We head into the weekend with a review of the stories we couldn’t cover with a look at what what going on in the world of APIs. We cover news of Fastly releasing an API allowing content providers to more efficiently purge content, Facebook's migration path for gaming developers using Flash and more.
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Distil Networks has launched Bot Defense for API, a solution that protects API servers from bots. It protects API servers by determining if a human is using a verified browser or mobile device to gain access. It also determines if a browser is legitimate or an API client masquerading as a browser.
Burner has launched the new Burner REST API with OAuth 2.0 support which provides access to Burner platform functionality such as sending and receiving messages, and text auto-responses. Developers can use the Burner REST API to integrate Burner platform capabilities with third-party applications.
This article is part of a 10-part series where we discuss interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Business and Productivity APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Facebook wants bots to get better. Developers have so far taken significant advantage of the Messenger Platform. Businesses and app writers have created some 33,000 bots that function within Facebook's Messenger application, helping people check the weather, make payments, and more.
Since Microsoft launched its Bot Framework earlier this year, it has consistently added features to empower developers to create, what Microsoft calls, "the next great conversational experiences." The latest API additions include the Computer Vision, Bing Speech, and Bing Image Search APIs.
We have added 9 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in the Auto, WebRTC, and Natural Language Processing categories, among others. Highlights today include a connected car API for French auto manufacturer PSA Group and chat APIs from Chatra. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Starting in December, developers will be able to make bots for Google Assistant. The creation of interactions will be done through the recently announced Actions on Google. Google Assistant is an AI offering much like Amazon's Alexa.
As messaging apps scramble to out-feature the competition, Telegram has launched a gaming platform within its Bot API. Most messaging apps have now included bot capabilities within their apps, but Telegram has upped its game with the ability to build games within the messaging app.
Line has released two new APIs that enable the messaging platform to better engage users without leaving the app. The Messaging API allows three new message types for chatbots to use. Line Notify allows third party services to send information to Line users directly within the Line platform.