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Since their introduction in 2015, Progressive Web Apps have been viewed as a potential way to break the grip that native apps have had on the mobile app ecosystem. The most effective way to reach users still is to publish your app to one of the major app stores, but which one plays best with PWAs?
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, Billing, and Feedback. Some highlights include the Gfycat API for programmatic access to the animated GIF platform, and the Rev.io API for usage-based billing functions. Here's a look at what is new.
Building an API can happen in a matter of minutes. But there is a big difference between whipping up an API, and crafting one that is secure, reliable and meets the user’s expectations. In this article we looks at six common mistakes that arise from APIs that weren’t made with enough care.
To all of you — including the US Congress — that want Mark Zuckerberg's head over the personal data that was gleaned from Facebook and used for profit by Cambridge Analytica, you have got the wrong guy. If you’re quitting Facebook, you might be doing it for the wrong reasons.
Apple this week released Safari Technology Preview 54 for macOS Sierra and macOS High Sierra and it contains updates for Web APIs and WebRTC. Safari Technology Preview 54 contains a fix for the Clipboard API, Beacon API, and Web API, as well as two new improvements for WebRTC.
Google's Dialogflow Enterprise Edition is now generally available. Since the API-based development suite was acquired, and then renamed, from API.AI, it has remained in beta. Now, generally available, developers can use the tools to build conversational interfaces across many platforms.
Microsoft announced a public preview of a Security API at the RSA conference in San Francisco this week. The API allows Microsoft's customers and partners to extend the company's Intelligent Security Graph, a platform designed to "protect and strengthen Microsoft products and services."
Google is billing Android Things Developer Preview 8 as a release candidate. The final preview, available now, includes the final set of APIs for Google's IoT platform ahead of its stable v1.0 release. The preview also debuts new behaviors in the Android Things Developer Console. Here's what's new.
Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including QR Codes, eCommerce, Sports, and Backend. Highlights include an API that predicts football (soccer) match results and an API for Flow project management. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
The YouTube Data API can be used to upload and search for videos, manage playlists and subscriptions, update channel settings and more. In part 3 of this tutorial, we continue to extend our code and show you how to use the API to build a simple app that can return the contents of a playlist.
Rev.io, a provider of a usage-based billing platform for telecom and IoT companies, announced today a new REST API that gives the company's customers and partners the ability to programatically access usage-rating, metered billing, customer data, and inventory catalog information.
The YouTube Data API can be used to upload and search for videos, manage playlists and subscriptions, update channel settings and more. In part 2 of this tutorial, we'll extend our code from part one and show you how to use the API to build a simple app that can return the contents of a playlist.
Twilio has moved Programmable Wireless out of beta and has made the product generally available (GA). The GA release of Twilio Programmable Wireless introduces updated data pricing, a Quote-based data pricing model, and improvements to the usage section of the Programmable Wireless Console.
With more than 6,000 active applications making more than 1 billion API calls each month, Intuit has revealed that it is working on a new QuickBooks Online API. The new API, along with the new QuickBooks Online v4, will contain improvements based largely on feedback provided by Intuit's customers.
All companies have an obligation to protect user data as best as they can in accordance with their respective terms of services. When data is compromised, those companies should react quickly to fix it. Panera Bread offers a case study in the wrong way to respond to a vulnerability.
One of the key parts of an API provider’s journey is offering documentation that contributes to a good developer experience when first encountering the API. But what should your documentation look like and how can it help potential customers through the steps of discovering your API?
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including IoT, Payments, and Religion. Highlights include an API for adding parental controls to applications to limit screen time, and an Apple Pay web payment request API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Tap Systems, the manufacturer of a wearable keyboard, mouse and game controller dubbed the Tap Strap, has unveiled SDKs that allows developers to create new kinds of applications. The Tap device uses sensors to detect the gestures users make and identify what they represent.
solo.io, a startup that aims to "glue" together microservices, monoliths, and serverless functions, has announced that its function gateway, aptly dubbed Gloo, now supports JSON-to-gRPC translation. This allows users to map their gateway APIs to any back-end whether it uses REST or gRPC.
Foursquare has launched Places API for Start-Ups which provides access to Foursquare location intelligence capabilities at a price point between the free tier account and the Enterprise tier account. The Places API allows companies to integrate apps with Foursquare platform data and capabilities.