The Latest News On The API Economy
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Previously we looked at APIs that readers follow the most using our tracking functionality. This time we measured the APIs readers show interest in by counting the number of times a user clicks an outbound link to a provider's site. This is a metric that may better signal developer interest.
This is the third API profile in what we are calling the "Growth Series." HelloSign provides an API that allows developers to create an eSigning experience that's a seamless part of a digital document. This feature along with others has fueled a 10x growth in calls made to its API.
Fitbit has announced that they are now offering cash rewards for researchers who find confirmed security vulnerabilities on their API, website and products. The program represents a merging of Fitbit's private and public programs and signals the device maker's commitment to security.
Po.et has announced open API access to its block-chain based network for managing ownership of digital creative assets. The Frost API allows users to utilize the network without running the full Po.et node. Through the API, users can access the network with a username and password.
Maxime Locqueville of Algolia is often asked what tool the company uses for API documentation. He gives the name but he’s tempted to say it’s not an important question. What matters more than the software rendering your docs is the quality of the content.
By giving business accounts the ability to schedule posts, Instagram is addressing one of the most requested features from its corporate clients. The newfound power has been added to the Instagram Graph API, which should let businesses take greater control over their Instagram content.
Encoder Farm has announced a scorched pricing approach to the video encoding market. The company has reimagined its pricing strategy with a single, all-inclusive, per encoder pricing model. Users can hire as many encoders as needed, for a single price. Encoder counts can scale up or down as needed.
Today, on the heels of news about concerns regarding the use of certain fitness technologies that could reveal confidential military troop and base locations, comes an entirely different spectrum of issues to consider before allowing for public or partner consumption of your APIs.
SmartBear has released a tool that it says is helpful for the testing that API providers might do during the API lifecycle. For example, it can reverse engineer an API definition by inspecting existing API calls. However, the experience is marred by several references to the Swagger specification.
We recently wrote about a post from CodePen.io that suggested a way of keeping API keys private when publicly sharing code samples. This time, we've gone back to that idea, given a try, and dogfooded it. We used JSBin to not only show how it works, we've embedded the "bin" in our tutorial.
A new report anticipates continued global growth in the API testing market. While blossoming technologies like AI, machine learning, and IoT will drive this growth, challenges to the market reaching its full potential include consumer concerns with data security, and lack of education around APIs.
Monzo released an interim API to comply with the Payment Services Directive (now officially law). While the company plans on adding all functionality of its interim API to its standard developer API, the interim API will ensure immediate compliance for companies managing account information.
Switching from one programming language to another can be a monumental step for any team. This past year, the team at Stream switched its primary programming language from Python to Go. Leaving Python behind was a big step for us, but using Go gives us advantages we couldn't ignore.
Aria Solutions announced an API-based softphone solution that brings Salesforce CRM and Cisco telephony platforms together in a single solution. The Velocity Softphone is available on the Salesforce AppExchange and eliminates the need for agents to flip back and forth between various platforms.
Go2mobi enhanced its demand side advertising platform with the Total Control API. The API provides access to Go2mobi's complete suite of mobile advertising features. Whether users are looking to enhance an existing workflow, or build a standalone DSP, the Total Control API aims to fit the need.
Just like airport security, a system hosting a public API has to deal with heavy loads of incoming traffic every day. Most of that traffic is legitimate but not always. David Andrzejek explains to you how you can keep the bad apples out of your API while still serving millions of requests each day.
A little over a year ago, CCP released its ESI API for Eve Online. One of the notable goals of the ESI API was to replace the CREST and XML APIs within 18 months. Just 14 months after ESI's release, the company has achieved parity, and will sunset the CREST and XML APIs on May 8, 2018.
During the upcoming webinar “How API adoption boosts profits” on January 11, Marshall van Alstyne and David Berlind will discuss research that quantifies increased company profits when adopting APIs, and provide real-world examples of how businesses can achieve this type of dramatic impact.
SparrowOne has opened access to its managed payments services through its new Services API. The API allows for simple, HTTP POST access to SparrowOne's payment gateway. The API is expected to greatly reduce the time and effort needed for partner and client integration solutions.
Edmunds is ending open access to its suite of APIs. The company recently announced that open API keys will soon be disabled (February 15, 2018). Moving forward, the company will work with a select group of strategic partners to fulfill its new API strategy. The company will not offer paid access.