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There is an expanding set of tools that help during every stage of the API lifecycle. So much so that it’s natural to be overwhelmed by the variety of API tooling available. This article takes a look at a number of tools, each of which can help modernize your API development process.
Amazon has announced the launch of Amazon Moments, a cross-platform marketing service that allows developers to encourage user engagement by offering real-life rewards for completion of specific actions. The new service provides a simple solution for companies hoping to run a rewards program.
It costs organizations substantial amounts of money to not have a “verify and cleanse” solution in place for validating contact data. With that in mind, let’s examine some of Melissa's industry-leading, flexible Web APIs that help you achieve contact data quality in real-time.
A Mozilla-led coalition recently penned a letter to Facebook, demanding that the company provide open access to the company’s Political Ads API. The group hopes that access to this information will allow researchers and developers to provide tools that analyze political ads served on the platform.
LandMark White, Australia's largest independent property valuation and property consultancy firm, is reported to have exposed the home loan details of up to 100,000 customers in a recent security breach that the company is blaming on an insecure API.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Stocks, and Contacts. Highlights include APIs for BlueShift customer data platform and FXMarketAPI for foreign exchange currency data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Apple has warned developers that they should not be recording user interactions with the iPhone without disclosing the behavior. The move is only the most recent case in which Apple was forced to step in to safeguard user privacy. Offending apps face ejection from the App Store.
Google Docs has long been a popular cloud-based word processing and document application. Google has now opened an API for access to Google Docs. Many features from Google Docs are available through the API. Developers can integrate the API for automated document creation and modification.
Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is an international interoperability standard for the exchange of healthcare data. Through a new API, Microsoft is providing streamlined access to implementing FHIR in cloud environments. Microsoft handles FHIR-related operations and compliance.
WHOIS API, Inc., a domain information solution provider, announces the launch of its updated Domain Availability API. It replaces the first-generation Domain Availability API which offered a domain availability checker on the market. The API works for thousands of TLDs, both gTLDs and ccTLDs.
Nineteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including DevOps, Verification, and Mail. Highlights include an API that returns data about Board Games, an API for building connected car apps, and an API for contextual messaging. Here's a look at what's new.
R2.ai, provider of enterprise artificial intelligence solutions, has recently announced the release of a new software as a service (SaaS) offering, designed to extend the reach of the company’s on-premises solution. Developers can use the R2.ai API to integrate AutoML into existing platforms.
Google recently announced a number of changes coming to the Groups Settings API. The changes include deprecating certain properties and combining others. The effective date of the changes is May 6, 2019, but Google encourages developers to start thinking about the transition now.
Mandrill, a Mailchimp add-on, announced an outage early this week. The company reported that users could send emails, but could not receive emails. Additionally, users experienced errors when using webhooks and scheduled mailings. On February 5th, the company reported that it had resolved the issue.
The W3C, an international standards organization for the Web, has just announced the first public working draft for the WebXR Device API. This new specification will move toward establishing standards for support of virtual reality and augmented reality devices on the Web.
Amazon has announced the release of the new Baby Activity Skill API, allowing users to enhance their baby care applications with hands-free tracking. This new functionality aims to increase user engagement by removing the need to open applications to directly input activity.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, eCommerce, and Performance. Highlights include APIs for determining user behavior, optimizing images, and managing cloud contacts. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Banks and Credit Unions have taken a segmented approach to integrating with third-party apps. Banks vary in their tech resources and infrastructure and apps must choose which banks they are willing to integrate with. Plaid aims to enable every bank and credit union to integrate with a single API.
At GDC 2019, Microsoft appears poised to debut a new SDK that will aim to streamline cross-platform gaming development, helping to expand the platform’s reach to Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch. The new SDK is believed to provide access to Xbox achievements, friends list, clubs, and more.
ZeroBounce upgrades its global data center infrastructure by deploying high-availability clusters in the United States. The new data center responds to the growing demand for real-time email verification and is intended to better serve U.S. customers through the API.