The Powershop PHP Sample Code by Powershop demonstrates API interaction, providing base URL, consumer key and secret as configurable variables for a given application. It also offers requests and responses in JSON protocol. Powershop is an electricity company based in New Zealand. Its API services aim to simplify utility integration for developers.
Subscription billing service provider Recurly launched v2.5 of its API. The latest version includes new endpoints and a variety of new attributes for both the request and response side. All new features gives developers more flexibility in sorting through subscription and transaction data.
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Health and Environment APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Last week Amazon announced that it is adding cooking capabilities to the Smart Home Skill API, which enables Alexa to control and check the status of cloud-connected devices.
Initially, the API will be extended to allow Alexa to control microwave ovens but support for other devices is coming.