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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.
The API is at the heart of the technology of every connected person’s daily life. Mark O’Neill, research director at Gartner, presented some of the trends in the API industry at a recent APIDays conference. This article delves into them and how they affect the future of the tech industry as a whole.
One of the most distinguished features to come out of Apple’s last WWDC, is for third-party communications apps to be able to tap into the system level and allow users to interact with incoming calls on the same level of intimacy as regular phone calls. This article provides an overview how.
This past September, Dwolla launched its Same Day ACH Pilot Program which offers members advanced access to Same Day ACH. Yesterday Dwolla announced that Same Day ACH is now out of pilot and available to all approved Access API partners and Same Day ACH has been added to the Dwolla Access API.
Ozlo recently opened access to its AI platform to third parties via a suite of APIs. Ozlo's approach to AI goes beyond fact-based databases that answer user inquires with settled facts. Ozlo uses a probabilistic engine to provide more color to conversations and an enhanced user experience.
Dotloop has launched a new API for developers. The API will allow developers to integrate external real estate technology and transaction services with dotloop’s platform. More than 20 developer partners, MLSs and real estate brands are set to utilize the API.
Twenty Four APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Sports, Healthcare, Water, and Video. Highlights today include an API for eSports video gaming data and an API for Burner disposable phone number service. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Pantheon offers elastic hosting and a container-based Website management platform for Drupal and WordPress sites. This article looks at how Apigee, an API management company turned to Pantheon's Website Management Platform to ensure that its solutions were truly multitenant.