March 7, 2016
Single purpose API
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WebRTC makes it possible for anyone to create video and voice on the browser. But as cool as the new Web protocol is, it’s not always easy to work with. Building a full fledge video app requires complex and esoteric coding. You need other elements as well. For example, signaling to make the phone ring and authentication.
Cigna, one of the world's largest health services provider, now offers realtime health data through the Cigna Health API. The API enables developers to create applications with personalized data, share test applications, deploy production applications and more. Authorized developer partners gain access to two general bodies of data: individual services (personal data) and utility services (broad set of capabilities).
As announced on the Flickr Blog, Flickr has launched a new website for developers: Flickr Code. And besides announcing the new site they've both a) given interesting details on just how much API traffic they do each day (see below), and b) they announced they're open sourcing Flickr Uploadr, the cross-platform (Windows and OS X) desktop tool for uploading photos to Flickr.