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apilayer’s mediastack Offers Real-Time News Data via API

apilayer, a provider of APIs and SaaS applications for developers, has launched a new product called mediastackTrack this API that provides API access to news data that can be integrated into live news feeds, data analytics platforms, and trend analysis applications. The platform aims for affordability and includes a free option, as well as paid options that provide real-time data access and increased bandwidth. 

mediastack sources news content every minute from an aggregate of over 7,500 news sources and blogs across the world. The API then provides this data to developers via JSON, with the documentation noting that “The API comes with a single news HTTP GET endpoint along with a series of parameters and options you can use to narrow down your news data results. Among other options, you can filter by dates and timeframes, countries, languages, sources, and search keywords.”

ProgrammableWeb reached out to Paul Zehetmayr, apilayer’s CEO, to discuss the motivation for the company to expand mediastack, a resource that began as an internal sports news aggregation feed, into a standalone product. Zehetmayr noted that:

“Essentially, we have felt that the market lacks an easy-to-use and affordable solution for real-time news data. We wanted to build a simple and JSON-based REST API that delivers news data from a large number of sources, but all standardized, lightweight, and without too much fuss. Integrations take only a few minutes and you’re good to go. This will be interesting to anybody who #1 wants to display live news feeds on websites or apps, #2 is looking to analyze news articles both live and historically, etc.”

In regards to affordability, the API launches with the inclusion of a free option that is limited to 500 calls per month, and the news feed is delayed by 15 minutes. Beyond that, the company is providing paid tiers that range from $24.99 to $249.99 per month and up to 250,000 calls per month. Additionally, all paid tiers include real-time access to news data and HTTPS encryption, access to historical data, and technical support.

The onboarding process for developers seems aimed at simplicity with mediastack providing developers with a 3-step quick-start guide. Additionally, the documentation includes code samples for PHP, Python, Nodejs, jQuery, Go, and Ruby. 

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ThinPrint Launches API for Cloud Printing Services

ThinPrint‘s cloud printing solution, ezeep, today launched its developer API, which enables easy integration of its cloud printing services for any device or platform. Software developers and companies which previously relied on Google Cloud Print, which will be discontinued at the end of the year, can now migrate their apps to ezeep, without the need for cloud printing expertise.

In contrast to Google Cloud Print, which never evolved out of its beta stage, ezeep has been designed from the outset to fully meet the needs of enterprise customers. The announcement of the ezeep API allows software developers and enterprises to highly automate and streamline backend and web applications in terms of printing. Business processes can then be accelerated significantly. Since ezeep also handles all print rendering in the cloud, hardware requirements at the endpoints can be reduced, saving considerable costs in terms of procurement and maintenance. Technically complex issues, such as communication with the printer or converting documents into all printer languages, are handled by the ezeep cloud.

“Enabling apps to print with our API, is not a piecemeal process, or a tool conceived for individual users, but part of an enterprise-wide cloud printing solution that can be used for all devices and platforms,” says Christoph Hammer, Senior Vice President Cloud Services at ThinPrint. “Possible applications range from restaurant chains or delivery services which print orders placed online to cloud storage, or CRM systems that want to enable managed printing for their corporate customers. The possibilities are boundless.”

Software vendors that want to embed the ezeep API into their solutions can contact the ezeep team at https://developer.ezeep.com. Comprehensive documentation ensures the smooth integration of printing.

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Sendbird Launches Announcements API for Seamless Messaging via Chat

Sendbird, a provider of chat, voice, and video APIs has launched a new Announcements API that is intended to allow developers to build tools for communicating with large user bases about promotional marketing and messages. This new API will allow for these messages to be seamlessly integrated into public and private group chats.

Sendbird hopes that by enabling in-chat messaging at scale their customers will be able to better communicate with end-users during the coronavirus pandemic. The way that people work and communicate has shifted fundamentally and these tools provide additional options for targeting users. Sendbird highlighted specific advantages of this kind of marketing: 

“Contrary to traditional push promotions sent via text or email, where an extremely high volume of messages must be sent and opened in order to generate sales, promotions that run inside a chat experience yield a near 100% open rate, particularly when placed in context.”

