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JoyToken Releases API for Building Online Casino Games Using Smart Contracts

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:03:20 -0500

JoyToken, a blockchain startup that aims to develop an infrastructure protocol for the online gaming industry, has released an API that demonstrates how games will run on its platform.

The platform employs smart contracts to create what the company calls a "'trustless' gambling ecosystem." The smart contracts determine the outcome of games, which the company says offers numerous advantages.


Daily API RoundUp: CronAlarm, The Things Network, TINT, ParallelDots

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:59:23 -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.


New Research Predicts Continued Growth in API Testing Market

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:34:59 -0500

New research predicts continued growth in the API testing market through 2022. The research credits the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, and machine learning as major drivers for growth in API testing. The research breaks the API testing market into components (testing tools and testing services), deployment type (cloud and premises), vertical, and region.


Monzo Releases Interim API to Comply with PSD2 Banking Regulations

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:07:55 -0500

Monzo, an API-first bank, has launched an interim API (the AIS API) to comply with Europe's Payment Services Directive (PSD2) which recently became law. The AIS API includes three core functions: list of accounts, list of account's balance, and list of account's transactions (all features specifically addressed by PSD2).


Daily API RoundUp: BioID, SlipStream, ApilityIO

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:27:37 -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.


How to Build an Industrial Sensor

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:55:04 -0500

One of the most effective ways for many businesses to safeguard their profits is by closely monitoring inventory. This is particularly important for businesses with perishable goods requiring specific storage conditions and inventory levels. If these are not monitored, the company runs the risk of inventory shortages or spoilage. Luckily, inventory monitoring solutions make it easy to predict production demands and inventory spoilage remotely in order to increase efficiency and profits.


Google's Apps Script for G Suite Adds API

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:22:29 -0500

Google today gave G Suite developers three new tools to put to use in their Apps Script projects. The updates include a new dashboard, a new API, and a new command line interface. Here's the skinny on Google's latest dev offerings.


How and Why to Transform Your Business into a Digital Ecosystem

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:16:29 -0500

By now, most business leaders know that in today's landscape, all businesses need to be technology businesses. It's the sort of catchy truism that can sound good in a PR statement—but when it comes to actually running a company, what does "be a technology business" really mean?


Confide Launches an SDK to Prevent Screenshots in iOS Apps

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:28:32 -0500

Private messaging app Confide is making the anti-screenshot technology it uses in its own app available to app developers via a new SDK for iOS versions 10 and 11.


New Relic Launches Insights Dashboard API

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:11:07 -0500

New Relic, a digital performance monitoring and management platform provider, has launched the New Relic Insights Dashboard API. The new API provides programmatic access to sub-account dashboards and accounts across an organization. The API includes five types of endpoints which allow users to programmatically list, show, create, update, and delete Insights dashboards.


Open Referral announces availability of Human Service Data API Protocols

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:03:23 -0500

Open Referral yesterday announced that its Human Service Data API Protocols are ready for use.


Switching from Python to Go? Here's What You Need To Know

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 19:12:17 -0500

Switching from one programming language to another can be a monumental step for any team, but when a new language offers benefits that outshine the one you're using, you may find it's time to make the move.


Daily API RoundUp: Xillio, StockMarketClock, Twitter, Redis Labs

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 19:08:15 -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.


SWIFT Institute Challenges Students to Protect Data in an Open API World

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 19:07:43 -0500

The SWIFT Institute, a living library for financial research managed by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications, announced its third annual student challenge which asks students to find ways to protect personal information and other sensitive data in open data environments.


Aria Solutions Announces API-Based Softphone Solution

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:49:56 -0500

Aria Solutions, contact center and customer engagement solutions provider, announced an API-based softphone (the Velocity Softphone) that integrates workflows into Cisco telephony systems.


Amazon Brings the Alexa Smart Home Skill API to the Kitchen

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 18:38:00 -0500

Last week Amazon announced that it is adding cooking capabilities to the Smart Home Skill API, which enables its voice-controlled digital personal assistant, Alexa, to control and check the status of cloud-connected devices.


