Google Cloud Platform is positioning itself as a major player to help mobile developers get off the block fast. While the platform was complete in terms of its Compute Engine (IaaS), App Engine (PaaS) and cloud services (Storage, Big Query, etc), developers still had to do the work of connecting the pieces. If you were a mobile developer who wanted a quick starter application in the Google cloud, you had to figure out the pieces. Similarly, if you were looking to expose your app engine applications as a bunch of REST-based services that would scale to heavy loads and work across multiple mobile devices, you had to work on your application to do so.
Standard Treasury wants to bring banks up to speed with the modern era. The Silicon Valley startup is developing a white label collection of APIs and webhooks that will allow commercial banks to give customers access to core banking services in their apps and backends.
CityDeals.com, local/national deal and discount finder, enables developers to access its deals database via the CityDeals API. Third party apps can feature daily deals and discounts, or provide a searchable interface of CityDeals.com’s entire portfolio of discounts. CityDeals.com partners with retailers and service providers around the globe to provide an expansive offer of discounts applicable on a national scale or at the local level.
Of the many APIs we published this week, twelve were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those twelve, which include the SongMeanings API. SongMeanings is a social entertainment platform that allows users to follow their favorite artist and search/ debate the underlying lyrical meaning of songs. The site boasts over 1,800,000 licensed tracks, all of which encourage their users to contribute any lyrics the site does not have. The SongMeanings API makes the database accessible to developers who can retrieve song meanings by song ID numbers. To learn more about the SongMeanings API visit the SongMeanings site as well as the SongMeanings API blog post.
Balanced, online payments solutions provider, has launched a new API: Balanced Payouts. The new API allows developers to integrate next day ACH deposits into existing apps and web properties. The next day deposit functionality was previously available through Balanced’s full marketplace payments platform; however, after considering customer feedback, the company decided to offer the functionality as a standalone product.
This week we had 57 new APIs added to our API directory including an international discount hotel room search service, an online billing system, an esport event tools, a mobile advertising service, a hosted survey and questionnaire service, a spam-resistant short-term contact service and a french banking application service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Google Places Developer API Challenge announces winners. Admob API new release asks developers to upgrade to newer API by March to continue serving Ads. Plus: mGive, Twilio and Heroku join forces to launch Hotline to save The Poet of El Barrio and 09 new APIs.
Huddle has announced the addition of a Google Chrome Extension. Twilio released the details of 3 new resources that give developers much needed support. Plus: Two new ways to add location intelligence to your apps, using an enterprise-ready content management API improves collaboration, and 13 new APIs.
MyFitnessPal goes down the API route to integrate devices and applications. Facebook World HACK 2012 sees 300+ apps built. Google Play Developer Console new version is now publicly available to all but still lacks an API. Plus: SAP’s in-memory Database HANA One is now available for production use on AWS, Apigee / Layer 7 Simplify API Development and 13 New APIs