Your web application is all shiny and new - it uses the perfect combination of the new cutting edge API everyone’s talking about, and a few old standbys. The only problem? You keep refreshing the page to see if something happened. You know, if someone signed up, or posted, or commented - or whatever it is your application does.
Those real-time APIs are for much more than just the sample chat applications.
Out of a beige windowless office in Chicago comes a product that just might revolutionize what you thought was possible on the web. X-Stream.ly is a pure play API service offering low-latency high throughput real time messaging with no server side coding required. The x-stream.ly API is a pretty competitive offering in the real time API space.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Notifications and Biometrics. Highlights include an API that can determine if a user is spoofing a face login with in image instead of a real face and an API for converting JSON to Slack, Telegram and other channels.