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This week, 500px cryptically announced the 500px API would no longer be available for free. The announcement hints that the API will continue to be available for a price, but no pricing tiers or models have been published. The announcement was made via Hacker News and developers are speculating.
Google has added a new AR API, the WebXR Hit Test API, to Chrome Canary, the version of Chrome where it tests bleeding edge, experimental functionality. The API is designed to "[help] immersive web code place objects in the real world" and provides a single API that performs a raycast.
Amazon announced the launch of private endpoints for its Amazon API Gateway. Although API Gateway has greatly expanded over the years, and has enabled developers to build public APIs for almost any backend, private endpoints have remained unavailable and often requested by developers. Until now.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Banking, Cryptocurrency and Mapping. Featured are APIs from FollowAnalytics for mobile app engagement services, and APIs from PelicanPay for compliant banking. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Violet this week announced what it says is a "unified API for anything on the internet." The idea is to make it easy for people to buy whatever they want, no matter where they see it on the web, without requiring them to backtrack or hop through ecommerce sites across the internet.
As many organizations still use legacy systems in tandem with more modern solutions, APIs serve as a connection between the two. There are two types of API companies experiencing success—those with vertical and horizontal platforms—each offering a different level of connectivity and expertise.
Since the Cambridge Analytica debacle, Facebook has faced pressure to improve its security practices. In response, Facebook cut the functionality of its Graph API and the Instagram API. Now, one developer has petitioned Facebook to go even further in making the Instagram API more open and secure.
Snapchat launched its developer platform. Named Snap Kit, Snapchat has finally reached out to the developer community with a series of API-based tools that allow developers to integrate Snapchat features within third party apps. Creative Kit, Login Kit, Bitmoji Kit, and Story Kit make up Snap Kit.
If you were existing anywhere but under a rock for the last few weeks, then you were probably subjected to a gauntlet of GDPR notifications from the websites that you frequent, including ProgrammableWeb. They may not have even mentioned GDPR or the General Data Protection Regulation.
Personal Remedies has set a goal of combatting chronic illnesses through diet. It is empowering a community of self-healers through its AI-based knowledge base that finds food and nutrient based remedies for certain illnesses. Now, the "choose this" for "this disease" is accessible via API.
Amazon has released an Appstore Sales Reporting API that allows developers to download sales reports programmatically. Developers use the API to retrieve monthly sales data as compressed CSV files. The CSV file contains item information such as marketplace, invoice ID, item name, and sales price.
This article should help you learn how to build an API without a server by using Go language. The author, Tom Maiaroto, built Aegis, an open source framework and deploy tool that uses a RESTful API, aiming to simplify, scalate, and speed up development.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Cryptocurrency, Monitoring, and Mapping. Highlights include APIs for programmatic access to the City of Seattle datasets, and the Apple MapKit JS API and SDK. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
ProPublica added lobbying data and bill-related press release data to its Congress API. Developers can request lobbying data tracked by the Clerk of the House and Representatives and the Secretary of State. If a press release mentions a bill or bill number, the API makes the release available.
It's a great thing when your product or service is being used by thousands. But systems need to scale to accommodate your growing user base. Managing the processes that help you scale can be difficult. In this article we discuss the ways in which SwaggerHub provides a platform for API team to scale.
The company Stream announced recently that it has changed its core service language from Python to Go. The company uses Go for all performance intensive code, and it still uses Python where its programmers feel makes sense. Stream is an API for building, scaling, and personalizing activity streams.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Microservices, Blockchain, and Open Data. Featured are APIs from DataSift for real-time human data aggregation and from Rebel interactive email marketing platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.