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How to Track a Storm With the Tableau JavaScript SDK

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:41:52 -0500

Visualizations are a useful component of web applications because you can display data, build mental images, and engage your audience. Tableau, the business intelligence and analytics company, explained in this tutorial how to track a storm, exploring path and wind speed by consuming their JavaScript SDK.


Daily API RoundUp: Google, Bing, Flexport, nFusion, Mux

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:44:14 -0500

Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples.


Google Introduces Dialogflow Enterprise Edition, a Conversational Apps Building Platform

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:24:29 -0500

Google has introduced Dialogflow Enterprise Edition (beta), a platform for building voice and text conversational applications. The Enterprise Edition expands on all the benefits of the Standard Edition of Dialogflow providing higher default quotas for greater scalability and flexibility.


Google Adds Developer Features, Including a Push Notification API

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:20:04 -0500

In an effort to woo developers to build features for Google Assistant, the search giant's virtual personal assistant offering that competes with Amazon Alexa, Google this week announced a number of new functionality that is available or will be coming to its Google Assistant platform. 


How APIs Can Inspire The Complete Reinvention of an Old Business

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:47:35 -0500

First, I want to start off by saying that ProgrammableWeb doesn't often report on partnerships or integrations (when one company announces it’s going to consume the API of another company). I think of it as "inside baseball” (behind the scenes business stuff) and judging by the traffic that we get to such stories, they’re largely a waste of time. Hardly anyone is interested.


In Other API Economy News: Google Activity Recognition API and More

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:49:50 -0500

It's been a while since we've gotten to review those stories that may have slipped through the cracks so let's take a look at what what going on in the world of APIs.


ForwardLane Launches Two AI-Driven FinTech APIs

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:22:07 -0500

ForwardLane, an AI-driven FinTech startup, has introduced two new APIs: the Personalized Insights API and the Expert Conversation API. Both APIs utilize natural language processing (NLP) and deep learning to provide insights to financial professionals. ForwardLane's machine learning technology enables the delivery of custom insights on a per client basis.


Daily API RoundUp: Facebook, Callsign, Nylas, Abios

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:22:38 -0500

Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples.


Google Announces Developer Preview of TensorFlow Lite

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:29:31 -0500

Google has announced the developer preview of TensorFlow Lite, a solution for enabling on-device machine learning inference that has a small binary size and low latency.


Mux Opens Early Access to Mux Video API

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:05:26 -0500

Mux, maker of online video tools and infrastructure, has announced early access to Mux Video. Mux Video is an API that prepares video for streaming online. Built by online video veterans, the Mux team built Mux Video as a result of a paradox that has arisen with the increased popularity of online video. According to Mux, as online video has grown, working with online video has gotten more difficult.


GitHub Launches Teletype for Atom to Make Social Coding Easier

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:11:22 -0500

GitHub today unveiled Teletype for Atom, a new tool that aims to make real-time social coding much easier. Atom is a free, open-source text editor that GitHub first released in 2014. With Teletype, which is currently in beta, developers anywhere in the world can collaborate without latency using Atom.


Twitter's Mid-Range API Tier Marks Its Debut

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:54:22 -0500

Twitter today made the Search Tweets API, the first of several new premium APIs, available to developers as a public beta. The move shows Twitter is following through on its commitment from earlier this year to help developers scale their projects from low-level to enterprise-class endeavors.


Google Sends Warning to Android App Developers Using Accessibility Services

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:26:43 -0500

Android app developers are reporting in posts on XDA Developers, Reddit, Android Police, and other forums that Google has sent out an email warning them that apps r


Why Do You Need to Learn Javascript?

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:08:10 -0500

Although JavaScript is not one of the hot and trendy programming languages, it’s one of the most widely used “granddaddy” technologies of the Internet. In fact, according to StackOverflow, web developers (both front and back end) are more likely to use JavaScript than any other language — in the U.S. nearly 95% of websites use it.


Fitbit Announces OS Developer Preview 3 and Made4Fitbit App Challenge

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:58:23 -0500

Fitbit, a health and fitness wearables provider, has announced the availability of the Fitbit OS Developer Preview 3 release and #Made4Fitbit App Challenge. Later this year, the company plans on releasing to the public the “first major Fitbit OS update” for Ionic users. Fitbit OS Developer Preview 3 is the final SDK revision before the upcoming major Fitbit OS update.


