API News Roundup – April 2019

API News April 2019

April has just begun and there are already a lot of API stories in the news this month. You can always count on API Friends to have your API news roundup. Below are some of the top API news stories for April 2019.

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Google’s Cloud Healthcare API is now available in beta

Last week, Google announced that its Cloud Healthcare API is now available in beta. The API acts as a bridge between on-site healthcare systems and applications that are hosted on Google Cloud. This API is HIPAA compliant, ecosystem-ready and developer-friendly.

The aim of the team at Google is to give hospitals and other healthcare facilities more analytical power with the help of Cloud Healthcare API.

Read the full article on Packt Pub.

How Open APIs Help Payors, Payees Get Down To Business

Open Banking, now more than a year old after debuting in the U.K., aims to open competition within financial services, bringing providers access to consumer data. Of course, Open Banking relies on technology, in part tied to open application programming interface (APIs) platforms, that provides access to third-party developers.

In a podcast with Karen Webster, David Samples, chief technology officer of TransCard, detailed the ways open API platforms are changing payments. At the highest level, Samples said API platforms can allow payors and payees to “refocus back on the business [they] are trying to accomplish.”

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A researcher uses broken API to print message on GPS watches

A German security researcher printed the word “PWNED!” on hundreds of GPS watches to prove a point about a broken API. Christopher Bleckmann-Dreher discovered a vulnerability in an API used by Austrian GPS watch manufacturer Vidimensio. The firm’s watches are used by a wide range of the population from the elderly down to children, and it affected over 20 models.

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Global API Management Market 2019–2025: Akana, Inc., Apiary, Inc., Axway, Inc., Ca Technologies, Inc., Cloud Elements, Inc.

Global API Management Market research provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Global API Management market analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status. Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures are also analyzed. This report also states import/export consumption, supply and demand Figures, cost, price, revenue and gross margin.

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Protect your API Management infrastructure against cyberattacks using AI

Have you ever wondered how to protect your API Management infrastructure against cyberattacks using Artificial Intelligence (AI)? This webinar has you covered! Laura Heritage, Senior Director, Product Line Manager at Axway joined Bernard Harguindeguy, CEO and Founder of Elastic Beam (and now CTO at Ping Identity) host the insightful webinar. In this blog post, we recap how the partnership with Axway and Ping Identity protects against API attacks.

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Those are the API stories that are hot in April. Do you have other API news stories you would like included in the next API roundup? Email me your API story headline and link. Then look for our next API news roundup in two weeks!

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