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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.
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.
During MuleSoft's annual conference in San Francisco, the company announced the June 2017 "Crowd" release of its Anypoint Platform. The new version is designed to help organizations capitalize on the re-usability of developer assets like APIs by making them easier to promote, discover, and consume.
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.
As traditional television looks to reach new audiences, the API provides a way to reuse and recycle content in a way that broadens the customer base. Broadcast companies such as ESPN are now leveraging next-generation APIs to fight back these challengers and raise bar on the competition.
On April 20th in San Francisco at MuleSoft's Connect conference, ProgrammableWeb's David Berlind is hosting two separate sessions. One is a panel discussion talking about options to the REST API architectural style and when they're appropriate. The other session is on building developer community.
Harnessing the power of APIs is the key to competing in the new era of software. APIs provide the agility developers and businesses need to iterate and innovate quickly, and they’re everywhere. Businesses all over the world are looking to roll out or even acquire APIs.
One of the cool things our directory data allows us to do is to get a glimpse at both short term and long term trends in the API space. One slice of data worth looking at is the categories have had the most growth. This article looks at which categories have grown the most in the last five years.
Amazon has empowered more location-based services through Alexa with the release of a Device Address API. The API allows for the development of Alexa skills that require location data. For instance, consider a food delivery skill. Without an address, the skill would not function accurately.
MZ is best known for its mobile game hits (Game of War - Fire Age and Mobile Strike). In building a platform to support mobile game distribution to millions of concurrent users, MZ began the construction of a massively scalable live data platform. MZ has now opened to platform, Satori, at no cost.
After ProgrammableWeb's platform migration and launch of a new directory data model, a major directory change was to separate SDKs from Libraries and Frameworks. In this post we look at the growth of the SDKs and Sample Source Code directories paying extra attention to the last couple of years.
Twilio introduced a new Fax API in Beta. The API allows connected apps to both send and receive faxes to and from legacy fax machines. While the API might seem counterintuitive, the business reality of today's marketplace continues to see many businesses across industries rely on fax communication.
Google has long been a major proponent of open source initiatives. With an ever-growing participation in open source projects, pinning down Google resources on a particular project can be a challenge. Opensource.google.com will now serve as a single site to curate all things open source at Google.
The Schiphol airport in Amsterdam has published a Flight API for developers to build new, creative passenger experiences. The API provides access to flight and airline data on the more than 90+ airlines that operate at the airport. Examples include flights, airline, status, destinations, and more.
REST is an industry standard for API design because it is simple, well-documented, and unobtrusive. This simplicity has trade-offs that have become increasingly evident. GraphQL has garnered a lot of attention lately but what are its benefits, and how do you make the move from REST?
Article 50 is set to be triggered today starting the official process of Brexit. It will be two years before the UK leaves but the impact of the vote is already being felt. UK tech companies are struggling to retain and attract developer talent and fintech companies may find themselves vulnerable.
The W3C moved beyond its initial Web of Things Interest Group into a Web of Things Working Group. The Working Group will work towards creating official W3C Recommendations for the IoT industry. Building on emerging standards, the Working Group will standardize APIs, security, definitions and more.
Consumers have been turning to third-party financial apps that seamlessly connect with their banks. To achieve true global connectivity in the age of the open financial web, a new standard for data sharing must be created, adopted, then actively governed under a framework of strict interoperability.