Go2mobi Announces Total Control API for Automated Mobile Advertising Campaigns

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 16:10:42 -0500

Go2mobi, mobile programmatic advertising platform, has announced the Go2mobi Total Control API. The API allows developers to build custom programmatic features. Add agencies, trade desks, performance marketers, and more gain access to Go2mobi's demand side platform through an API.


Daily API RoundUp: SparrowOne, DeepAI, 3play Media, Kobiton

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 15:43:17 -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.


What Airport and API Security Have in Common

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 20:47:10 -0500

Just like airport security, a system hosting a public API has to deal with heavy loads of incoming traffic every day. Most of that traffic, most of the time, is legitimate but sometimes some of it is not. David Andrzejek over at Helpnetsecurity explains to you how, by taking a leaf out of the airport security book, you can keep the bad apples out of your API while still serving millions of requests each day without latency.


Eve Online ESI API Replacing CREST and XML APIs

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:38:50 -0500

The popular community-driven space MMO, Eve Online published by CCP Games, made some major announcements regarding the ESI API it launched a little more than a year ago. One of the initial goals of the ESI API was to eventually replace the CREST API and the XML API with a single, comprehensive API.


How Adopting APIs can Boost Your Profits

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 13:13:28 -0500

API creation and adoption are having a moment. As of January 2018, there are nearly 19,000 public APIs in ProgrammableWeb’s API directory. According to recent research, 94% of companies say they either have or are developing an API strategy. APIs are seen as an enterprise necessity.


How to Set Up APIs to Avoid Website Performance Disasters

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 19:24:36 -0500

As more retail websites adopt a global outlook, the Western holiday season will not be the only time marketing teams look to flash sales to boost sales. In order to make these events worth the cross departmental effort they require, web teams need to make sure their websites are set up properly to handle the added strain from extra web traffic or they will risk upsetting their customers who cannot complete a purchase due to a slow or non responding website.


SparrowOne Launches Managed Payment Services API

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 17:24:33 -0500

SparrowOne, managed payments services provider, has announced the release of its Services API. The new offering provides API access to SparrowOne's secure payments gateway. The API allows merchants to integrate gateway payment functions into their checkout process, whether the checkout exists in a mobile app, supply chain system, order management system, or elsewhere.


Amazon API Gateway Now Features Content Encoding Support for API Responses

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:50:20 -0500

Amazon has added content encoding support for API responses in its API Gateway product. Content encoding allows clients to call APIs with compressed payloads. Developers can configure their APIs to support content encodings such as deflate, gzip, and identity. Clients can then request that content be compressed before it is sent back in the API response.


Edmunds Retiring Open API Program

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:46:16 -0500

Edmunds, publisher of new and used automotive pricing guides, recently announced the end of its open API program. All open API keys will be disabled on February 15, 2018. Moving forward, API access to Edmunds' various data sets will be limited to "select strategic partners, service providers, dealers and automotive advertisers." According to the company, Edmunds began notifying affected API developers that API access will be terminated in February 2018.


Daily API RoundUp: Walgreens, GraphCMS, appScatter, Docparser

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 15:52:23 -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.


Spotting API Security Trends in ProgrammableWeb's API Directory

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 18:24:56 -0500

When ProgrammableWeb first started, API security was something that was thought of, but certainly wasn't the foremost concern that it is today. It wasn't unheard of for an API to be secured by nothing more than a username and password, known as HTTP Basic Authentication. Of course things have changed as API practitioners have come to understand both the importance of and difficulty in securing them.


Most Popular Government API Categories

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 16:43:37 -0500

Every month our editor in chief, David Berlind, attends the Washington DC API meetup. This gives him the chance to chat with a number of API practitioners from the area and as such affords ProgrammableWeb an inside view into some of the issues that are important to the government's tech community. Perhaps there are other signals as well.


ProgrammableWeb's Most Interesting APIs in 2017: Security and Privacy

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 20:26:44 -0500

Security continues to be a huge concern for application users, developers, and API providers alike.