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Shazam Stops Supporting Third Party SDKs on iOS

In its latest iOS update, Shazam has removed support for almost all third party SDKs. Some SDKs were removed in the latest Android update, but not nearly to the extent of the iOS move. Shazam was acquired by Apple last year, and Apple shies away from third party SDKs in general.
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Daily API RoundUp: PhotoDeck, Ion Channel, PatientFirst

Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Documents, Gambling, and Sentiment. Today's highlights include an API for automating forms in applications, and an API for adding digital waiver functions to apps. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.

Transition to LinkedIn API v2 by March 1

At the end of last year, LinkedIn announced major changes to its APIs and developer program. Those changes will soon take effect, and developers need to migrate accordingly by March 1. New developer program features, version 2 of its API, and the use of OAuth 2.0 will all be requirements on March 1.

Microsoft Expands Azure Maps Services and SDKs

Microsoft has made numerous announcements regarding its Azure Maps services and SDKs. Some features previously in preview are now generally available. Plus, the company has launched preview versions of new features and services. Included in the new previews are web and Android SDKs.

Google Proposes Fix to Incognito Mode Leak in Chrome

Abusive sites are exploiting the FileSystem API to detect whether a user is browsing in incognito mode in Chrome. Normal browsing supports the FileSystem API and Incognito mode does not support the API. Google has proposed supporting the FileSystem API in incognito mode while maintaining privacy.

Daily API RoundUp: Google Docs, SocialClimb, Pivotal, CoinMillions

Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Healthcare, Banking and Gambling. Highlights include the Google Docs API, which is now open to developers, and Nordic API Gateway for accessing all Nordic banks. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.

How Data Quality APIs Extend the Life of Your Contact Data

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.

Daily API RoundUp: Bolt, PreciseFP, Sumo Logic, TradeStation

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 to Devs: Stop Recording User Interactions

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.