As announced earlier this year, Google officially retired the Hangouts API. As Hangouts is repositioned for enterprise use, the need for some of the social, consumer focused video features of the API are no longer a priority. Accordingly, the end of the API was first announced and now realized.
APIs are some of the best ways to get access to data and to share files—large and small—back and forth between users. But are they the only option out there for businesses to utilize? Depending on what your company does—and what it needs its data for—there are other options instead of APIs.
Twenty-one APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Payments, Banking, Cloud, Mail, and Blockchain. Highlights include several banking APIs from Singabore-based DBS Bank, and the AWS Cost Explorer API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.