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New York City has turned to Twilio and it's API-based communications platform to help power its cloud-based contact tracing initiative in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It's a reminder of how APIs are a key driver that allow organizations to be agile in response to changes in market conditions.
Apple and Google announced in early April that they were collaborating on an API that would enable cross-platform data transfer, allowing governments around the world to create contact tracing applications that operate seamlessly on both Android and iOS.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Coronavirus, Science, and Open Source. Highlights include the Apple and Google Contact Tracing API and an API for retrieving product information from Amazon. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Over the past three months, as COVID-19 has proliferated, ProgrammableWeb has been tracking APIs that provide access to data related to the pandemic. The World Health Organization now reports that the virus has infected more than 4,000,000 people across more than 200 countries.
The Apple/Google Exposure Notification API, which enables cross-platform contact tracing functionality, has been greeted with varying degrees of acceptance. Some municipalities, including my home state of Washington, are jumping headfirst into incorporating the functionality. Others, not so much.
Lepton Software, a GIS software provider, has announced myCOVIDrisk software and API. The new COVID-19 risk mapping solution helps businesses understand COVID-19 risks associated with their workforce, routes, assets, products, and more. The API tracks quarantine and containment zones in real-time.
Twenty-three APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Human Resources, DevOps, and Storage. Also new to the directory are ten COVID-19 APIs, CircleCI API, and APIs for cannabis dispensary software. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Rank One, facial recognition SDK provider, announced a periocular recognition algorithm. A periocular approach to facial recognition uses images of the eye and the eyebrow area to perform facial recognition. The release is timely given COVID-19 related social distancing and mask-wearing practices.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Artificial Intelligence, Coronavirus, and DevOps. Highlights include four more COVID-19 APIs, plus and API that enables access to AI-generated people photographs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Apple and Google have released the much anticipated first iteration of an API intended to aid in global COVID-19 contact tracing efforts. The new API is being rolled out initially to a small group of developers that will develop contact tracing applications for public health organizations.
Twitter has added a new endpoint to Twitter Developer Labs to help developers and researchers better study the global conversation around COVID-19. The endpoint is a dataset that includes the tens of millions of Tweets about the global pandemic that make their way around the world every day.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Coronavirus, Recognition and Sustainability. Featured today are 6 APIs for COVID-19, an API for onboarding freelance workers, and an API for reading license plates. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Yahoo Knowledge has announced the release of the YK-COVID-19 dataset and API. The dataset includes COVID-19 related data extracted from a number of Yahoo sources including Yahoo news, yahoo finance, Yahoo Weather, Yahoo search; then, the data is normalized against government-provided data.
Earlier this week European Commissioner Thierry Breton shared an image on Twitter of him having a video conference with Apple CEO Tim Cook. It has been widely reported that during this meeting Cook told the Commissioner that the COVID-19 contact tracing API will be ready for launch on April 28th.
Since February, ProgrammableWeb has been following the COVID-19 outbreak. One question that has arisen is which APIs have gained the most traction with developers. By using our tracking capability, we are able to see the five COVID-19 related APIs that have attracted the most followers.
The Weather Company has announced developer access to a COVID-19 data API in support of IBM’s 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge. The new API, which can only be accessed by developers participating in the hackathon, provides the same data used in the Weather Company’s COVID-19 statistics pages.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Coronavirus, B2B, and Medical. Highlights include an API for fact checking information from Google, and an API for automating transcription services. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google has announced that it will be moving the company’s Cloud healthcare API into general availability. The API is the result of an ongoing partnership between Google and Mayo Clinic and serves to provide scalable access to unified healthcare data.
With two tracing APIs preparing to be on offer to European officials, Ben Lovejoy offers an analysis on the virtues of each, outlining why he believes that the EU will adopt what he feels is the stronger option: the Contact Tracing API currently under collaborative development from Apple and Google.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including COVID-19, DevOps, and eCommerce. Highlights include another ten APIs for Coronavirus data, and the MantisBT API for integration with the bug tracking software. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.