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Graphcool has extended its API via a new function: resolver. The resolver function extends the Grapcool API to 3rd party APIs and microservices. Graphcool pitches the function as one of its most powerful tools and expects it to simply integration with authentication services and third party APIs.
Google has launched Cloud Firestore a new, fully-managed NoSQL document database for building data-driven mobile and web apps at global scale. Key features include expressive querying, SDKs with offline data access, real-time data synchronization, and automatic, multi-region data replication.
TRX Systems' 3D "Indoor GPS" Solutions Guide First Responders In Lethal Situations (includes podcast)
Largely in response to learnings from terrorism-related events, there's a new protocol for first responders that involves their entry into buildings before they're fully cleared of any danger. Commanding a situation like that requires GPS-like 3D indoor mapping technology where no GPS exists.
In order for APIs to deliver on a myriad of benefits and objectives, organizations must design them with scale in mind. However, the need to build high-performing APIs that scale with the business ecosystem is pressuring many development teams to build APIs that may be restricting business growth.
Oracle has expanded its Oracle Cloud Platform to include blockchain services. The Blockchain Cloud Service allows users to leverage Blockchain technology to share data and conduct transactions. Adding Blockchain services to third party apps is simple through Oracle APIs and SDKs.
As data has become more vital to core business functions, it's also become more decentralized. For developers facing integration challenges, using drivers for integration represents a logical step-up when seeking to simplify architectural complexity and build connected applications more quickly.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Writing, Animation, and Financial. Featured APIs today include two APIs for retrieving cryptocurrency data, an API for analyzing ad blocking repercussions, and an API for finding parking spots.
Microsoft has launched the Bing Maps Distance Matrix API which returns the travel times and distances between a set of origins and destinations. The API can be used in applications to solve the Traveling Salesman Problem and Vehicle Routing Problem returning the best route for a set of locations.
On Wednesday, Amazon announced that it has updated the Alexa Smart Home Skill API to support new experiences it has added to its Alexa devices. The new experiences include Routines, which allow customers to control multiple devices using a single voice command, as well as new Groups functionality.
After a year plus deprecation period and one extension to the official cutoff date, Dropbox has officially retired the Dropbox API v1. v2 has been live for quite some time and Dropbox has been promoting its consistency, simplicity, and scalability to entice developers to move to the new platform.
Handling API calls in the cloud with a service like AWS Lambda is one of the latest ways enterprises try to save on resources. In theory, you can save a ton of money. But be careful. Costs for API calls can mount up, sometimes leaving you with a cloud computing bill ten times the size you expected.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Video, and Compliance. Highlights today include an API for retrieving financial data from regulatory resources and an API for detecting sentiment in customers written interactions.
Whether you're leading your decades-old organization through a digital transformation or you're a developer plotting out your career path, you'd better get to know and understand the new breed of developer. She or he is not just a software engineer, s/he's a businessperson too (includes a podcast)
Flashpoint announced the fourth version of its business risk intelligence API. The latest feature added to the API is Risk Intelligence Observables (RIOs), which the company contends move beyond traditional security indicators. A number of Flashpoint partners have already utilized v4.
Readme.io, a service that greatly simplifies the process of documenting technologies like APIs, is taking its popularity with API providers to the next level in a new offering called Build. Working off that tradition of simplicity, Build simplifies the design, provisioning and consumption of APIs.
GLEIF has announced the launch of its Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) Look-Up API which provides access to the organization’s complete LEI data pool in real time. The LEI is a 20-digit, alpha-numeric code that helps identify legal entities that participate in financial transactions.
Compliance.ai has launched a new developer portal that provides an API, documentation, code samples, and other tools developers can use to build applications integrated with financial regulation data. Sources of information include federal and state agencies, regulatory publications, and more.
As part of the series on getting the most ROI out of your API, this case study shows how Intercom grew its developer program by tracking key indicators across a range of business goals — platform reach, developer engagement, financial impact — that aligned with their API strategy and business plan.
Deciding what metrics matter depends on the overall strategy goals and business model that aligns with your APIs. This is why defining the business model was one of the first steps in your decision series. Now we need to make sure our evaluation framework matches back up to what we set out to do.
Our series on getting the most ROI out of your API has looked at the business and technical decisions to make when building your API strategy. We've also made decisions around how to engage with developers and build a developer community. A key aspect to this involves creating a developer portal.