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Fitbit has launched version 3.0 of its SDK, and it includes a lot of new developer tools. The SDK includes four new APIs that developers can use to build new experiences and better collect, distribute, and use data created by Fitbit smartwatches. 3.0 supports Versa and Ionic models.
Box has announced the general availability of Box Skills Kit, a framework for AI integration that provides developers with powerful ways to use AI to analyze and enhance users content on Box. The company also announced partnerships that aim to simplify the design and implementation of Box Skills.
Arrivdeo has introduced an API that hopes to make hotels better hosts. With the Arrivdeo API, hotels can deliver local guides and content through various points of contact (e.g. apps, emails, websites, staff training, etc.). Arrivdeo includes personalized neighborhood guides for over 250 cities.
This article offers an introduction ipapi, a service that provides information about your website's visitors based on their IP address. Using the service, you can determine the customer's location, timezone, default language and currency and details about their network's organizational identity.
Cloudflare, internet performance and security provider, announced early access to Traffic Acceleration was being added to its Cloudflare Mobile SDK. The traffic acceleration technology aims to address network throughput for mobile apps, increasing performance beyond what would be seen with TCP.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Blockchain, Location, and File-Sharing. Featured is an API from the US Department of Veterans Affairs for Veteran health data, and an API that tracks user location using artificial intelligence.
In yet another blunder, Facebook announced today that a bug in one of their APIs allowed third-party apps to access the private images of up to 6.8 million users. From September 13 to September 25, over 1,500 apps had access to photos that users never authorized.
Amazon just announced the ability to arm and disarm home security systems with Alexa. The Alexa Security Panel Controller API enables developers to connect Alexa with security systems so homeowners can arm and disarm their systems without visiting the security panel, and the API supports pins.
ChainFront has announced the release of new public APIs and a developer portal. With the launch of these new APIs, ChainFront is helping developers build applications that require blockchain integration by handling the tasks of backing up keys and keeping track of on-device wallets.
Application developers have integrated helpful bots and scripts into chat apps. However, there is one channel, with the greatest number of users, no one has been able to reach: simple SMS. This article shows you how the Bandwith messaging API allows developer to integrate with group message chats.
Twenty-three APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Accounting, Education, and Feedback. Highlights include APIs from Xero small business accounting service and an API that predicts the effects of climage change on businesses. Here's a look at the what is new.
Kong, the API platform formerly known as Mashape, recently announced the launch of Kong Cloud. This new service targets organizations that want the API Management capabilities of Kong Enterprise, but don't want the burden of managing the software itself.
Just two months after Google announced its intention to retire the consumer version of Goolge+, the company has reported another vulnerability and expedited the shutdown. Instead of August of 2019, Google will retire the service in April 2019. Google+ APIs will be shut down in the next 90 days.
Many traders seek automation but don't have the coding experience to program a system by hand. However, many modern platforms bridge the gap between programmer and trader without requiring the user to code. This article will briefly introduce some of these solutions and explain how to get started.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs has announced its first Health API. The Health API adds to VA's growing suite of APIs as the agency looks to become more technology driven and API-first. The Health API will help Veterans gain better access to and control over their private health data.
In this last installment of our series "The End of the API Economy As We Know It" we look at how DataSift had their licensing agreement with Twitter unexpectedly terminated. This story details how DataSift coped with the setback and provides lessons for any company that relies on third-party APIs.
Google wants your augmented reality environment to look good. They key to AR's magic, says Google, is the way it merges the real with the unreal. In order to truly transport users into a new experience, objects and spaces need to look as real as possible. That's why it updated ARCore and Sceneform.
Microsoft is moving to an open source development strategy for its Edge web browser. Not only will further development rely on contributions from open source developers, Microsoft will start contributing to the core codebase that was created by Google, and continues to be the core of Google Chrome.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Mapping, Transportation, Financial, Transportation, and Nature. Featured today is an API from Shufti for identity verification via face image or document. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.