With Congress in August recess and President Trump on vacation, the debate over Obamacare and whether to leave it, fix it, or repeal it has reached a full stop. The uncertainty about where things will head once the debate resumes is impacting an important corner of the API economy; Healthcare APIs.
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Zynx Health has announced a RESTful API that's compliant with the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard data format. As providers of other EHR systems offer similarly compliant systems, patient data will theoretically flow with less friction across medical practitioners.
The Open API Initiative has announced that the OpenAPI 3.0.0 Specification is now available. This latest release of the OpenAPI specification includes new capabilities that were not part of version 2.0 such as support for Cookie parameters, new callback object, and new links object.
The Open API Initiative has announced that the final release of the OpenAPI 3.0 Specification is tentatively scheduled for release the week of July 17. A two-week last chance period will begin on June 19 giving developers a final chance to try out OpenAPI 3.0 and propose changes to the spec.
The Web of Things working group, part of the W3C, has gathered many big players in the IoT space to standardize on semantic interoperability based on Linked Data and APIs. The goal is to describe things in a way that developers don't have to know the details or underlying communication patterns.
The Schiphol airport in Amsterdam has published a Flight API for developers to build new, creative passenger experiences. The API provides access to flight and airline data on the more than 90+ airlines that operate at the airport. Examples include flights, airline, status, destinations, and more.
The W3C moved beyond its initial Web of Things Interest Group into a Web of Things Working Group. The Working Group will work towards creating official W3C Recommendations for the IoT industry. Building on emerging standards, the Working Group will standardize APIs, security, definitions and more.
Consumers have been turning to third-party financial apps that seamlessly connect with their banks. To achieve true global connectivity in the age of the open financial web, a new standard for data sharing must be created, adopted, then actively governed under a framework of strict interoperability.
Researcher Lukasz Olejnik has published several blog posts raising privacy concerns regarding W3C API specification drafts including Vibration API, Ambient Light Sensor API, Proximity Sensor API, and Web Bluetooth API. A malicious attacker may be able to use these browser APIs for fingerprinting.
The W3C Web Payments Working Group has published working drafts of Web Payments HTTP Specifications that include the Web Payments HTTP API 1.0 and Web Payments HTTP Messages 1.0. The two specifications are designed to work together to enable payment requests outside of a browser context.