The world is adjusting to a new normal, and for many, APIs are helping ease that transformation. This month, we review the top API stories including ways companies are dealing with these changes. Here is a look at this month’s API news roundup – April 2020 edition.
Google launches Cloud Healthcare API in general availability
Google today announced the launch in general availability of Cloud Healthcare API, a service that facilitates the exchange of data between health care applications and solutions built on Google Cloud. The API allows organizations to ingest and manage data from a range of inputs and systems, and then to analyze that data through the use of privacy-preserving AI and machine learning.
Vonage, a global business cloud communications leader, announced that Doctolib, a leading provider of consultation management software, has been able to strengthen its commitment to healthcare professionals against the spread of COVID-19 with its telehealth service built on Vonage’s Video APIs.
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Axway to Provide Syncplicity for Remote Work at no Cost to Help Businesses With the Transition to a Remote Workforce
Axway announced that the company is commencing a temporary initiative to provide Syncplicity for Remote Work file sharing and content collaboration at no cost. Syncplicity by Axway can be deployed quickly to provide immediate support and relief for users who are new to working remotely. The step is designed to help employees transition to a remote work setting by providing easy access to corporate files and data, while ensuring data security, governance and auditability.
Postman Launches COVID-19 API Resource Center
Postman, the leading platform for API development, has launched a new website called the Postman COVID-19 API Resource Center. The resource was curated by Postman employees as a real-time information exchange to help health care professionals and first responders find and work with API collections in the most efficient way possible. The site will focus on providing a list of APIs from trusted sources—including state governments and organizations such as the CDC—in one place, curated specifically to assist appropriate audiences on exposing their APIs. Additionally, Postman is offering eligible nonprofit organizations involved in the COVID-19 fight access to free and discounted Postman licenses.
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Empathy and Compassion are the New Currency
Google releases API to train smaller, faster AI models
Google has released Quantization Aware Training (QAT) API, which enables developers to train and deploy models with the performance benefits of quantization — the process of mapping input values from a large set to output values in a smaller set — while retaining close to their original accuracy. The goal is to support the development of smaller, faster, and more efficient machine learning models well-suited to run on off-the-shelf machines, such as those in medium- and small-business environments where computation resources are at a premium.
Thank you for reading our API News roundup – April 2020. We’ll see you next month with more API headlines.
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