The Latest News On The API Economy
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One of the more interesting views given by the directory is a look at what sectors are seeing the most growth in APIs. The directory data model allows for one primary category as well as multiple secondary categories and in this article we take a look at which categories are most represented.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Engagement, Chat, and Jobs. Highlights today include an API that can enable apps to monitor air quality and an API that can enable apps to count people. Here's a look at what is new.
This year, Hayo will start shipping its smart home device: a device that turns regular household items into virtual remote controls. Developers will be especially excited to learn that Hayo will include a developer API that enables the device to trigger actions within third party apps.
Developers are often asked to add eSignature capabilities to apps they are building. DocuSigning contracts in digital document form is the common way to do this, but contracts can be executed by email, SMS, click-through, and more. This article shows you how this can be done with the PactSafe API.
ProPublica has introduced a new application and API that provide access to healthcare provider information such as how much providers were paid for their services, payments providers received from drug and device companies, and types of drugs prescribed by healthcare providers.
Agora.io launched Agora Virtual Lenses: an SDK that allows video streaming providers to add stickers and filters to real-time video. With over 600 sets of stickers and a number of lenses and filters, Agora aims to augment any video experience in the same way Snapchat filters augment social media.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Artificial Intelligence, Images, and Customer Service. Highlights today include a API that performs image transcription in real time and and API for malware detection. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Platforms as Services (PaaS) are garnering a lot of attention from developers and enterprises these days for a lot of reasons. Knowing that language flexibility is core to PaaS success, Google has the most popular languages covered in Google App Engine now that it has added support for .NET and PHP.
The ProgrammableWeb directory eclipsed the 17,000-API mark in the first quarter of 2017 and this milestone gives us a chance to look at what the data can tell us about the API economy. This article, the first in a series of looks into our directory data, examines the overall API growth trend.
As business computing migrates to SaaS applications, developers must address the problem of the data silos the software creates. APIs let you move data in and out of these online applications but, they present a new set of problems: managing data in several applications using several APIs.
A researcher has found a vulnerability in the latest version of reCAPTCHA that could let spambots bypass reCAPTCHA fields across millions of sites. The developer has a script that uses Google’s speech recognition API to solve audio challenges associated with the latest version of reCAPTCHA.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Finance, Location, Security and Education. Featured today the Voysis API that gives voice-enabled applications natural language instruction and brand search and discovery abilities. Here's a rundown of what is new.
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.
Identity management platform provider Okta has acquired Stormpath, a user management API provider. Now developers using Stormpath APIs and SDKs have until 8/17/2017 to migrate to Okta or another identity management platform. The acquisition of Stormpath demonstrates the risk of using startup APIs.
Tesla's backbone API suffered a 20 hour outage earlier this week that left the company's keyless driving feature and mobile app monitoring unavailable. While the outage represented more of an inconvenience than a devastation, the vulnerability highlighted the dangers of an API-driven auto market.
When Apple open-sourced Swift, developers saw a greater potential for the language than mere client-side iOS development. The community envisioned a language that could become more universal and cross-platform, evidenced by the emergence of server-side Swift powered by the Vapor Web Framework.
Building on last year's launch of the Lyft API, Lyft has announced a Dispatch Developer Program that allows riders to use Lyft's on-demand transportation network without a Lyft account. Third party business' manage the Lyft account, and own the end user experience through an existing relationship.
Google's Cloud Video Intelligence API makes it possible to scan and search videos for nearly anything thanks to machine learning. Google says the tool relies on a simple REST API that can peek at every single frame in videos hosted in Google Cloud Storage. It may alter content discovery in video.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Logistics, Tourism, and Natural Language Processing. Highlights today include APIs for UK postal service Royal Mail and an API from Google for detecting internet trolls. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
CORS is a security mechanism that allows a Web page from one domain to access a resource from a different origin. This article provides an in-depth guide to Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) for REST APIs, on how CORS works, and common pitfalls especially around security.