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GuideStar has recently announced significant upgrades to two of its APIs. The company’s Essentials and Premier APIs have received new capabilities that range from filtering nonprofits based on their standing with the US IRS, to demographic data that nonprofits have shared about their boards.
Facebook is once again under fire in the press after the Wall Street Journal published a report detailing how a number of popular apps are sharing data with the social network's analytics platform through its SDK. In some cases, sensitive health data related to health was being shared.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Blockchain, Events, Transcription, and Sports. One highlight is the Europeana Record API for retrieving data about Europe's art and historical artefacts. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
The Autosuggest feature of the Bing Maps API now includes business suggestions from eight new countries. The feature prompts users with suggestions for intersections, location, businesses, and more. The new countries include Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, and Spain.
Google has introduced an SDK that allows the direct connection of microcontroller-class devices directly to the Google Cloud IoT platform. The Cloud IoT platform is designed to simplify the connecting, provisioning, and management of IoT devices. The SDK support many third party environments.
Google today released Flutter 1.2, what it calls the first "feature release" for the software repo. Flutter first made its debut at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February 2018. Google later released the 1.0 version of Flutter in December 2018, so it's nice to see a feature release so soon.
Google has apparently backtracked on the idea of allowing third-party messaging apps to access RCS on Android phones. Though RCS is a public specification, APIs are needed to connect messaging apps to the RCS protocols employed by wireless network operators. No API means no RCS for outside apps.
Verizon Media has developed a number of ad networks and monetization assets over the years. With a new Verizon Ads SDK, Verizon Media is looking to consolidate all of its monetization assets under a single SDK. The SDK allows for developer choice and easy integration with future opportunities.
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PayJoy, a provider of pay-as-you-go smartphone financing, announced today global availability of its patented Lock API. The API allows PayJoy's lending partners to secure financing with compatible smartphones and allows finance companies to turn the lock on and off programmatically.
Google has announced updates to its Cloud Speech to Text and Text to Speech APIs that include additional languages, voices, and more affordable pricing models. The goal of these updates is to help developers build better intelligent voice applications and make the products more widely available.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Banking, Printing, and Dashboards. Highlights include a new API from Eagle Eye Networks for managing camera settings to build video surveillance products. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google is adjusting its annual security push in order to protect end users and improve the experience of using Android devices. That's why Google has set a new schedule for developers in which it asks them to build their apps for Android 9 Pie starting in August. A firm deadline is set for November.
TazWorks has made a name for itself as a background screening technology provider. It is bolstering its portfolio with the release of the CreditConnect API. The API allows users to share and monitor credit information. TazWorks has partnered with Experian for the credit reporting features.
TIBCO Software Inc. recently announced the release of a retooled version of the company’s Mashery API management solution. This new cloud-native release is designed for containerized private cloud and public Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environments.
Apple has big plans for its core platform and biggest moneymaker. According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple is preparing to combine the apps that run on its iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers. The idea is to make it easier for application developers to create apps that run on all Apple devices.
In its latest iOS update, Shazam has removed support for almost all third party SDKs. Some SDKs were removed in the latest Android update, but not nearly to the extent of the iOS move. Shazam was acquired by Apple last year, and Apple shies away from third party SDKs in general.
WHOIS API, Inc. announces the launch of IP Geolocation API and IP Geolocation Database. Designed as complementary services, the tools enable users to identify the location of website visitors’ IP addresses down to the latitude and longitude, time zone, country, city, and ZIP code.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Documents, Gambling, and Sentiment. Today's highlights include an API for automating forms in applications, and an API for adding digital waiver functions to apps. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Roughly a year after Elastic Beam launched a machine-learning driven API security solution, Ping Identity stepped-in, acquired the startup, and folded it into its portfolio as the Ping Intelligence Business Unit. With dust from that marriage having settled, Ping's Jason Bonds gives us an update.