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  • Melbourne-based Up, launch banking API to let devs build financial apps

    Banks are traditionally locked boxes and while many have fairly decent mobile apps these days, there’s a lot more innovation that could take place in the financial world if banks opened up APIs (securely of course) to enable developers to build more create applications that ultimately benefit consumers. Today...
  • Instagram Embed API position may have just broken embedding on the web

    Facebook-owned Instagram is the centre of some new controversy over the issue of embedding posts from the service on a news website. As reported by Ars Technica, Newsweek used a photograph taken by professional photographer Elliot McGucken. He captured a lake in Death Valley full of water when it’s...
  • Acronis opens Cyber Platform APIs to developers

    Acronis have announced they are opening their APIs to developers, after 16 years. The company is a global leader in cyber protection and will begin by granting access to APIs in an early release program, that enables developers to expand their security software solutions or integrate them into their...
  • Melbourne-based startup SwiftHero, first to integrate Square in Australia

    Chances are you’ve heard of Square, the mobile payment processing company created by Twitter’s Co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey. The great news is that Square is now available in Australia thanks to the APIs to e-commerce and Point of Sale today being enabled for this region. The new ‘Build...
  • NAB launch APIs for developers

    National Australia Bank (NAB) claim to be the first major Australian bank to launch a developer API which allows programmatic access to data. After doing some research, it looks like Commonwealth Bank, ANZ and Westpac all have APIs available, but are restricted business solutions. So what kind of data is going...
  • How to stream to Facebook Live from your PC or drone

      During Facebook’s F8 developer conference keynote, Founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg announced a Facebook Live API. This API will allow developers to build apps that allow you to stream live from any camera, not just the one in your mobile phone. After opening Facebook Live to iOS and...
  • LG’s 360 camera supports Open Spherical Camera API

    LG announced the 360 CAM at Mobile World Congress last week and is hoping their users start filling the internet with 360-degree visuals. Their approach is to offer an affordable, consumer-friendly device making creating and sharing 360-degree content as easy as pressing a button. Right now most people’s experience with 360-degree...
  • Telstra launch new WiFi API for developers

    Telstra have just released a new API for developers to leverage in their applications. The latest API is for WiFi hotspots and allows apps to surface the location of Telstra AIR WiFi Hotspots for a specified location. Typically developers would leverage the user’s current latitude and longitude coordinate of...
  • Telstra launch new SMS API preview at APIdays in Sydney

    The latest two days in Sydney have been important to Australia’s growing developer community. APIdays is a 2 day event which featured 4 keynotes, 2 streams (strategy and execution), 34 speakers, workshops & exhibits! As the name suggests APIs (or application programming interfaces) was the focus. APIs provide access...
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