Additionally, the company hopes that this new tool will be beneficial to businesses that rely on chat functionality for internal communications. The announcement noted the example of the trucking industry which could rely on this API to communicate with drivers to provide essential updates. This example provides a great example of how an API like this could help streamline communication in an industry that has been greatly impacted by COVID-19. 

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Automotive Titling Corporation Launches Granular Fees API

Automotive Titling Corporation (ATC), title and registration data solution provider, has launched its ATC Granular Fees (AGF) API. The API provides users the ability to calculate tax rates, taxable value calculations, local flat taxes, and registration fees at a granular level. By “granular”, ATC means the level of detail that mirrors DMV receipts.

“ATC leads the in-state and out-of-state titling and registration services industry,” Damon Bennett, VP, Business Development for ATC, commented in a press release. “And with the ATC Granular Fees API, we’re able to drill down to the most granular level of registration fees and taxes, so our customers can have the most accurate information possible.”

API users can dynamically choose level of fees for the API response. That includes over a hundred fees in various jurisdictions. The fees can be broken down per line item or aggregated into a single number. It includes supporting data (e.g. differences from location to location). The API also covers certain qualification data (e.g. requirements for military waivers).

The API is RESTful. ATC authenticates and verifies title and registration data on a daily basis. DMV requirements are continually incorporated into the API backend. In addition to fees and rates, the API provides necessary documentation (e.g. DMV applications and forms) specific to the relevant jurisdiction. To learn more, visit the API site.

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KickEX Launches Open API for its Crypto Exchange

KickEX, a cryptocurrency exchange, has launched an API. The API is public and available to KickEX users, third party businesses, rating websites, and cryptocurrency directories. Through the API, traders can automate trading strategies through bots and professionals can utilize bots for arbitrage.

The KickEX team sees the API as the next logical step in KickEX’s evolution. First, it brings automated, algorithmic trading to the exchange. Second, through increased use, the liquidity of the exchange itself increases. Current KickEX users can connect the API in their user profile settings. From there, users can add, edit, and remove API keys.

The API is broken into three main categories: Market, Trade, and User. Market API features provide data about available currencies and rates (i.e. pairs, tickers, 24-hour stats, currency, minibars, trades, orderbook, candles, and server time). Trade API features include methods to operate with exchange orders (i.e. cancel orders, cancel all orders, order history, trade history, active orders list, create trade order, create stop order). User API features provide information about users (i.e. user info, balance, deposit address, deposit history, user tariff, withdraw, withdrawal history).

To learn more, visit the KickEX API on GitHub. The site includes detailed information on authentication, methods, errors, and more. It also provides code examples in shell, ruby, python, and javascript.

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Digitex Launches API, Bolstering Automated Trading

Digitex Futures, a cryptocurrency futures exchange, has launched a new trading API that it hopes will be used for reading market data, sending trade histories, facilitating copy trading, and developing automated strategies. The company’s users have long requested this functionality.

This new API provides significant value to developers hoping to trade via bots on the Digital Futures Exchange (DFE). This will allow them to “create higher open interest and volume as traders do not need to be present at the computer to manually trade.” 

The company notes that the value provided by the API is significant and worth the development cost associated with integration:

“Although bot development takes time, the release of the trading API means traders are now plugging in and testing strategies, and with some small fine-tuning, we can expect bots to be filling the books any time now.”

Users can access the API via a new tab in the account section of their Digital Futures profile. 

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Datadog launches Automated Error Tracking Service

Datadog, a cloud application monitoring, and security platform provider has launched Error Tracking. The new product automatically collects application errors in real-time. Then, it aggregates into action items for engineering teams to respond to.

“In modern applications, the number of errors can increase rapidly as we serve more users, make frontend code logic more complex with Single Page Applications, and increasingly rely on microservices and elastic infrastructure,” Renaud Boutet, Datadog Vice President of Product, commented in a press release. “Application engineers need a solution to prioritize issues in fast-moving situations that impact customer experience and revenues.”

