Hayo, connected home solution provider, recently announced that its smart home device will include a Hayo API for developers to tap into. The API gives developers the ability to “receive events” from virtual remote controls. Once received, the API can trigger a subsequent action through third party apps and devices.
As a developer, you might have gotten the request at some point to add “electronic signature” (eSignature) to the apps that you’re building. It could be with uploaded documents, accepting Terms of Service when signing up, or assembling a document on the fly. I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to suck to build this kind of solution (or integration). It may not be why you think, though—most developers don’t know that there are many different ways to enter into a legally binding agreement digitally.
ProPublica, a non-profit, independent investigative journalism organization that focuses on public interest, has introduced the Vital Signs API, the API that powers the new Vital Signs Web app. The Vital Signs Web app provides information for more than 1.3 million U.S. healthcare providers.
Agora.io has launched a new SDK that enables developers to add face tracking and special effects to real-time video and live streaming apps: Agora Virtual Lenses. The SDK includes virtual lenses, filters and over 600 sets of 2D and 3D stickers that enhance the user experience. Like Snapchat filters for enhanced social media experiences, Agora Virtual Lenses can augment any in-the-moment video content.
Python? Check. Ruby? Check. Java? No problem. Node.js? Got it. PHP? Roger that. ASP.NET Core? No sweat. Wait? ASP.NET too?
Today, we are announcing enhancements to Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances (RIs) that make them more flexible and easy to use, helping you get the most out of your RI discount.
We are excited to announce the immediate availability of CloudWatch Events in our Canada (Central) region. The Canada (Central) region provides you with a new option for end users and applications benefiting from infrastructure located in Canada. With this new region, CloudWatch Events is now operating fifteen regions worldwide, bringing the total number of AWS Availability Zones to 40. You can learn more about our growing global infrastructure footprint at our Global Infrastructure page: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/global-infrastructure/.
The ProgrammableWeb directory eclipsed the 17,000-API mark in the first quarter of 2017 and this milestone gives us a chance to look at what the data can tell us about the API economy. Since 2005, we’ve seen APIs grow from a curiosity, to a trend, and now to the point where APIs are core to many businesses. APIs have provided tremendous value to countless organizations and developers, which is reflected in their continued growth.
As business computing migrates to SaaS applications, developers (and those whom they represent) must address the problem of the data silos the software creates. For example, a business might use a marketing automation system, a separate CRM, and a lead generating system, each of which addresses a specific need, but collectively creates a fragmented data model.