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The Google Realtime API has been deprecated, and the API will be shut down in January 2019. The company provides other products such as Google Cloud SQL, Firebase Realtime Database, and Google Cloud Firestore which should meet developers application development requirements.
After a year plus deprecation period and one extension to the official cutoff date, Dropbox has officially retired the Dropbox API v1. v2 has been live for quite some time and Dropbox has been promoting its consistency, simplicity, and scalability to entice developers to move to the new platform.
Dropbox has launched the DBX Platform, a suite of APIs and developer tools for building new capabilities on top of Dropbox. The company has also launched two new APIs; Metadata API and File Requests API. Both APIs are built on Dropbox API V2, the revamped API that replaces Dropbox API V1.
Dropbox Paper, Dropbox's collaborative document product, now includes a document creation and editing endpoint within its API. Prior to the new endpoint, the Paper API was limited to document sharing and downloading. Now users can access Dropbox Paper's full functionality within 3rd party apps.
Filestack has announced that the Filestack v3 API has been extended to include access to Intelligent Ingestion, a new technology that ensures file uploads are successfully completed even under tough network conditions. The company also released updated SDKs for iOS, Android, Python, PHP, and Ruby.
Mozilla is experimenting with three new features for its Firefox browser through the Firefox Test Pilot Program. The three features; Send, Notes, and Voice Fill; enable encrypted file sharing with auto-deletion, a notepad within the browser's sidebar, and a Speech to Text engine.
Box has released Box Elements, a set of pre-built UI components developers can use to add elements of the main Box web application to web and mobile applications. The set includes four pre-built UI elements: Box Content Preview, Box Content Picker, Box Content Explorer, and Box Content Uploader.
Video sharing platform Vimeo plans on adding the tus resumable upload protocol to its API in late 2017. The addition of tus to the Vimeo API will allow developers to build applications that provide new ways to upload videos and allow users to upload videos to Vimeo in multiple sessions.
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.