LumenData’s Acquisition of is a Win-Win

Ajay Ohri, January 8th, 2014

We have covered before on ProgrammableWeb and it is an exciting API using machine learning algorithms to deliver predictive analytics. It has specialized in classifying streaming data using machine learning. was acquired in December 2013 by LumenData, and we have an exclusive interview with co-founder Andy Bartley post the acquisition.

what3words API Takes New Navigation Tack

Stuart Iler, December 16th, 2013

Chris Sheldrick, CEO of the London-based company what3words, has taken a novel approach to the task of navigation with a new API. Sheldrick’s idea stems from the logistical difficulties he encountered while working internationally in the music business. During that period in his career, Sheldrick was faced with coordinating the rendezvous of dozens of people in remote locations. Despite his best efforts at communication, people would still find themselves calling one another on the day of a meeting, seeking clarification on the location of the meeting place.

Kodak Launches Developer API to Help Monetize Photo Apps

Eric Carter, October 17th, 2013

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.

Today in APIs: API World Conference and Expo Registration, AnyPresence Meta-API and 10 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom, June 19th, 2013

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.

MMS APIs are Unlocking the Mobile Future

Guest Author, June 17th, 2013

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.

PW Interview: Andy Bartley, CEO

Ajay Ohri, June 4th, 2013

Here is an interview with Andy Bartley, CEO of . 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.

PW Interview: Tal Rotbart Founder- CTO, SpringSense

Ajay Ohri, May 28th, 2013

SpringSense Meaning Detection

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.

To Boldly Declare Where Few Companies Have Declared Before: FullContact’s 5 Laws of Privacy

Greg Bates, December 7th, 2012

FullContact CardSharkFullContact’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?

Saia: Making a Great Business Out of Small Shipments

Greg Bates, November 8th, 2012

SaiaThe 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.

316 Government APIs: Sunlight Labs Congress, NOAA National Weather Service and US Postal Service

Wendell Santos, September 25th, 2012

Sunlight Labs CongressOur 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.

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