All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘APIs’

Google Extends AdWords Manual Location Extension Sunset

Google Extends AdWords Manual Location Extension Sunset

In December, Google launched of the Google My Business API aimed at making it easier for big businesses and third parties to integrate with the Google My Business platform and publish updates to customers on Google Search and Google Maps. The API was actually announced a couple months before that when Google also said it would sunset manual location extensions …

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These 5 Google Search APIs Are Going Away Next Month

These 5 Google Search APIs Are Going Away Next Month

All the way back in 2011, Google announced that it would shut down a number of APIs, including several search-related ones. Some of them, however, have remained available. Now, these are about to completely go away. In a post on the Google Developers Blog, Cloud Platform technical program manager Vijay Subramani writes: Back in 2011, we announced the deprecation of …

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Google Now Offers A Knowledge Graph Search API

Google Now Offers A Knowledge Graph Search API

Google’s Freebase recently announced the Knowledge Graph Search API, which will enable developers to query the Knowledge Graph for entities. The API uses standard schema.org types and is compliant with JSON-LD specifications. Freebase says it’s working on a replacement for the Freebase Suggest Widget that leverages the Knowledge Graph Search API. They hope to release that early next year. “In …

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Google My Business Gets An API

Google My Business Gets An API

This week, Google announced the launch of the Google My Business API aimed at making it easier for big businesses and third parties to integrate with the Google My Business platform and publish updates to customers on Google Search and Google Maps. One way businesses can use this is to set special holiday season hours (a feature Google added last …

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Facebook Improves Embedding For Developers

Facebook Improves Embedding For Developers

Facebook announced the launch of improved embedding tools for developers including the Embedded Video Player API and oEmbed support. The company first introduced the interactive embedded video player earlier this year. This enables websites to embed Facebook videos, which have rapidly grown in popularity over the past year. The new API helps developers embed videos on their sites more easily …

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Google Reportedly Adds Another App Indexing-Related Ranking Signal

Google Reportedly Adds Another App Indexing-Related Ranking Signal

Back in February, Google announced two major mobile ranking signals back in February. The one that got the most attention and the nickname “Mobilegeddon” was a site’s “mobile-friendliness”. The other one was app indexing. Google would show content from apps to users when they had the apps installed. READ: How To Set Up App Indexing For Ranking In Google In …

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Pinterest Opens Developer Sandbox

Pinterest Opens Developer Sandbox

Pinterest announced the opening of its developer sandbox enabling any developer to access its API and start building apps and integrations.When a developer is ready to launch it publicly, they can submit it for review and what Pinterest calls a “quick” approval. “Earlier this year, we launched the Pinterest Developers Platform, a suite of endpoints for building apps and integrations …

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Amazon Web  Services Adds New APIs For Testing Access Control Policies

Amazon Web Services Adds New APIs For Testing Access Control Policies

Amazon Web Services announced two new APIs for AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) that lets you automate validation and auditing of permissions for IAM users, groups, and roles. They let you call the IAM policy simulator with the AWS CLI or any AWS SDK. The new iam:SimulatePrincipalPolicy API lets you programmatically test existing IAM policies to verify that policies …

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Google Will Soon Shut Down CSV Download Scripts

Google Will Soon Shut Down CSV Download Scripts

Earlier this month, Google announced the Search Analytics API to make the data from the Search Analytics feature in Google Search Console accessible for developers. The company said it wanted to help people bake search performance data into their apps and tools. Now that this has been made available, Google announced that it is getting rid of the old CSV …

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Facebook Adds Features To Graph API Explorer

Facebook Adds Features To Graph API Explorer

Facebook says one of its most popular developer tools is the Graph API Explorer, which lets them authenticate, make API requests and debug. The company has been actively seeking feedback on the tool to come up with improvements, and on Tuesday it announced some new features. The new features are aimed at improving the experience for code generation, history/favorites, and …

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Twitter Launches Full-Archive Search API

Last year, Twitter updated its search feature to enable users to search every tweet ever tweeted. Now, they’re making all of these tweets available via a new search API – the Full-Archive Search API. Twitter acquired GNIP (also last year) to make data more accessible, and with the new API they’re doing just that. In fact, it builds on products …

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Facebook Gives Developers Marketing API Reference App

Facebook Gives Developers Marketing API Reference App

Facebook announced the launch of its first reference app for the Marketing API aimed at helping developers get their products built and shipped more quickly and efficiently. The company says it has heard from developers over the years about challenges in getting started with the API. Some find it difficult to figure out what they’re final product is going to …

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Marketing Tools Get Instagram Ads API Integration

In June, Instagram announced it would make advertising available through an Ads API and Facebook ad buying interfaces in the ensuing months, in an effort to open up ads to businesses of all sizes. It said it would open API access to a select group of Facebook Marketing Partners and agencies first, and would expand it globally throughout the year. …

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Amazon Web Services Launches API Gateway, Device Farm

Amazon just announced Amazon API Gateway, which is aimed at making it easier to build and run “reliable, secure” APIs at any scale. It’s a fully managed service that lets AWS customers create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs. “With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, customers can create an API that acts as a ‘front door’ for …

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Here’s How Facebook Just Redefined Cost Per Click

