When Amazon recently implemented what it calls "efficiency guidelines" in its Amazon Product Advertising API, the online retail giant took some developers by surprise. The change was meant to limit access to sites that did not send buying customers. However, a change to your code is required to ensure that you receive the correct level of access. Those that didn't make the change were subjected to the lowest limits. For some, that meant lost revenue--both to the developer and Amazon.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Artificial Intelligence, Images, and Customer Service. Highlights today include a API that performs image transcription in real time and and API for malware detection. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.