The Latest News On The API Economy
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The week is in full gear and we bring you a review of the stories we couldn’t cover with a look at what what going on in the world of APIs. We look at a customized speech recognition API from AssemblyAI, a new banking payments API from Oracle and some confusion over just how secure the Uber app is.
A federal judge has ruled that Microsoft's LinkedIn service must make the data found in most of its users' profiles freely available to third parties who want to programmatically "scrape" the site for that data instead of going through the service's official API and abiding by its Terms of Service.
Plasticity is on a mission to create more conversational natural language processing (NLP). Its API strategy for NLP aims to centralize a solution that brings conversational NLP to apps and systems across the board. The company has two production, and two beta APIs building its arsenal.
Cybersecurity solution provider Trend Micro has issued a pair of reports that highlight how chat platform APIs can and are being used by cybercriminals to achieve their nefarious objectives. Because of the degree to which Webhook APIs are involved (an API attack vector not previously discussed
CloudRail's universal API that enables developers to integrate multiple APIs into their app through the use of CloudRail's single, universal API has added support for Xamarin. CloudRail envisions replacing Xamarin's current Components method of integrating APIs into its app partners.
When we first looked at the fastest growing API categories of recent years, Financial and Payments both made the list. We've seen a number of signals that there is great interest in API related to Finance so we decided to take a deeper look at the category's growth this month.
Reusable APIs and API fragments are a critical factor in closing the IT delivery gap that arises when there are too many IT projects that need to be delivered with too few IT resources. Instead of starting every project from scratch, you can reuse fragments and APIs to accelerate project delivery.
With Congress in August recess and President Trump on vacation, the debate over Obamacare and whether to leave it, fix it, or repeal it has reached a full stop. The uncertainty about where things will head once the debate resumes is impacting an important corner of the API economy; Healthcare APIs.
Vantiv has announced the general availability of its payment processing API: triPOS Cloud. triPOS Cloud is an open architecture platform that allows merchants and ISVs to integrate Vantiv's payment processing features with their POS systems across hardware and software platforms.
Quovo is making its mark on the financial industry through an API that pulls critical data from financial institutions. Access to the Quovo API is now simpler with a self-service API checkout. Free access to an API Sandbox allows developers to test, and then paid versions scale with use.
GraphCMS has officially launched its API-first content management system. The platform is built on GraphQL, Facebook's open-source data query language. GraphCMS was developed to remove traditional friction associated with REST-API connection across various apps and sites needing access to content.
LunchBadger announced an open source, Express.js API gateway project. Express Gateway was developed after countless requests for an open source, extensible gateway for Express.js. The gateway provides an alternative to out-of-the-box Express.js offerings.
FinFolio has launched an API that provides everything its flagship FinFolio app provides. The standalone API, wealthlab.io, was launched to help provide trading and wealth management software tools to third parties looking to improve wealth management apps and client portals.
Iteris has added two more APIs to its digital farming platform: ClearAg. The EvapoSmart and IMFocus APIs provide access to historical, tracking, and predictive data specifically related to irrigation and soil health data. The data can them be shared and consumed by third party ag tools.
APIMatic, SDK generator, announced that its SDKs now support OAuth 2.0. Prior to this announcement, there was minimal support for OAuth 2.0 only for authentication token headers within requests. Now, the company is moving forward with full support and continued development.
Instagram made API news today with new comment features, and a major upgrade. The Instagram Platform API has upgraded to Facebook's Graph API. This allows greater flexibility to access Instagram data from third party tools. Instagram commented that the API will be available to all developers soon.
Body Labs introduced API access to its SOMA technology. SOMA scans a single photo of a human; analyzes the photo along with the subject's height, weight, and gender; and then generates a 3D model and digital measurements for the subject. The SOMA Shape API provides programmatic access to the tech.
Payza introduced a new Bitcoin SendMoney API that enables merchants to send payment to recipients inside and outside of the Payza network. Because Bitcoin is a true peer-to-peer digital currency, Payza's latest API is able to use the currency to send payments directly to the Bitcoin address.
AT&T has opened up greater access to its mobility API portfolio for channel partners. The APIs touch almost every aspect of mobility, from basic text to IoT applications. AT&T aims to reduce that amount of time its partners spend on account management, reporting and billing through API automation.