Today in APIs: Google Maps Adds GeoJSON, and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 7th, 2014

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.


AlchemyAPI Extends AI Economy into Publishing Realm

Michael Vizard, April 1st, 2014

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.


Today in APIs: IBM and AlchemyAPI Talk AI Democratization and 4 New APIs

Eric Carter, March 24th, 2014

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.


Intelligent Calculations are a Hidden Gem for API Products

Adam DuVander, December 17th, 2013

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.


Get Smart with Image Recognition APIs

Adam DuVander, November 25th, 2013

BetafacePhoto 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.


101 Text APIs: Alchemy, Semantria and Cheddar

Matthew Scott, October 29th, 2013

AlchemyAPIOur API directory now includes 101 text APIs. The newest is the InnovativeTxt API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Alchemy API. We list 3 Alchemy mashups .


When Does Having an API Product Mean You Have a Solid Business Model? The WebKnox Example

Mark Boyd, October 14th, 2013

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.


17 APIs Used in 7 Days: DocuSign Enterprise, Quova and Viralheat

Matthew Scott, October 5th, 2013

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 AlchemyAPIChatterbox,DatumBoxGeo IP LookupNokia MapsQuovaRepustateSemantriaSkyttle and Viralheat. The most often used APIs this week are DocuSign Enterprisefoursquare 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).


Ready to Go Shopping? Diffbot’s Product API Parses Product Data

Amy Castor, August 1st, 2013

Diffbot, a startup known for its data mining services, released a new API that will scan an e-commerce shopping page and parse information on a particular product. Developers can use the API in their web and mobile apps to find the best price on different sites, track merchandise availability or even migrate shopping sites to new platforms without having to deal with backend integration.


AlchemyAPI Updates API, Brings Deep Learning to the Masses

Amy Castor, July 25th, 2013

AlchemyAPI wants to make a type of artificial intelligence known as deep learning accessible not only to giant corporations, but to the public. Over the last year, the Denver company has been weaving the technology into its text mining API, recently announcing updates in the areas of relation extraction and named entity extraction.


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