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Google said it will follow through on plans announced in 2011 to deprecate several search-related APIs. The company already has a replacement in place for the soon-to-be-defunct APIs. The replacement will help developers add select search functions to their Android mobile apps.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Natural Language Processing, Search, and Payments. Featured today is the Google Knowledge Graph API, which replaces the Freebase API. Here, we summarize the new additions and how they can assist developers.
We have added six APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in such categories as Translation, Recognition, Email and File Sharing. Also recently added were several SDKs for DreamFactory API platform and what3words location pinpoint service. Here's a rundown of the new additions.
SoundHound's Hound app allows users to ask complex questions and get an accurate answer really fast. The app combines voice recognition and language understanding functionality to achieve this. The Houndify API allows developers to integrate it in to their own apps and hardware creations.
Google's App Indexing API sits at the core of Google's ability to retrieve data from web apps. With more information available, Google provides a rankings boost for use of the API.
Twitter has announced stylistic changes to its Tweet and Follow buttons. The API changes associated could affect developers tracking shared Tweets.
Google has announced the pending termination of CSV download scripts. Last month, Google announced the Search Analytics API, which will take the downloads scripts place.
The new Bing-related API from Microsoft will let developers integrate Bing search directly into their own apps, which touts the benefit of keeping users engaged.
Access to Google's unpublished Autocomplete API ends today. Google announced the end of such API access in July. Google CSE serves as the alternative moving forward.
Google will restrict access to an unofficial, unpublished Autocomplete API that developers have used to integrate autocomplete search functionality within their own applications.
We've added several APIs to the directory today in Tools, Email, and Translation categories, among others. Also added were client libraries for Google Distance Matrix API.
SpeechTrans is an advanced universal translator service that allows for instant communication in more than 44 languages, with no need for an interpreter.
We've added 6 APIs to the directory today in categories such as CRM, Advertising, and Translation. Also new are source code samples for Google Custom Search API and Yelp APIs.
We've added 3 APIs to the directory today in the Contacts, Payments, and Search categories as well as client libraries for RingCaptcha authentication services and eBay.
We've added 10 APIs to the directory today in Travel, Government, and Real Estate categories, among others. Also new are Ruby and Python libraries for ActiveCampaign email API.
API search-as-a-service product Algolia has secured more investment, which it aims to spend on making search a UX-driven experience.