The Latest News On The API Economy
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The recent experience of mapmaker RouteBuilder highlights one of the key issues that needs to be addressed when consuming APIs: how to manage the risk associated with an API becoming unavailable? Businesses consuming open APIs in their products need to take these risk management actions.
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.
With The AP releasing an updated version of its Elections API earlier this year, news organisations across the US now have faster access to elections race information. This led NPR and the NY Times to improve on their legacy FTP system by building a new API for accessing AP information faster.
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.
We've added 7 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb API directory in categories such as Games, News Services, and Weather. Here's a summary of what's new.
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Access to Google's unpublished Autocomplete API ends today.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Google will restrict access to an unofficial, unpublished Autocomplete API that developers have used to integrate autocomplete search functionality within their own applications.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 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.
Multiple APIs from AlchemyAPI have been added to the directory, as well as more Yandex APIs, and libraries for Expedia and Vine. Here's a summary of what's been added.