build It?" SurveyRock can create surveys or polls, analyze results, and export feedback to a spreadsheet. The SurveyRock API allows developers to access a user's surveys, distributors, respondents data and results. We've listed this API under Surveys . See ProgrammableWeb 's complete list of Surveys APIs . CityGro ...
... wild for a minute, I'm picturing a cloud-based proxy that polls a thing's Java API to read one of its GPIOs , transforming the results into data that's developer-accessible via an HTTP-based API (RESTful, or not). Such a cloud-based proxy is one of the prevailing architectural models for addressing "things" that are too underpowered to be ...
Cloud orchestration platform provider Engine Yard has released a new "Core API" that will eventually replace its existing API. The new API has been used internally by the company and reached a level of maturity and stability that made the company comfortable making it available to customers.
AdWords Scripts gives developers a powerful tool for automating the management and reporting of AdWords campaigns from an embedded IDE within the AdWords UI. This tutorial teaches followers how to build an API wrapper for making calls to an external API, in this case, the HuffPost Pollster API.