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Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Animation, Social, Cryptocurrency, and Astrology. Also new to the directory are APIs for handling Location information and for global Payments operations. Here’s a rundown of the latest additions.
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Facebook this week announced it has opened its Instant Games platform to all developers. The platform, which had been in beta, allows developers to build HTML5-based games that can be played across Facebook directly within News Feeds and in Messenger conversations on desktop and mobile devices.
Travel booking giant Expedia, through its Expedia Affiliate Network, has launched EAN Rapid, a new platform for travel accomodation search and booking. The platform contains a number of APIs, including Geography, Shopping and Booking APIs, that affiliates can use to build booking applications.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Bitcoin, Science, and Animation. Highlights include the Studio Ghibli API which returns film data from the popular anime studio, and the OANDA (foreign) Exchange Rates API. Here’s a look at what is new.
PartsTech, an automotive ecommerce technology company, has announced the launch of a new Parts Ordering API. By integrating the API into their shop management systems, auto shops will be able to more easily find auto parts, check prices, find local inventory, and make purchases.
OFX, a foreign currency exchange company, last week announced that its OFX Developers program has exited beta and is now open to all developers. OFX Developers offers a Payments API that gives developers 24/7 access to the global currency markets at rates more competitive than banks’.
Algolia, a hosted search engine API provider, today announced major updates to its Analytics platform, which include an enhanced Analytics API as well as a new Click Analytics API, with the aim of helping customers gain more visibility into how their users are performing searches.
Hootsuite added to its API portfolio with the Interaction History API. The API allows developers to monitor social media exchanges of its app users and other social media profiles. The goal of the API is to provide more context to social media exchanges. The API has Twitter and Facebook endpoints.
Mozilla Firefox 60, an upcoming version of the popular web browser that is expected to be released in May, will disable the W3C Proximity and Ambient Light APIs over fears that they could be abused by hackers and advertisers to, among other things, access browser data without user knowledge.