The Latest News On The API Economy
Searching: No Search Term , No Filters
AerisWeather has launched version 1.7.0 of its Aeris Weather API. The API includes new features that enable improved searching and lightning tracking. Additionally, the batch request limit was increased to 25 and a number of new attributes were added to the advisories endpoint.
eBay has announced the availability of two new Sell and Buy APIs; the Taxonomy API and Buy Marketing API. The company also announced some of the existing Sell and Buy APIs have been updated to add new features. These APIs will eventually replace the eBay’s legacy Trading API..
When you are crafting the structure of your APIs, especially those to be exposed externally to the public, paths and responses should be free of anything extraneous. The time spent upfront engineering your paths and responses will end up paying dividends as your business and API evolve.
CA Technologies today announced new capabilities within its API Management portfolio in an attempt to help developers, enterprise architects and digital leaders create and deploy microservices—and manage the APIs that connect and orchestrate microservices to build application architectures.
Google has added semantic time support to the time fencing feature of its Awareness API. Prior to semantic time support, time fencing was limited to absolute/canonical time (e.g. 10:00 AM). Semantic time enables the use of more natural time refererences (e.g. after sunset, the weekend, etc.)
Google was pleased to announced new LocationServices APIs within release 11 of its Google Play services SDK. The new APIs greatly reduce the number of manual steps required by code to use certain location services. The new APIs automate many tasks and lessens the chance of errors.
Q2 announced its Q2 Open offering. Q2 Open is a fintech API portfolio designed to bring banking features to third party app developers and financial institutions. Through an API-first approach, Q2 can deliver debit, savings, ledger, and billing services efficiently to institutions of all sizes.
While it seems like hardly a month can go by without hearing about an attack on some IoT device - everything from NannyCams-Gone-Wild to rogue cable modem/routers - the state of IoT security doesn't seem to be improving. And why? Because, many thing-makers are just too laissez-faire about security.
Facebook has announced that it will soon upgrade Graph API v2.3 users to v2.4. The automatic upgrade will take place on July 10th as part of Facebook's 2 year deprecation cycle. Significant changes from v2.3 to v2.4 require pre-migration attention from developers to avoid app disruption.
RepreZen has joined the Open API Initiative to collaborate toward a standardized way of describing REST APIs. The Open API Initiative falls under the open governance of the Linux Foundation. The consortium looks to collaborate on a standardized way of describing REST APIs.
Just when we thought the data model behind ProgrammableWeb's API directory was designed to capture all the different edge cases that API providers throw our way, along comes EffectiveSoft with two completely separate but identical endpoints for the same thing. So, why would an API provider do that?
Blockchain is the digital ledger system in which transactions made in Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency are recorded. This identity is changing and evolving quickly, and Blockchain may have found a calling as a security solution for API integrations. Can Blockchain help secure API integrations?
Twitter Kit versions 1 and 2 were SDKs within the Twitter Fabric Platform. Twitter Kit 3 is now a standalone SDK. In addition to its new standalone status, Twitter Kit 3 includes new features. A new authorization process enables native interfaces, and a new composer allows in-app Tweet creation.
Shopify has replaced its legacy Discounts API with the New Price Rules API. The API keeps what worked from the Discounts API, and greatly enhances those features with more flexibility and capability. One and five Shopify sales includes a discount of some sort, and Shopify wants to capitalize.
You need good API docs if devs are going to have success with their integrations. Just as importantly, your docs are also like marketing material. If on first reading, the prospective user doesn’t understand how your product works or thinks it would be a nightmare to integrate, you’re in trouble.
Twilio announced Twilio Functions and while there are other API providers who offer serverless function capabilities, Twilio appears to be the first major API provider that, in addition to providing APIs, is also offering a serverless execution environment that’s specific to consuming them.
Mapbox has announced a Unity SDK that provides a mapping platform, similar to the AR mapping of Pokemon Go, to developers across the gaming industry. With the major success of Pokemon Go, maps could be the foundation for a new generation of AR and VR games and Mapbox aims to capitalize.
MuleSoft recently announced the availability of Anypoint Platform on the UK government’s latest G-Cloud framework, G-Cloud 9. The framework provides UK public sector organisations with a way to buy cloud-based services as commodities to accelerate cloud adoption cost-effective manner.
GitHub announced a number of new tools within its developer toolset. V4 of its API, the GitHub Marketplace and GitHub Apps highlight the announcements. V4 marks a significant transition as GitHub's core API is now the GitHub GraphQL API. The new version is far more flexible than previous versions.