Foursquare co-founder launches API on self. Kaiser Permanente starts open health API. Plus: facial recognition on Google Glass banned – but developers persist, WSO2 enables federated access to APIs across multiple entities, and 9 new APIs.
Jawbone opens up platform play with UP platform that integrates with health applications. Followgen creator cries foul before Twitter does. Plus: RentPaidOnline launches its Partner API and 4 new APIs.
Our API directory now includes 91 sports APIs. The newest is the Fanatix API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the FanFeedr Sports News API. We list 13 FanFeedr Sports News mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of sports APIs.
SXSW Interactive is probably best known now for its size. The event is spread through about half a dozen venues around downtown and greater Austin, Texas. And the parties that happen late into the night can be many Texas-sized blocks apart. It was a perfect place to track the activity–and inactivity–of a bunch of techies. Storing real-world data and making it accessible in the cloud is a growing trend, with a number of devices and APIs to facilitate it. Much of the focus so far has been on health, as it was at SXSW.
Our API directory now includes 37 health APIs. The newest is the DailyMed API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Avvo API. We list 2 Avvo mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of health APIs.
BodyMedia provides insight into your body’s physical state through four scientific measurements. It uses a pedometer-like device to measure physical motion and steps, but also has galvanic skin response, skin temperature and heat flux measures. The BodyMedia API will give application developers access to all these metrics on your body’s recent activity. FitBit is in a similar space, but FitBit just doesn’t have as many measurements to use in its applications.
This week we had 29 new APIs added to our API directory including a business conversion tools platform, fitness tracking service, hotel search and booking service, server log management service, uk transit data service, location based audio platform, stock news service. In addition, we provided more in depth coverage of the U.S. census search service and a new designer/developer community. Below is more details on each of these new APIs.