Google Map developers get GeoJSON in the its map API for better maps. Plus: NVIDIA GeForce 337.50 BETA driver available today, SwiftIQ leverages Google Cloud Connects to unleash Hadoop ecosystem, and 11 new APIs.
A trend is starting to emerge: Advanced technologies are being made available first as cloud services that organizations can invoke easily via an API, rather than having to figure out how to deploy and master themselves. The latest example of that trend is a cloud service from AlchemyAPI that takes advantage of machine learning and computer vision technologies to allow publishers and providers of ad networks to more easily monetize content.
IBM and AlchemyAPI presented together at GigaOm’s Structure Data conference on democratizing artificial intelligence (AI) with the use of APIs. Hacker’s attack rare diseases at Healthcare’s Grand H@ckfest. Plus, the ABCs of APIs and 4 new APIs.
When it comes to APIs there’s no shortage of information or, for that matter, opinions. In the hopes of bringing some clarity to that discussion, 3Scale has launched API Alchemy, a portal through which developers and other interested parties can discover relevant API content that has been vetted by the API management platform provider.
Some APIs provide data. Others offer functionality. Many of the APIs developers pay for solve a big developer problem, often with infrastructure. A company’s own intelligent calculations are a great opportunity for consumers and providers alike that may not be an obvious avenue at first. Below are a few of many examples of these types of APIs to inspire your next project or maybe your company’s next product.
Photo APIs have long been a staple of developer applications. There are more than 350 photo APIs in the ProgrammableWeb directory and almost 800 photo mashups. However, most applications integrate with photo sharing services, like the Flickr API and Instagram API, missing the real power of photo APIs. This post identifies four ways that APIs are getting smart by using image recognition technology to find faces, words and more.
If you have created a powerful API-as-product, do you automatically have a business model you can monetize? German startup Webknox aims to answer this question and is worth following to see how they turn a powerful data product into an investable commodity. ProgrammableWeb caught up with Dr David Urbansky at the recent API World conference to talk about the very early days of this new API enterprise and to discuss the road to success that may lay ahead.
This past week 20 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 17 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AlchemyAPI, Chatterbox,DatumBox, Geo IP Lookup, Nokia Maps, Quova, Repustate, Semantria, Skyttle and Viralheat. The most often used APIs this week are DocuSign Enterprise, foursquare and Geo IP Lookup. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (6 APIs, 6 mashups), Tools (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Mapping (4 APIs, 4 mashups).