Datadog Error Tracking processes data already available within its platform to provide the needed action items. This lowers the time to issue identification which keeps error fallout to a minimum. Multiple errors can be consolidated into a single issue that teams can remedy instead of tracking each error manually.

Key features of the new service include:

  • Automatic error extraction: automatically extracts errors for Datadog RUM users with no additional code
  • Errors view: visualization tool that uses tags and facets to group errors into related issues
  • Unminified stack traces: provides access to unminified source code to help pinpoint error causes
  • Seamless developer experience: works with existing CI/CD workflows with the Datadog CLI. Allows developers to track release and link source code to error events
  • Correlation across RUM sessions: includes data such as session ID, view ID, URL, browser, location, and OS to correlate error with data for triage purposes

To learn more, visit Datadog’s blog post announcement.

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CloudCulate Launches Unified API for Development with Spreadsheet Data

33 Software LLC, a developer-owned company that is working to simplify the process of web app development via spreadsheets, has launched a new platform and API. The backbone of the new platform, which is called CloudCulate, is a unified API that allows developers to easily integrate spreadsheet data from disparate sources.

The new CloudCulate APITrack this API is RESTful and will facilitate integration with both Google Sheets and XLSX files. CloudCulate aims to provide developers with a secure and scalable way to manage these files and remove all the common pain points from integrating spreadsheets in applications. Evan Delodder, CEO of 33 Software noted the difficulty generally associated with this process:

“Communicating with spreadsheets as dynamic data sources, whether it be Google Sheets or XLSX files, is traditionally a time-consuming, painful, and costly development experience. It’s virtually impossible to get by without having to set up some version of your own server environment, not to mention the coding, licensing and maintenance aspects,”

The company is offering a free trial that is limited to one developer and 3,000 calls during the trials 2-week duration. Beyond that, the company is offering standard, medium, and enterprise tiers that offer increasing levels of API calls, workbook capacities, and cell limits.

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ExOne Sand 3D Printing Network launch gives manufacturers access to industrial binder jetting

ExOne, the U.S. based specialist in binder jet 3D printing, has launched the Sand 3D Printing Network. The North America network is powered by more than 40 industrial binder jetting systems and will allow customers in aerospace, automotive, agricultural, and other manufacturing sectors to easily access 3D printed molds and cores. At the core of […]

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​Fitango Health Releases Catalogue of APIs for Health Analytics

Fitango Health, an Israeli-American digital health company, has launched a complete library of customizable APIs enabling providers and payers to add innovative patient management capabilities that integrate active patient engagement, telehealth and secured messaging, health analytics and Durable Medical Equipment management. Fitango’s API-based solution allows partners to easily incorporate a variety of features and functionalities into existing platforms and workflows to support a robust patient management offering.

Fitango’s technology supports providers and payers that are transitioning to value-based care with a product suite that actively engages patients and offers them insight about the patient at home. Fitango’s API solution allows organizations to expand their remote monitoring capabilities through improved patient communication while empowering patients with interactive engagement resources. These APIs can be implemented across the healthcare continuum—from prevention through post-acute and post-operative to chronic and complex care management.

The active patient engagement offering enables organizations to improve the efficacy of their virtual health solutions. Fitango’s active patient engagement includes highly customizable and personalized features that go beyond traditional patient management. Fitango delivers to users the next generation of virtual care, fostering bilateral communication and information exchange. It also provides patients with the resources they need to stay healthy at home.

Fitango uses an active approach that promotes interactive learning throughout the individual’s healthcare journey, rather than traditional passive forms of patient management. Providers can prescribe action plans, education plans, assessments, and Social Determinants of Health referrals. “We are excited to enable payers and providers to embed our innovative patient management layer within days” said Fitango Heath’s Founder and CEO, Dr. Dov Biran.

Fitango Health’s robust GraphQL or Rest API simplifies the process for all stakeholders to manage the full patient journey. The API functionality promotes growth and scalability for all partners while maintaining patient security and remaining HIPAA compliant. This new fully customizable experience allows healthcare providers and payers to satisfy their patients’ health and wellness needs for improved integrated care.

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