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Yelp added GraphQL support for its Fusion API. GraphQL, a graph query language, allows developers to request specific data in a single query, rather than multiple API calls through the API. GraphQL is currently in Beta. To use with Yelp, developers need to join Yelp's new Developer Beta Program.
Subscription billing service provider Recurly launched v2.5 of its API. The latest version includes new endpoints and a variety of new attributes for both the request and response side. All new features gives developers more flexibility in sorting through subscription and transaction data.
APS Financial, known innovator in the FinTech space, announced a new transaction API through its Cashplus entity. The API aims to streamline banking features specifically for the SME market. While the API is initially limited to existing APS partners, the API complies with open banking standards.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Email and Games. Featured today are APIs from Split for deploying targeted software rollouts and from Mailsac for testing email services. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
IBM has announced that new capabilities have been added to IBM Bluemix OpenWhisk including a new API Gateway and automatic configuration of external endpoints. The new capabilities aim to make it easier and more secure for developers to connect event-driven programming with outside data and systems.
MuHu has opened up API access to its video intelligence platform. While MuHu had originally focused on the transportation industry, the company expects open access to the platform to benefit all industries. Video intelligence allows for apps and devices to respond to video input after integration.
Twilio made its Programmable Video SDKs generally available. In addition to its GA versions of its video SDKs, Twilio launched a new REST API for Programmable Video. While thousands of apps have already utilized Twilio's video capability, Twilio says the tools are now production ready.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including email, Telephony, and Fitness. Highlights today include APIs for Google Fit fitness applications and an API for promoting efficient app energy usage. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
This week, Amazon announced Subscribe with Amazon. The offering is a subscription service for sellers of digital products and services. Through a series of APIs, subscription sellers can use Amazon infrastructure to offer products and services on monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis.
As announced earlier this year, Google officially retired the Hangouts API. As Hangouts is repositioned for enterprise use, the need for some of the social, consumer focused video features of the API are no longer a priority. Accordingly, the end of the API was first announced and now realized.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Music, Healthcare, and Air Travel. Highlights today include an API for the online music composition platform, Flat.io, and an API for PayPal button management. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
The W3C recently celebrated the second anniversary of its open, free online course platform. Of the many victories associated with the platform, W3C announced a new Certificate program through the platform for front-end developers. The certificate is in partnership with Harvard and MIT-founded edX.
Facebook has launched a beta version of its Thoughts API. The API is part of a larger collaborative project between Facebook and various scientists and engineers who are focused on typing directly from thoughts. The project goal is to achieve 100 words per minute directly from the brain.
Apple recently announced a new API that allows third party websites and apps to embed Live Photos. Live Photos has been around since 2015; however, embedding Live Photos outside of a Mac or iOS environment has been somewhat challenging to date. The Live Photos API should alleviate that difficulty.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Statistics, and WebRTC. Highlights include the PrexView API for converting data to readable formats and the simple-to-implement TalkJS API for chat function. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Twenty-seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Compliance, Air Travel, and Music. Highlights include several APIs for Cisco's IoT services and several for Immaga Technologies image management services. Here's a rundown what is new.
At its Unite developer conference this week, Shopify introduced its new Marketing Events API. The API allows market app developers to track marketing events directly within the Shopify ecosystem. Marketing apps have long been popular within Shopify's App Store, but tracking has been difficult.
Microsoft's Cognitive Services portfolio includes over 20 APIs, which remain in different stages of development. Yesterday, Microsoft announced three more Cognitive Services APIs for general availability. The Face API, Computer Vision API, and Content Moderator API are now GA.
Leading communications platform as a service (CPaaS) provider, TeleSign, opened a new self-service portal for access to its APIs and SDKs. While the CPaaS market is booming, more access to TeleSign cloud-based communications services should help attract innovation within the TeleSign ecosystem.
Google further expanded its potential to become a virtual reality platform with expanded WebVR support to Cardboard. Prior to the announcement, Google limited WebVR support to Daydream-ready phones. Through the use of WebVR, Google encourages developers with cross-platform opportunities.