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Google's fast and scaleable API gateway, Google Cloud Endpoints, is now generally available. Cloud Endpoints is built upon the same services that Google uses to power internal APIs. Cloud Endpoints ensures APIs used within apps on the Google Cloud Platform are monitored and secure
TrueLayer has launched an API that allows developers to connect apps with customer account data from banks and credit cards across the UK. TrueLayer developed the API with the intent to create a platform where data is synced across apps and any integrated app can send payments or make purchases.
Microsoft has committed to delivering AI and machine learning technology to the developer community in a widely accessible format. Because AI and machine learning require massive resource dedication, Microsoft is executing its promise through a growing suite of Cognitive Services APIs.
Today, Box released a number of developer tools that overhaul its developer experience for greater access and flexibility with the Box platform. An API Navigator, API explorer, and new crowd-sourced API docs provide developers with a suite of methods to access the Box platform with 3rd party apps.
Stoplight, a startup that graduated from the June 2015 Techstars Austin class, has announced the launch of Scenarios, a tool to test, automate, and debug Web APIs. Developers can use Scenarios to build test suites for Web services and microservices as well as for contract testing.
Microsoft has joined the likes of Google and Mozilla with its release of the WebRTC 1.0 API. The release enables real-time audio, video, chat, and file sharing across platforms and browsers. With the first release, Microsoft is focused on delivering RTC functionality in existing, legacy websites.
Microsoft introduced a number of campaign APIs through its Windows Store Promotions API. The APIs allow media agencies to better promote and manage ad campaigns around apps listed at the Windows Store. From ad creation to bulk action, advertisers gain more capability and control around campaigns.
Until recently networking engineers hardly needed to know what API stood for, let alone how to use one. That’s all changing now as API growth picks up critical mass, which risks leaving established networking device players flat-footed, argues Teren Bryson over at TechTarget.
GM has released a new SDK used to develop apps for its Next Generation Infotainment system. The NGI SDK provides app developers a virtual app building experience, accessible anywhere, that exposes 400 vehicle data points to the developer. Once built, developers can submit apps with a single click.
AdStage built a platform that aggregates data gathered from advertising tools. As AdStage built infrastructure to accomplish this, the company decided to move beyond ad services and into more business tools. Now, other BI system data is included and is accessible via the new Universal Data API.
Stormpath made a name for itself with its backend, REST API that provides registration and authentication. The REST API operates in the backend of an app. As serverless architecture grows in use, a need for a frontend registration and authentication services arose. Enter the Stormpath Client API.
Dwolla has launched a number of services and APIs in the recent past in an attempt to achieve its goal of "building the ideal API to move money." In an attempt to streamline its various services, Dwolla has repositioned its Access API to act as the umbrella to house all of its payment services.
Oracle today said it has agreed to acquire Apiary, the company behind the APIFlow framework. Oracle says the deal will help it offer developers the most complete, cloud-based API creation and management platform in the market. Apiary has helped companies create hundreds of thousands of APIs.
Square now has an E-commerce API that brings Square services to third party websites. Square is usually associated with its mobile credit card reader and complementary software. With the E-commerce API, merchants can use their own systems with all the benefit of Square's modern payment services.
Microsoft recently announced a number of API changes and updates to its Azure Storage Service. Specific API changes affect the Put Message API, Files API, and Table Storage APIs. Additionally, Microsoft introduced a new Incremental Copy Blob API for efficient copying and backup of blog snapshots.
Google added location insights to its Google My Business API. The feature allows businesses to retrieve a number of searches, views and actions about a specific business location made from Google resources (e.g. Google Search, Google Maps). Developers can aggregate data for actionable insight.
Google announced a number of enhancements to its Google Classroom tool. Among the enhancements are API updates that streamline integration with third party apps. Now, third party apps can add and modify student coursework. This brings native Classwork functions to 3rd party apps.
A little less than a year after launching a private beta of the UK government's notification platform, GDS has upgraded to v2 of the associated API. GOV.UK Notify is a service that allows the government to text, email, and send letters to citizens and track the progress of such notifications.
The dramatic growth of the API economy has lowered the barrier of entry for many companies but building an API-first company still presents a number of potential pitfalls. This article offers lessons learned from building an API startup. Kairos bills themselves as a human analytics platform for
Kanvas, the app that allows users to add creative elements to videos, has announced SDK that will enable third party apps to utilize its feature set. The SDK is available to developers for free and offers everything from filters, GIFs, overlays, and much more. The SDK is available cross-platform.