The initial buzz at drinks for the end of day one of API Strategy and Practice was: “Our minds have been blown.” The audience response is evident from three talks yesterday at API Strategy and Practice in Amsterdam. Presentations aimed at developers moved from a global rethink of what coding actually is (Mike Amundsen) to how to think and manage APIs as the core unit in distributed systems (John Sheehan) to a best practice daily toolkit for developers writing code and integrating APIs (Bruno Pedro).
Civic APIs are in the spotlight across the two days of API Strategy and Practice being held in Amsterdam. Workshops, several panel sessions, keynote speakers, and fireside chats are all focused directly on how cities are opening up their data and introducing APIs into the ways they work with citizens and local businesses. Even discussions of the Internet of Things or realtime data are expected to reference the progress being made by cities to become smarter by using APIs.
More and more companies are devoting more and more of their advertising budgets to digital channels such as search, social, and mobile. And for good reason: In many if not most cases, you can’t effectively reach your customers if you ignore the digital channels that are used on a daily basis by countless individuals.
As a translation service powered by human translators and accessed via an API, Gengo has a fairly unique business model—an API-as-product that uses the API to engage a human workforce to carry out sophisticated business processes.
This week, we had 39 new APIs added to our API directory including an online advertising platform, a shopping cart and audit service, and a marketing and engagement analysis platform. We also discussed Telegram and WhatsApp, whether or not Telegram can beat WhatsApp with a public API.
Locaid launches first multi-state poker pact API. Google Wallet Instant Buy API makes your wallet…lighter. Plus: Parasoft enhances mobile API testing, and Google and Intel release x86 emulator with Google APIs.
Street Repairs API makes service of spotting problems easy, popular. AdStage launches platform API. Plus: API design tooling, SeriousBit launches NetBalancer, and 5 new APIs.
This week, we had 40 new APIs added to our API directory including a customer engagement marketing platform, a gamification stack, and a sports betting line provider. We also covered how developers and the government are partnering to create next generation mobile applications.
RxREVU has announced a medication optimization API to reduce costs and improve outcomes. Aylien launched a Text Analysis API. Plus, WSO2 releases white paper on building an ecosystem for API security and 9 new APIs.
Galaxy S5 Fingerprint API open to developers. IBM’s Watson now available via API. Plus: RIP Mantle API, Facebook miss opportunity to control the world, and 9 new APIs.