Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Chatbots, Conversions, and Internet of Things. Highlights include an API that returns music metadata powered by Artificial Intelligence and an API for Sketchfab 3D art sharing and downloads.
As messaging apps scramble to out-feature the competition, Telegram has launched a gaming platform within its Bot API. Most messaging apps have now included bot capabilities within their apps, but Telegram has upped its game with the ability to build games within the messaging app.
Microsoft has joined the likes of Google and Mozilla with its release of the WebRTC 1.0 API. The release enables real-time audio, video, chat, and file sharing across platforms and browsers. With the first release, Microsoft is focused on delivering RTC functionality in existing, legacy websites.