GitHub for Unity 1.0 Now Available

GitHub has launched GitHub for Unity 1.0. The Unity editor extension was launched in beta earlier this year.



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GitHub for Unity 1.0 Now Available


500px API No Longer Free of Charge

500px, a community of photographers and fans of photography, announced this week that its 500px API will no longer be available for free. The company made the announcement on YCombinator’s Hacker News, with few details.



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500px API No Longer Free of Charge


Google’s WebXR Hit Test API Brings New Web AR functionality to Chrome

Google has added a new augmented reality (AR) API, the WebXR Hit Test API, to Chrome Canary, the version of Chrome where it tests bleeding edge, experimental functionality. The API is designed to “[help] immersive web code place objects in the real world.” 



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Google’s WebXR Hit Test API Brings New Web AR functionality to Chrome


Amazon Launches Private Endpoints for API Gateway

Amazon has launched private endpoints for its Amazon API Gateway. Amazon indicates that private endpoints for the API Gateway have been a frequent request from developers. While Amazon has evolved the API Gateway over the years, to the extent that developers can now build publicly available APIs with nearly any backend available, private endpoints have remained a missing piece.



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Amazon Launches Private Endpoints for API Gateway


Google Cloud Adds Node.js Support to App Engine

Google last week announced that developers using its App Engine serverless cloud computing platform can now deploy Node.js 8 applications.



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Google Cloud Adds Node.js Support to App Engine


Daily API RoundUp: PelicanPay, MovieQuotes, Violet.io, Strike, FL3XX

Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples.



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Daily API RoundUp: PelicanPay, MovieQuotes, Violet.io, Strike, FL3XX


Violet Claims Its API Will Solve eCommerce Mess

Violet this week announced what it says is a “unified API for anything on the internet.” The idea is to make it easy for people to buy whatever they want, no matter where they see it on the web, without requiring them to backtrack or hop through ecommerce sites across the internet. Can it work? 



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Violet Claims Its API Will Solve eCommerce Mess


Why the Transportation Market Exemplifies the Need for Vertical API Platforms

API technology is more valuable now than ever before. As many organizations still use legacy systems in tandem with more modern solutions, APIs serve as a connection between the two, while also connecting modern systems to other modern systems. Essentially, it’s difficult to connect to disparate pieces of technology without APIs, no matter how old or new those systems are.



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Why the Transportation Market Exemplifies the Need for Vertical API Platforms


Developer Petitions Facebook to Create a More Secure Instagram API

Since the Cambridge Analytica debacle, Facebook has faced pressure from all corners to improve its security practices.



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Developer Petitions Facebook to Create a More Secure Instagram API


Snapchat Launches Snap Kit

Last month, we learned that Snapchat was planning a developer platform. This was a big announcement based on the company’s previously walled-off approach to third party developers.



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Snapchat Launches Snap Kit