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ShopAdvisor API Version 3.0 Now Generally Available

ShopAdvisor, a mobile proximity marketing and intelligence platform provider, has announced that version 3.0 of the ShopAdvisor API is now generally available. The API allows developers to build applications that can make online-to-offline retailer oriented queries. These queries can then be used to provide information for mobile marketing campaigns.

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By |August 21st, 2017|Hacker Culture|0 Comments

Join ProgrammableWeb in Austin for some IPAs over APIs

Are you based in or near Austin, Texas? Well, if you are, I hope you'll be able to join me on Thursday, August 24, 2017 for an impromptu meetup about application programming interfaces (APIs) while sampling some IPA beers! The beers are on MuleSoft (parent company to ProgrammableWeb) who is hosting the event and it should be a fun time for all.

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By |August 21st, 2017|Hacker Culture|0 Comments

5 Lightweight PHP Frameworks for REST API Development

To develop a REST API in PHP quickly and easily it's a good idea to use a lightweight PHP framework. Developing your own from scratch with plain PHP, apart from being a pain and taking too much time, is likely to require a lot of testing and deviate from REST standards. Ankur Kumar over at Find Nerd takes you through the top five PHP frameworks to make your life easier when creating a REST API.

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By |August 19th, 2017|Hacker Culture|0 Comments

Why ProgrammableWeb Refers to a Javascript API as an SDK

A few years back, ProgrammableWeb had four directories; the API directory (what ProgrammableWeb is famous for), the Mashup (app) Directory, a directory of mashup source code that was discovered elsewhere on the Web, and a resource directory that was a mish-mash of anything else that could be helpful to API practitioners (developers, providers, etc.).

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By |August 18th, 2017|Hacker Culture|0 Comments

Daily API RoundUp: CheckMobi, Home Assistant, Pike13

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.

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By |August 18th, 2017|Hacker Culture|0 Comments

Google Chrome 61 Beta Includes Web Share, WebUSB, Payment Request APIs

This week Google announced that the beta version of Chrome 61 will support a number of new APIs. The Payment Request API is an API standard from the W3C that Google integrated back in May. The API provides a process layer which enables purchases from third-party websites within Chrome in an effort to make payment checkouts easier.

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By |August 18th, 2017|Hacker Culture|0 Comments

Postman Adds Multi-Region Support to Monitoring Feature

Postman, an API development environment provider, has announced that the Postman monitoring feature now includes multi-region support allowing developers to run API tests from selected geographical locations. The company has implemented regional monitoring so that it mirrors the Amazon Web Services (AWS) stack.

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By |August 17th, 2017|Hacker Culture|0 Comments

Joberate Opens API Access to Job Seeking Data Analytics Platform

Joberate, a talent search and people analytics technology platform, announced new API access to its platform. The Joberate platform provides unique data and metadata regarding job seeking behavior of people around the world. Traditionally, Joberate has offered access to its platform in a SaaS model.

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By |August 17th, 2017|Hacker Culture|0 Comments

Should Freedom of Speech Be Entrusted to Artificial Intelligence?

In all my life, I cannot recall when the norms and laws regarding our constitutional rights to freedoms of speech and press have been so tested. In my opinion, it's quite normal for the boundries of these freedoms to be constantly tested and for the government to push back. But the new normal seems egregiously chilling to me. What if anything does this have to do with APIs? Read on.

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By |August 16th, 2017|Hacker Culture|0 Comments

In Other API Economy News: Uber App Raises Security Questions and More

The week is in full gear and we bring you a review of the stories we couldn't cover with a look at what what going on in the world of APIs. We start with AssemblyAI which has released an API for customized speech recognition. As we've mentioned numerous times, speech has become an important interface with any number of products including the Amazon Echo, Google Home, Siri and Cortana being put into the marketplace to meet growing consumer demand.

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By |August 16th, 2017|Hacker Culture|0 Comments