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Product News<p>Broadcom Announces Production Availability of Industry’s First 100G Programmable Storage Adapter with NVMe-oF Support<p>Broadcom Extends …

Google launches Android Auto API for developers to bring their apps to your car

Back at Google I/O in June, Google announced it was working on an Android platform to challenge Apple’s CarPlay – Android Auto. Today it is releasing the API to the public so developers cans start working on extending their apps.<p>The extensions let users have a car-optimized Android experience, …

Dropbox for Business launches API as it passes 100K customers

Dropbox this week is launching the Dropbox for Business API, offering its business storage and security features to enterprise developers. The company also announced that Dropbox for Business now has 100,000 customers.<p>Dropbox for Business launched in April 2013, meaning it has hit the new customer …

Next-Generation Email Platform Inbox Rolls Out Open Source Apps, Details Its Hosted API Pricing

Inbox, the email startup founded by Dropbox and MIT alums offering modern APIs that allow developers to build new applications on top of email’s aging underpinnings, is today taking steps to make it even easier for developers to get started with the launch of open source email apps. The company is …

API authentication considerations and best practices

I have been answering a few security questions on Stackoverflow and going through some APIs on programmableweb.com - and it keeps amazing me how …

Computer Scientists Ask Supreme Court to Rule APIs Can’t Be Copyrighted

Kaizen: Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement

What is Kaizen? Kaizen is a Japanese word that is formed from two characters – “kai” and “zen.” It translates literally to mean “good change” or, we …

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Agile Methodology at Salesforce, an Inside Look - Salesforce Developers Blog

The word “Agile” gets thrown around a lot, and it can mean a lot of different things. Over the years at Salesforce, it’s developed a very deep and …

Two Tap raises $2.7M to push its universal shopping cart

Two Tap wants to be a quick and easy shopping cart for e-commerce sites, and it just raised $2.7 million.<p>More wallet than check-out processor, Two Tap purports to complete purchases for registered users with just two taps (or clicks) on web browsers and mobile. Users can register independently with …

One Calendar API: Easily Manage Multiple Calendars in Your Apps

Calendar APIs come in all shapes and sizes, each with different authentication flows and different data models. Making sure that your application supports <i>all of them</i> can be a long and difficult process. This is where the One Calendar API hopes to make a difference.<p>One Calendar is an API that wraps …

Algorithmia Raises $2.4M To Connect Academia And App Developers

While communities built around GitHub and Stack Overflow have developers working together more than they ever have before, one group’s work is typically seen by too few, considering the impact it could have: researchers in academia, whose work at its most successful is typically discussed only at …

Uber Opens Its API With 11 Launch Partners, Including OpenTable, TripAdvisor, and United Airlines

We told you it was coming, and here it is: Last week, my colleague Josh Constine reported that Uber was preparing to release an API that would enable its on-demand ride-hailing service to be integrated into a number of third party apps. Today, the company is announcing its API will become available …

Appcelerator Makes Its Platform More Flexible With Native SDK Support, API Builder And Updated Analytics

The mobile technology company Appcelerator has been around since 2006, and chances are that if you know about it, you mostly think of it as the company behind Titanium, its open-source mobile development environment. In the enterprise world, however, the company has also made a name for itself with …

Google Buys Songza

Google has acquired music streaming service Songza after weeks of speculation around a potential buyout.<p>Songza uses information about the user and context to determine the best playlists for you at any given time, all of which are curated by music experts (DJs, Rolling Stone writers, etc.).<p>Very few …

Netflix to shutdown public API for third-party developers

Netflix announced that it would no longer provide support for public API used by third-party developers by the end of the year.<p>Daniel Jacobson, …

What You Need to Know About APIs to Build Mobile Applications

Ronnie Mitra<p>Featured Apps<p>GPS Mobile Tracking<p>Want to see your app here? Contact us<p>Enterprise<p>What You Need to Know About APIs to Build Mobile …

Apple acquires Beats Electronics for $3 billion

Apple is making things official: Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics belongs to Cupertino, and it cost them $3 billion. Rumors had circulated that CEO Tim Cook was interested in nabbing up the audio accessory and music-streaming outfit, corroborated by a beer-drenched video in which Dre himself declared …

SOA Software Delivers Lifecycle Control, Agility to APIs for B2B, Mobile and Cloud Apps

Brent Carlson <br>senior vice president<p>"Businesses are asking for<br>a more efficient way to secure and govern their APIs...without slowing<br>down …

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Microsoft has a new set of APIs that expose services across the whole of Office 365 in a RESTful way, allowing developers to consume Office data and …

4 Ways APIs Are Being Talked About in the Enterprise

Opening a panel on enterprise use of APIs this morning at API Strategy and Practice in Amsterdam, Kin Lane of API Evangelist, said that “Where the …

The World's Most Popular Automated API Testing Tool

Build Better | Test Smarter<p>The Most Advanced REST & SOAP Testing Tool in the World<p>Download SoapUI Pro<p><b>SmartBear Scored in Highest 4</b> for All Use Cases …

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OAuth - The Standard That Isn't

This White Paper is published jointly from APImetrics and OAuth.io – a copy can be downloaded from here. Please feel free to comment or contact us to …

Using the SendGrid API to send emails from your mobile apps

<b>11</b> Flares <b>11</b> Flares ×<p>SendGrid is a cloud-based service that exposes and easy-to-use API to send emails from your apps, and Appcelerator apps are no …

Apple buys tech that could take Siri offline

Apple has sort-of-confirmed that it recently snapped up another small company, called Novauris. The firm specializes in speech recognition and has historical ties to the core technology and patents underpinning Siri. <i>TechCrunch</i> reports that Novauris' experts are already working inside Apple to …

API Business Models

What's a good API business model? If you have an API, or you plan to have an open API, or just want to use APIs in your web or mobile app, what models make sense? See 20 different API business models. This comprehensive survey of the gamut of today's options covering anything from paid to getting …

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