Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:21:22 -0400
eBay has announced what it calls its "new generation of APIs" that will power the eBay developer community on both the buy and sell side. The APIs were designed to meet businesses where they are as opposed to creating an eBay-centric ecosystem that businesses must adjust to. 10 brand new APIs make up the heart of the completely revamped API portfolio, and eBay has delivered a number of resources to introduce, grow, and nurture development within its new set of tools for developers.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:07:29 -0400
Banking APIs let fintech companies thrive and compete with established financial behemoths. It’s just a matter of accessing valuable client data stored in banks and other institutions and using it in innovative products and services.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:46:58 -0400
Snapchat recently announced an update to their advertising platform which includes the availability of a new Ads API. The API is a set of tools for allowing approved important business partners access to real-time bidding on advertising time, and a non-API set of tools that can be used to develop the content that will stream for the advertisement.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:28:25 -0400
Choosing the right API for your new project can play a pivotal role in its success, and it can be difficult, expensive, and time-consuming to extricate it from your project down the line. With this in mind, Deb Haldar recently published a post on A Coder’s Journey highlighting nine red flags to look out for when selecting an API.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:52:34 -0400
Google has announced that they will shutting down panoramic photo sharing site Panoramio, along with the Panoramio API on November 4th. Originally the company had announced plans for the shut down in 2014 but due to strong community feedback they postponed those plans. Now that Google Maps and Local Guides include photo upload tools, the decision has been made to move on from Panoramio.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:09:46 -0400
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:38:54 -0400
Earlier this year, Microsoft introduced its Bot Framework which empowers developers to build bots for Microsoft platforms like Skype, Messenger, Telegram, etc. Since the launch, Microsoft has introduced a number of new features, most recently adding new APIs that allow developers to create intelligent bots.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:51:12 -0400
Verifone, a payments and commerce solutions provider, has announced that the company is leading an effort to define and implement the Conexxus Mobile Standard, a new Mobile API standard that aims to coordinate interactions between mobile payment and loyalty applications.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:49:44 -0400
MapQuest is inviting developers to take its Static Map v5 API for a spin while in beta. The refreshed API has a handful of new features that should appeal to developers who rely on MapQuest's mapping tools. The beta is being offered through the end of 2016.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:24:42 -0400
Web data is so ubiquitous it has all but become a commodity. In a world dominated by search, it’s easy to forget that a search engine is not the only use case for Web data. Thousands of researchers, entrepreneurs, and business executives tap into this vast data source to deliver insights – either for internal applications or as a service to customers (e.g. social media monitoring, business intelligence, or financial analysis).
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Sun, 16 Oct 2016 12:28:28 -0400
It should be easy for experienced devs in an organised team to create APIs quickly and easily, but it too often isn’t. Vivek Gupta, VP of product management at AnyPresence, reveals to Fred Churchville over at TechTarget the six key aspects of API creation that you need to get right.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 08:00:17 -0400
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:53:09 -0400
Microsoft recently shed some light on the Remote Systems API, a new tool that's part of Project Rome for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The goal is to make it easier for people to consume content across multiple devices in a seamless manner. Microsoft hopes developers put this API to use so their apps are more flexible across form factors.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:14:30 -0400
Agora.io, a real-time communications provider, has announced the launch of the Agora Interactive Broadcasting API, an API that can be used to add interactive live audio and video functionality to Web and mobile applications. The Agora Interactive Broadcasting API has been added to and is available via the Agora SDK.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:04:36 -0400
Amazon today announced a new API that will let developers integrate Alexa within their own list applications. The goal here is to make it as easy as possible for people to add items to their lists by asking Alexa to do it for them.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 18:30:47 -0400
YouMail announced a new API that enables users to determine whether an incoming phone call is a robocaller. YouMail already utilizes the API internally to power its iPhone and Android call management applications, and the YouMail phone number lookup service.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:15:09 -0400
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Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:14:10 -0400
It happens to all of us. We buy clothes for ourselves or as a gift (online or in a store) and when those clothes are put on for the first time, they turn out not to fit. What happens next is the bane of the entire clothing industry and its customers. The return process is laborious, inefficient, and worst of all, very expensive. No matter who you ask -- the clothing manufacturers, the clothing retailers, or every day consumers -- everyone views clothing returns as hateful.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 03:24:58 -0400
Google recently announced that it will soon release a developer preview of Android 7.1 Nougat. The refreshed platform from Google carries over some of the fancy features from the recently-announced Pixel phones to Nexus handsets and other devices. As always, new APIs abound and you'll have to update your apps.
Here is what you need to know.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:40:29 -0400
App review fraud is a serious issue for both developers and app stores, but Bogdan Popsecu, the developer behind the popular Dash tool, says Apple went too far in closing his account and banning him. This is a mess.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:31:27 -0400
TomTom, navigation and mapping products maker, has launched a new Traffic Stats API. The API offers programmatic access to its Traffic Stats offering (i.e. a Web services suite that allows developers to create Web apps that analyze historical traffic data).
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:00:14 -0400
Crashlytics has improved its Beta by Crashlytics developer tool with a new way to distribute beta app builds. Fastlane automates portions of beta deployment for iOS apps with a process they claim is so simple practically anyone can set it up. The goal is to help developers speed up beta testing so they can garner feedback, iterate, and push out final versions.
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Mon, 10 Oct 2016 16:23:12 -0400
If 2016 goes down as the year of something in the API economy, it might well be machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). Although hardly a day goes by where I don't receive another ML or AI anouncement, a deeper dive often reveals some very liberal definitions of the sciences (some involve what sounds like real rocket science, others not really).