The APIWorld and DataWeek events are currently taking place in San Francisco with a mix of API providers and developers, C-level enterprise representatives, and marketers all vying for attention. It is a mixed bag of attendance with over 4,000 participants expected, although the close proximity of the event to the timing of the API Strategy Conference being hosted at the end of the month, also in San Francisco, may be causing some lack of cohesion in the type of audience attending. Key themes include the growth of services aimed at supporting developers, the limited creativity of using realtime data and the slippery task of defining a viable API business model.
CanvasPop’s new Photo Printing API has already won the hearts and minds of big name photo and image partners like 500px, East Coast pixels (creators of the Photo Toaster app) and Selfless Portraits. Now, any web or mobile developer can integrate the photo-to-canvas printing API into their service delivery and automate canvas printing direct to the end-customer.
This week we had 37 new APIs added to our API directory including an accessible directory with over 500 Absolut Vodka recipes, an application that allows developers to add activity feeds to their applications, a URL shortening application for emails, websites, and images. In addition, we profiled a cloud hosting monitoring service.
The Pearson student coding contest is rolling through November 30th. Google will drop Netscape Plugin API. Plus: the NordicAPIs conference recap, former US CTO points to APIs as a crucial key to unlocking government data, and 4 new APIs.