Lighter Capital Puts Up $15M to Ignite Developer Interest in Intuit's QuickBooks Platform

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:00:00 -0500

Coming up in 2018, ProgrammableWeb will be releasing a comprehensive series on how API providers can best optimize engagement with developers. Sure, there’s a long list of widely accepted best practices that we’ll be sure to note. But, we’re also always on the lookout for unique and innovative practices that could merit inclusion as well. One such approach, being launched today by Intuit in partnership with Lighter Capital, is exactly the sort of thing we're talking about.


Daily API RoundUp: FullContact, Personio, VergeSense, Paccurate

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 15:09:42 -0500

Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples.


Facebook Announces the Release of Graph API v2.11 and Messenger Platform v2.2

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 18:49:05 -0500

Facebook has announced the release of Graph API v2.11 and the release of Messenger Platform v2.2 which includes the availability of the Messenger Broadcast API (open beta) and the Page Insights API.


Oh, About that API that Yahoo! Killed Without Warning Developers

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 18:37:36 -0500

Across the API economy, deactivating an API without first warning the developers who are using it is regarded as one of the best ways to destroy your reputation as a reliable API provider. So, when reports first surfaced on Hacker News that Yahoo obliterated one of its stock data APIs without warning, you can imagine how surprised we were. After all Yahoo knows the API ropes pretty well.


Google Changes APIs In Latest Play Services SDK

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:19:02 -0500

Google has rolled out Google Play Services SDK 11.6.0, which introduces major changes to how the APIs are structured. The company is deprecating one API while decoupling another.  The idea is to reduce the amount of boilerplate code needed to use the APIs -- something everyone can be happy about.


Fannie Mae's New APIs Are Designed to Modernize the Mortgage Lending Industry

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:41:44 -0500

The Federal National Mortgage Association, or Fannie Mae, is currently beta testing an API platform that it says will “level the playing field” for lenders in the multi-trillion dollar market for mortgages in the U.S.


Amazon is Testing an API for Amazon Marketing Services

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:30:44 -0500

Amazon is testing a self-serve advertising API for Amazon Marketing Services that will allow brands to automate and manage their Amazon advertising campaigns.


Google Announces TensorFlow Release 1.4

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 17:46:32 -0500

Google has announced the availability of TensorFlow release 1.4 which includes a number of new features and enhancements. One of the key enhancements included in this latest release is the graduation of Keras from a contribution package (tf.contrib.keras) to a core package (tf.keras).


Daily API RoundUp: Polar, DarkMindFX, Capital One

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 19:07:40 -0500

Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples.


Mobius API Network Connects Apps to the Blockchain Ecosystem

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 19:06:58 -0500

The Mobius API enables third party apps to accept blockchain payments and functions. Through the API, developers gain access to the Mobius App Store and all blockchain-based cryptocurrencies.The Mobius App Store is a developer-centric platform designed to deliver next generation apps utilizing blockchain technology and Mobius tools.


FullContact Announces Next Generation Platform and Enrich API

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 16:00:45 -0500

FullContact, a contact management platform provider, has announced the release of the Next Generation Platform and new Enrich API. The new release of the platform includes more advanced querying capabilities and security improvements.


Factual Launches Engine SDK for iOS and Android

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:57:22 -0500

Factual, a location data provider, announced the release of its Engine SDK. Available for both iOS and Android, the Engine SDK enables developers to include exact location data within third party apps. The company finds that location-based features enable personalized experiences which are in high demand.


DBS Bank Launches New API Developer Platform

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 19:01:33 -0400

On Thursday, Singapore-based DBS Bank, Southeast Asia's biggest bank, announced a banking API developer platform that it says is "the largest by a bank anywhere in the world."


Pusher Announces Chatkit to Enable Real-Time Chat Capabilities

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 18:45:51 -0400

Pusher, a London-based real-time technologies service provider, has announced the launch of Pusher Chatkit, a new product for adding chat capabilities to web and mobile applications. The company launched this new product so that adding real-time messaging functionality to apps would be easier for developers.


W3C Designates WebRTC 1.0 Feature Complete

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:17:06 -0400

W3C has announced that WebRTC 1.0 is now feature complete. Despite WebRTC's growing popularity, the realtime communications API was until now a W3C Candidate Recommendation. With the new designation, W3C is calling for broad implementation and testing.