Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:09:37 -0500
Dwolla recently announced some API changes that keep it moving towards its stated goal: "Building the ideal API to move money." A number of API features, some new and some existing, are being rolled into a new API: the Access API. API features include a new dashboard that will be available through the Access API.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:35:59 -0500
Snapchat recently opened up its long-awaited API to creative agencies and ad tech companies. Players in the ad industry are already jumping on the bandwagon and these early birds are getting plenty of attention, writes Lauren Johnson over at Adweek.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:53:57 -0500
A hot new thing in the mobile world is Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) and it’s possible they might spell the end for the humble native mobile app. Google has just effectively green-lighted PWAs to be the future of Android. Mobile expert Henrik Joreteg over at his blog explains.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:28:18 -0500
HazardHub, a supplier of geospatial risk data, announced the release of their geospatial API. For the first time, geographic risk data is available via a real-time API for inclusion to client’s internal systems.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:13:07 -0500
A new tech company, CAD.ai, is hoping to shake up the CAD and manufacturing worlds with their SaaS-based APIs. CAD.ai is a 10-employee entity, with APIs that present an alternative to offerings from established players, such as 3D Systems and Autodesk.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:21:13 -0500
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:15:16 -0500
Oracle today said it has agreed to acquire Apiary, the company behind the APIFlow framework. Oracle says the deal will help it offer developers the most complete, cloud-based API creation and management platform in the market.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:11:00 -0500
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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:45:21 -0500
Square, best known for its mobile payments hardware and software, has introduced an E-commerce API that allows third party POS systems to integrate with Square's payment processing services. The core benefit of the API is the single view of all payments, regardless of through what system or platform the payment was received.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:26:31 -0500
Single Sign On (SSO) is a mechanism that helps create the feeling of a single ecosystem across multiple services for the end user by sharing key elements of an identity. For customers, it is a delight, as it allows them to seamlessly log into multiple services with a single set of credentials. For the app, it is a conversion rather than a lead, without any friction. It is a win-win for all stakeholders.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:35:59 -0500
Microsoft has released a number of API changes within its Azure Storage Service. The REST APIs for the service offer programmatic access to blob, queue, table, and file service in both Azure and development environments.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:44:36 -0500
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:37:32 -0500
When building a mobile app, you don’t want to reinvent the wheel. SDKs often accelerate development by providing access to third party tech that can help add new features, understand app performance, and monetize your efforts.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:30:29 -0500
APIs are often prone to failure. That’s no surprise. But if your app is dependent on an API that goes down like there’s no tomorrow, what do you do? Thomas Roca, a stats researcher at the French Development Agency explains how he overcame the API developer’s dilemma.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:51:19 -0500
In recent history we have seen tech giants put out speech recognition APIs, allowing developers to integrate speech-to-text technology into their applications. Developer Daniel Janus puts three of the popular contenders through their paces over at Rebased.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:42:20 -0500
Google has announced the addition of business location insights to its Google My Business API. The added feature will allow 3rd party apps to programmatically access location insights about a company. For instance, a third party app can easily retrieve the number of searches, views and actions that would allow a business owner to track and analyze how and where people locate the business on Google.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:51:45 -0500
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:00:42 -0500
Google has introduced a number of new capabilities to its Classroom API. The new features aim to make Classroom integrations more seamless for developers. Apps that integrate with Classroom now have the ability to programmatically add to coursework or student submissions and modify existing coursework. Google has already witnessed hundreds of third party apps integrate with Classroom, and it hopes the API upgrades will continue to build on that number.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:17:26 -0500
Developers, prepare your apps! Google is widely expected to debut its Android Wear 2.0 platform in early February, and the company wants to ensure a wide selection of compatible apps are available at launch.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:43:34 -0500
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:35:31 -0500
Last May, the UK's Government Digital Service (GDS) began testing a notification service, GOV.UK Notify, and API that allows the government to send text messages, emails and letters to citizens. As GDS prepares for a public beta of GOV.UK Notify, the API has been upgraded. The upgrades were made in response to user research conducted during the ongoing private beta. The API upgrades are expected to improve functionality.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:14:19 -0500
The Google Earth API has finally met its expiration date. Google originally announced it would end the popular API back in 2014. When the original sunset date approached at the end of 2015, Google granted one final reprieve.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:20:01 -0500
The growth of the API economy has lowered the barrier of entry for many companies. While more businesses are afforded the opportunity to enter the market, building a company around an API still presents a number of potential pitfalls.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:48:04 -0500
Google revealed to developers that it intends to shut down the Google Hangouts API on April 25th. The change means developers will not be able to create new apps using the API, and any existing apps that rely on the API will effectively be left for dead on their feet.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:23:51 -0500
Managing the development and delivery of electronic library services is one of the major challenges universities face. Information professionals who work in higher education institutions encounter a number of problems while managing data and addressing the needs of those who use their electronic libraries.
Let’s first understand what e-libraries need.
Sun, 08 Jan 2017 19:54:24 -0500
Like many dev teams these days, the team at Buffer is working toward building a more service-oriented architecture. As part of this, the team has built a special service to keep track of how many times links have been embedded in Buffer posts.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 16:49:59 -0500
This past October, eBay launched new Buy and Sell APIs that developers can use to offer additional purchase opportunities to users/customers of social sites, marketplaces, and other online platforms.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:36:04 -0500
Kanvas announced a new SDK toolkit with the goal of empowering developers to add creative video services to third party apps. Features provided through the SDK include filters, stickers, GIFs, overlays, and drawing capability that all enhance live broadcast video. The SDK approach to sharing Kanvas technology aims to bring a suite of video tools without requiring major changes to existing code.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:55:27 -0500