Facebook is changing how it measures cost per click (CPC) for advertisers. This comes as part of its latest Ads API release. From now on, CPC will only account for what Facebook calls “link clicks,” which are clicks related to certain ad objectives like: visiting another site, installing an app, or viewing a video on another site. This also includes …

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Yelp Announces New API Console

Yelp announced that it’s giving developers a new API Console enabling them to “explore the detail and depth of responses” returned by its API without having to write any code. It’s also ending v1 of the API. “Yelp’s API allows any developer to build rich user experiences by integrating Yelp’s local business information, reviews, and pictures into their web and …

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These Marketing Tools Are Tapping Into The New Pinterest Ads API

In April, Pinterest announced its Marketing Developer Partners (MDP) program with the goal of helping businesses get more value of their Pinterest efforts. “The program helps businesses optimize and scale their Pinterest marketing and improve Pinterest for Pinners,” a spokesperson for Pinterest told us. “The initial MPD program is made up of a limited, carefully selected group of developer partners …

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Facebook About To Force Big Login Change

At last year’s F8 developer conference, Facebook announced some changes that would give users more control over what info they choose to share with apps. The company introduced the new Facebook Login, which lets users edit the permissions they give an app upon log in. They also announced a Login Review process and other changes to the API, which the …

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Google Deprecates Old Webmaster Tools API

Back in September, Google launched an update to its Webmaster Tools API to make it more consistent with other Google APIs. Those using other APIs from the company would find the new one easier to implement, the company said. Now, Google has announced that with the pending shutdown of ClientLogin, the old version will be shut down on April 20. …

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Yelp Aims To Eradicate Food Poisoning

Two years ago, Yelp started showing health scores on listings in San Francisco and New York City. In the meantime it has begun doing so in other areas as various municipalities have adopted the system. Last May, Yelp was actually able to help health officials in New York find hundreds of cases of food borne illness. Last month, Yelp formed …

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Wow, There Are A Lot Of Services Using Yelp Data

Yelp just announced a pretty significant milestone. It now has over 100,000 developers using its API to integrate its data into their products. Regardless of whether or not consumers actually turn to the Yelp app or Yelp.com to find business information, they’re going to be exposed to it one way or another through third-party apps and services. “Developers and partners …

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Yelp Wants To Save Lives With Its API

Yelp announced that it’s lending its API to the U.S. Department of Transporattion to use in its SaferRide app. The goal is to keep people from driving after they’ve had too much to drink. “The app encourages potential drunk drivers to stay off of the road by helping them contact a close friend, find their location, and connect directly to …

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Google Is Shutting Down The Google Earth API

Google announced that it will stop offering its Google Earth API a year from now. The company says it’s going away for security reasons, and in accordance with its policy, will offer it for another year before turning it off. Google had this to say on its Geo Developers blog: Over six years ago we introduced the Google Earth API, …

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Dropbox Launches New API For Businesses

Dropbox announced a new API for businesses, which will enable them to integrate the Dropbox Platform into their own IT processes. “Already 100,000 companies rely on Dropbox for Business to securely store and share even their most important company information, including major organizations like Hyatt, News Corp, and MIT,” says Dropbox’s Ilya Fushman. “Many of them also use the Dropbox …

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Google Goes ‘No CAPTCHA’

Google announced that it’s rolling out an API for reCAPTCHA, which it has dubbed “No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA”. It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything much about reCAPTCHA. Google acquired the company in 2009, and has since been using it to make the CAPTCHA experience on websites less annoying, among other things. A couple years, ago, they started using it …

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Apple Opens iAd Access To Ad Tech Companies

Apple announced it is providing access to its 250,000 apps in over 100 countries to demand-side-platforms and ad tech companies for programmatic ad buying. Participating partners include MediaMath, The Trade Desk, Rubicon Project, GET IT Mobile, Accordant Media, Adelphic, and AdRoll. News of the plans leaked earlier this week when Rubicon Project apparently let it slip early. “With marketing budgets …

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You Can Now Embed Street View, Photo Sphere Imagery On Your Site

Google announced that you can now embed Street View or PhotoSphere imagery on your website. Snippets Reloaded: now you can embed #StreetView or #PhotoSphere imagery to your site. pic.twitter.com/1Aq4s0CXf7 — Google Maps (@googlemaps) November 19, 2014 This is thanks to a new Maps Embed API. The API was actually released a few months ago, enabling developers to generate HTML snippets …

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Netflix Public API Is Now Officially Dead

Netflix has shut down its public API, meaning that third-party apps will no longer be able to build interesting Netflix-related apps or integrate Netflix into their experience in any way. That is unless they’re one of a handful of partner developers with access to a private API. Netflix launched the public API about six years ago, and earlier this year, …

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Amazon Releases Cloud Drive API For App Integrations

Amazon announced the launch of the Cloud Drive API. This enables developers to integrate Cloud Drive into their own apps for various features. With the API, Amazon customers will be able to edit their Cloud Drive photos and documents, print photos, organize cloud services, etc. with third-party app integrations. It’s already integrated with or will be soon integrated with the …

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Facebook Adds Access Levels To Ads API

Facebook announced some changes to how developers can access the Ads API. These, the company says, will “empower” them to build more innovative ad tools. There are now three access levels: Development, Basic, and Standard. Development lets you try out the API, and test apps on the Facebook Platform. Basic lets you further test, iterate, and build an app with …

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