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Ping Identity announced a public preview of its PingOne for Customers. The platform allows developers to offload the growing number of identity services to Ping Identity, instead of managing such services on their own. Current services include registration, login, profile management, and more.
Carroll Publishing, a government contact data-delivery service, recently published the GovSearch API, exposing the company’s directory of over 260K government contacts. The database includes contacts from over 40,000 government agencies.
In aggregate, the organizations around the world that directly or indirectly monetize their APIs form the basis of what the media often calls the “API Economy.” As a subset of the total global economy, the API economy is responsible for the exchange of trillions of dollars of value annually.
Xero, the small business platform, recently announced the coming launch of its open banking API, aimed at enabling banks, fintechs and financial institutions to offer their customers faster access to bank feeds. The API will let businesses import data in near real-time via direct bank feeds.
Google announced the release of the Google My Business API v4.3 with new functionality such as the ability to read and respond to questions and answers from customers, bulk-read reviews, see unclaimed locations that Google thinks you may own, report issues with GoogleLocations results and more.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Podcasts, Location, and Machine Learning. Featured today is the GitHub Security Advisory API, two APIs for Mapfit, and an API for obtaining FEMA flood zone data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
NovoPayment, provider of digital financial services, recently announced various upgrades to their developer hub that includes new APIs and enterprise customer functionality. The new APIs include back-end integration providing functionality from partners that include Visa, Facebook, and LexisNexis.
Amazon has spent over 20 years building AI that has made it become the most dominant retailer in history. Now, Amazon is bringing that AI to third parties through an API. Amazon Personalize allows contextual personalization and recommendations through the AWS SDK or the AWS console.
Attackers know that API calls originating from inside an app are a blueprint for the infrastructure inside your data center. Further, they can use those same API calls to hide their malicious purposes, like a Trojan horse ready to slip through the front door. Apps are the new emerging threat vector.
Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Chat and Funding. One highlight is an API that provides programmatic access to a huge database of nutritional information for ingredients and products. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Findaspot, a geolocation services company based in Los Angeles, recently announced the release of their flagship service and corresponding API. The service hopes to aid groups in finding a place to meet that is convenient for all parties.
CARDFREE has opened its order-ahead API for third party integration. Third parties can include order-ahead and payment processing in their existing apps that include support for complex menus, upselling/cross-selling, combinations and much more. The API works seamless on mobile and web.
Kyber created an on-chain liquidity protocol so that any app can exchange value through decentralized tokens using cryptocurrencies of choice. Now, Kyber is providing API access to this protocol so that developers without smart contract experience can leverage the on-chain liquidity protocol.
The ripple effects of regulation such as the EU's PSD2 and Open Banking initiatives in the UK and APAC, designed to stimulate increased competition in banking, are being felt worldwide. But what do these changes mean in practice for developers seeking to build fintech apps to work with bank APIs?
Apple has made a new commitment to women leaders. The company this week announced Entrepreneur Camp, a technology lab meant to assist women app developers and women founders and co-founders. If your female-led company or development team has a working prototype, Apple may have a slot for you.
The United States Postal Service confirmed recently that they have patched an API issue which exposed the account details for up to 60 million users. Additionally, in some cases, the vulnerability could have allowed hackers to modify other users’ account details.
Datadog has expanded its platform to include API and endpoint performance monitoring. The new service, Synthetics, sends simulated API requests to the monitored API and returns data to the administrator. The data gives an idea of what an API user witnesses when consuming a particular API.
This week Amazon announced the general availability of the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit. The SDK was designed to bring Alexa to Bluetooth devices including headphones, headsets and wearables. Alexa capabilities and any of thousands of Alexa Skills are available for integration into said devices.
Five APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories Currency, Transportation, and Location. Highlights include an API for cannabis data retrieval and an API for locating application users down to the geocoordinates. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Franco-Dutch airline carrier Air France-KLM recently unveiled a new API that will power an online freight-booking tool. The API is the latest result of a three-year process to modernize the carriers’ legacy system, some of which date back to the 1980s. Related: How the USDS is