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API News Roundup – September 2020


We have a new format for this month’s API news roundup. Now you can see the latest API headlines by category, including healthcare, financial, and industry growth. Here is your look at the top API News stories for September 2020.

Cloud APIs

Microsoft announces new Threat Protection APIs, platform now ‘integration-ready’

Microsoft Threat Protection (MTP) is a platform that provides organizations cross-domain threat detection and response mechanisms within their Microsoft 365 environments. It collects raw data from several endpoints across individual domains, and analyzes it to give a complete view of attack surfaces so they can be detected, investigated, prevented, and responded to in an efficient manner.

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Integration of AMPLIFY™ API Management and Microsoft Azure enhances customer experience in a hybrid world

Axway announced it is integrating with Microsoft Azure to provide an open API platform that helps National Oilwell Varco (NOV) deliver reliable and secure business services around the clock.

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Industry Growth

What’s driving API-powered startups forward in 2020?

Startups that deliver products via an API are seeing momentum in 2020, as their method of serving customers becomes increasingly mainstream. And investors are taking note..

API Growth: Why and How APIs Are Growing in the Time of COVID

With a pandemic that has disrupted businesses globally, APIs are being used for new services that are being consumed daily. With that has come the growth of API usage. In this article, we explore several reasons why.


Which U.S. states are using Apple’s Exposure Notification API for COVID-19 contact tracing?

Apple and Google announced plans to build COVID-19 tracing into iPhone and Android operating systems on April 10. The move marked a major partnership between the top two mobile operating system competitors in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Platform updates to enable the COVID-19 contact tracing feature on iOS and Android were publicly released 40 days later on May 20.

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England and Wales’ Contact-Tracing App With Apple and Google API to Launch September 24

An NHS COVID-19 contact-tracing app using the Apple and Google API is finally set to launch in England and Wales on September 24, the UK government has announced today

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DevOps tips

A simple way to use the Github REST API

Hey, there all you guys. In this article, I will show you how to use the Github API to fetch your favorite repository information. No dependencies required!!. We will be using only JavaScript to fetch and display the data in a HTML file.

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Seamlessly Swapping the API backend of the Netflix Android app

As Android developers, we usually have the luxury of treating our backends as magic boxes running in the cloud, faithfully returning us JSON. At Netflix, we have adopted the Backend for Frontend (BFF) pattern: instead of having one general-purpose “backend API,” we have one backend per client (Android/iOS/TV/web). On the Android team, while most of our time is spent working on the app, we are also responsible for maintaining this backend that our app communicates with, and its orchestration code.

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Financial APIs

Fiserv’s new turnkey API product is an attempt to keep its customers within its product ecosystem

Fiserv has released AllData Connect, a turnkey product that plugs into Fiserv’s core offering, per Finovate. It allows third-party aggregators to request financial information via APIs from banks that use Fiserv’s core and helps financial institutions (FIs) reduce screen scraping by Fintechs.

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Fidelity Expands Integration Xchange API Store Amid Growing Advisor Demand

As it acknowledges signs of rising technological adoption and innovation among its client, Fidelity is offering advisory firms, broker-dealers and Fintechs an array of new tools to help them build and customize their technology.

Fidelity announced today that is expanding its Integration Xchange open-architecture digital store with new functions, support, and updated integrations with AdvisorEngine, Black Diamond, Redtail, Orion, Riskalyze, and BlackRock’s Advisor Center.

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ClearBank to offer multi-currency accounts via JPMorgan API

ClearBank is to offer clients the ability to create multi-currency bank accounts via an API-based connection to JPMorgan.

The move will provide customers with the ability to move funds between accounts with real-time foreign exchange pricing based on interbank rates.

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Thank you for reading our API News roundup — September 2020. We’ll see you next month with more API headlines.

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