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Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Blockchain, Printing, B2B, and Transportation. Highlights include the BlockMarkets API which retrieves data about current and historical cryptocurrency. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
In 2016 Google released Quick, Draw!, a digital version of Pictionary that uses machine learning to guess what users are drawing in their browser. Google is now providing the entire data set behind this algorithm as an open source API, allowing developers to research the way people draw.
Amazon has largely rewritten its AWS SDK for Java. Although it is a rewrite from 1.11.x, Amazon used the same JVM so that developers don't have to migrate an entire product over to 2.x. Amazon focused on consistency, immutability, and ease of use in the rewrite. 2.x includes many requested features.
Cashplus continues to add to its Fintech API suite. Most recently, the company released its Payments API. The API enables small and medium sized business to initiate, approve, reject and submit payments from third party applications. The API can process thousands of transactions simultaneously.
Microservices, an approach where software can be broken into small, distinct components offers many advantages over monolithic architectures. But, they are not a catch all solution for your application. This article looks at when moving to a microservice approach may not be in your best interest.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Email, and Marketing. Highlights include some APIs for Capital One, an API for the Pine feed reader, and the ORY Oathkeeper API for authentication. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
BlockMarkets, provider of cryptocurrency market data, has announced a new API that will provide access to both real-time and historical cryptocurrency pricing. The company’s data set features over 500 assets in total, including leading cryptocurrencies, exchanges, and real-time USD spot rates.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Payments and Crowdsourcing. Highlights include an API that returns localized information such as city, currency, language and Risk Assessment Data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Microsoft has released a development kit for blockchain. The initial release extends the features of its Azure Blockchain Workbench and blockchain developer templates. It focuses on connecting interfaces, integrating data and systems, and deploying smart contracts and blockchain networks.
ZeroBounce, provider of email verification services, has announced the addition of a new API for bulk email validation. The new API is designed for users with frequent email validation needs, that would prefer to automate the entire process.
Tisane Labs has introduced an API to detect and classify abusive text content. The AI-powered service identifies such speech across 27 languages. Not only can the service pinpoint specific words, it can classify the type of abusive content for labeling, moderation, and prevention.
Zype has announced the release of video analytics APIs that allow users to create custom views around video stream hours, impressions, and devices used. The APIs aim to further the company’s vision of connecting content owners directly with their audiences.
Bitvore's Precision News artificial intelligence technology can scour unstructured data across news sources throughout the world. It can deliver information on material changes and metrics that analysts can use in decision making. Now, the AI can be integrated with third party applications.
Google's capabilities project looks to increase the interoperability of web and native apps. Typical local capabilities like file system access and idle detection are expected at the local level but don't translate well to the web. The Writable Files API is one aspect of the project.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently faced with the reality that their legacy system, one that processes 4% of the US GDP, needed to be modernized for a number of reasons. This is the story of what USDS is doing to address the situation and keep a mission critical system online.
Foldable phones are coming back. But, they won't be like the limited feature phones of the early 2000s. The new foldable phones will come with a robust set of smartphone features, and Google is preparing to make the foldable phone experience more robust than the current single screen environment.
Voltaire, an electronic cash exchange built for Bitcoin Cash has launched their first developer API. The API allows developer and traders alike to make programmatic calls to Voltaire’s Bitcoin/Bitcoin Cash market. Voltaire plans to open the API to more markets such as Ethereum, GUSD and Litecoin.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, Cryptocurrency and Spreadsheets. Featured today is an API for Insurance brokers to fetch data about policies and customers, and an API for sonar imaging. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
While we typically associate API trading with big brokerages or hedge funds running high-frequency arbitrage strategies, in reality, it's a broader market with many more opportunities for entry than most people think. API trading involves executing trades that are generally placed by an algorithm.
Google recently announced the beta release of three new AI features for the Google Cloud Video Intelligence API. With the addition of Text Detection, Object Tracking, and Speech Transcription, the API is now more capable of handling common video challenges.