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UPDATES TO OUR PAYMENT METHODS

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Strong Customer Authentication Support

On 14 September 2019, new requirements for authenticating online payments will be introduced in Europe as part of the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) to make online payments more secure.

We have taken all steps to make the transition as easy as possible for you. Most customers do not need to do anything, but for some customers banks will require additional authentication.

In this case you will receive an additional email from us asking you to add your credit card again using a second factor for authentication (e.g. SMS, Tan, App). Payments will then work as before.

QUERY THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN OF A NAME

Genderize a name
Get a first name's country of origin

We are happy to announce a new API endpoint which let's you query the origin of a name.

The endpoint has been developed over the last several months and will return a list of countries, where the name is commonly used.

And the best part is, we also added a link to a visualisation of this data to the response.

You can embed or display this map via iframe in any existing product.

Our PHP library will be updated in the next days to support the new endpoint.

The API docs can be found here.

MAJOR GENDER-API.COM UPDATE BRINGS MANY IMPROVEMENTS

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Emoji List, v11.0 Support

Over the last couple of months, our team has worked very hard to improve the overall quality of every API call result.

Advanced Country Specific Rules

We improved the following countries' support by adding a lot of country specific rules:

USA, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, India, France, Netherlands

Extended Username Detection

The detection of usernames like S5ndr5 or !Tom43 received a major update and will now use various different algorithms to correctly resolve the name.

Emoji Filter

Gender-API.com now fully supports the "Emoji List, v11.0" and strips out all emojis from the provided query string.

WE UPDATED OUR GENDER CHECKER DATABASE AND ADDED ABOUT 300K ADDITIONAL NAMES

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Gender API determines the gender of a first name

We are updating our gender checker database with new names from around the world on a regular basis to improve the genderization quality. In addition, we manually check queries for which we could not find a result but that have already been requested several times.

After several months of working on an update of our data, we are happy to announce this big update to our name checker database with about 300,000 new entries. Our team added about 5,000 of those names manually.

Internal backtest showed that this update increased the genderization rate of names by about 2%.

The regular updates ensure the quality of our gender checker database.

Through our manual review, we ensure that the genderization results meet both our requirements and those of our customers.

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