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Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Bitcoin, Food, Music, and eCommerce. Featured today are an API for enhancing baby care apps, an API for bike sharing services, and an API for retrieving hiking trails data. Here's a rundown of what is new.
The insurance industry, one traditionally very apprehensive of technological innovation is now seeing the need for an enhanced digital experience for its business technology consumers. APIs are seen as a technology that can help the industry in a number of ways that are explained in this article.
As many carriers begin to block burst SMS campaigns from short codes and toll free numbers, Bandwidth is empowering businesses with the ability to perform burst campaigns from local numbers. Using 10DLC SMS routes, Bandwidth has introduced its Local A2P API to build trust through local numbers.
Facebook has come under fire for what the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and others are calling a gross abuse of data collected to facilitate two-factor authentication (2FA). The problem: Facebook is using phone numbers it collects for 2FA for other purposes that are not clear to users.
Call of Duty gamers that track their stats through third party stat tracking apps aren't pleased with a recent API update. For the time being, third party apps cannot track stats through the Call of Duty API. Activision intends to turn stat tracking back on, but needs to make privacy changes first.
Despite the recent privacy snafus from some social media platforms, developers are just as interested in creating social applications as they ever were. Here we take a look at some the social APIs in ProgrammableWeb's directory that get the most traffic, and what developers can do with them.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Sports, Identity, Privacy, Statistics, and Rewards. One highlight today is the ShotTracker API which utilizes IoT sensors to provide real-time basketball stats. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google this week made Coral available to developers as a public beta. Google built Coral to boost the presence of on-device artificial intelligence. Making the AI calculations possible on a local, rather than server, level eliminates latency and improves the turn-around time for results.
The Linux Foundation's Automotive Grade Linux project is an open source project aiming to build an industry standard for infotainment and telematics. The project has released its latest version, Unified Code Base 7.0. The new release moves the project closer to speech-enabling all vehicle apps.
Last week, Microsoft announced that it is shuttering Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health Dashboard apps and services effective May 31. Band users will be able to export their data before that date, and some active users will be eligible to receive a refund for their troubles.
A preview version of TensorFlow 2.0 has been expected for a number of months. The alpha preview release is now available. Google announced its release at the TensorFlow Dev Summit 2019. The focus of the latest release is ease of use, simplicity, and accessibility for developers.
Traders have the opportunity to leverage the value of big data with their trading strategies. Most traders are accustomed to looking at price data to generate signals, however non-traditional sources of data can also be used to identify opportunities and eliminate inefficiencies.
The W3C and FIDO Alliance have been at work developing their Web Authentication specification. The specification uses biometrics, mobile devices, and FIDO security keys instead of standalone passwords for logins. While already supported by most major browsers, the spec is now an official standard.
Nineteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Dictionary, Holidays, and Non-Profit. Featured today is the Google Trusted Types API to aid in preventing cross-site scripting attacks. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google has been at work on its replacement for the AdWords API. The Google Ads API is a more modern API that will soon have all features from the AdWords API and more. The new API just moved from beta to production ready. The beta version will sunset at the end of April 2019.
Payments NZ, an organization charged with payments governance in New Zealand, has released its first two API standards. The Payment Initiation specification and the Account Information specification were both piloted by major NZ banks and API providers. Version 1 of both are now available.
This week Microsoft announced its updates for the month of February to its Cognitive Services Speech SDK, currently in version 1.3. Included in the update is the selection of the desired input microphone by using the AudioConfig class, beta support for Unity and new sample code.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Travel, Referrals, Lyrics, and Books. Highlights include a geofencing API from TomTom, an API for blockchain news aggregation, and an API for bird data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
CannaTrac, a provider of a cashless payment solution for cannabis dispensaries and retailers, has announced the launch of an API that allows third-parties to integrate with its offering. The company says that the API will make it easier for third parties to add support for its CannaCard.
Last week, a remote code execution vulnerability was discovered in Drupal's core code. After uncovering and starting its mitigation efforts, Drupal reported mass exploits in the wild. The company published fixes in the most recent versions and suggests that developers upgrade to the latest version.