Kodak has launched a developer program that delivers an API to enable printing to retail locations. Mobile app developers can integrate the free API into photo-centric apps and print directly to Kodak’s partner retailers. Currently, Bartell Drugs and Target represent the two US retailers to whom the API can point. In Europe, dm-drogerie sits as the first retail partner. Kodak envisions expanding its retail partner base so app developers can print everything from cards to calendars at over 100,000 locations around the world.
Early registration for the API World Conference and Expo is ending soon. AnyPresence has launched a platform that enables integration of mobile app building tools. Plus: Social recommendations API from Jinni and 10 new APIs.
Everybody knows about SMS these days, and as it has become a regular part of daily life here in the United States, so too have simple, easy-to-use SMS APIs become available for developers to use. But few people know that MMS – Multimedia Message Service – is just as common and pervasive a part of the U.S. mobile ecosystem, and that MMS APIs are also available.
Here is an interview with Andy Bartley, CEO of Algorithms.io . Algorithms.io has been selected as one of 30 start ups to participate in this year’s SV Forum Launch: Silicon Valley conference. In this wide ranging interview Andy talks of algorithms, APIs and the emerging and lucrative field for Big Data analytical algorithms.
Here is an interview with Tal Rotbart, founder and CTO of SpringSense. The Springsense API has been covered by us before here. The API allows developers to recognize any nouns in a body of text and can be used for returning meaning of text, submitting sentences for meaning detection, and submitting text for disambiguation.
FullContact’s CEO, Bart Lorang, has just posted the company’s 5 Laws of Privacy. Small wonder–they are in the business of upgrading your contacts by providing an address book in the cloud that fills in contact details. Any user would have a simple question: what happens to data I give to the company?
The Saia API helps this first class less-than-a-truckload (LTL) carrier deliver by giving developers access to tracking information inside their applications. Rate quotes and pick up scheduling are also accessible. The API uses SOAP and XML, and is implemented using Microsoft’s .NET Framework.
Our API directory now includes 316 government APIs. The newest is the Google Civic Information API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Sunlight Labs Congress API. We list 19 Sunlight Labs Congress mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of government APIs.
One of the things that not many IT people fully appreciate is how much scale really matters when it comes to cloud computing. The more applications that run on a particular cloud computing platform, the more the cost of running those applications is distributed across an increasingly larger number of servers and storage systems. Eventually, a cloud service provider reaches enough critical mass that every new application winds up helping the cloud service provider to drive infrastructure costs down, while at the same time increase overall performance.
Without the dot, “cardio” is Rule #1 in Zombieland. With the dot, card.io is PayPal’s latest acquisition: the startup formerly known as Lumber Labs, whose technology allows developers to integrate credit card payments into any iOS or Android app with no additional hardware.