A book about open data, to be released in January—and the launch of a pilot website showcasing open data businesses—both forecast a big year for open data in 2014, and highlight the importance of APIs in powering this new wave of innovation. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Joel Gurin, author of Open Data Now, and reviewed some of the businesses that make up the preliminary Open Data 500 list.
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 included the WhateverWeb API. The WhateverWeb API gives developers access to the mobile developers toolkit via API calls. Specifically, the API is aimed to help developers take their websites and make them more adaptive, adding scalability and mobile optimization to their once exclusively web browser based sites. To learn more about the WhateverWeb API visit the WhateverWeb site as well as the WhateverWeb API blog post.
Want to invest in Europe? Which companies? The Duedil API brings a simple answer to a complex problem: carrying out due diligence. How can you calculate the goodwill value if, for example, you don’t have a handle on the parameters of their intellectual property? Duedil has it.
Duedil API widens its reach with company information from 20 additional countries across Europe. Box Developers can now take advantage of its HIPAA Compliance Plus: Khronos to create Camera Control Open Standard API and 9 new APIs.
This week we had 108 new APIs added to our API directory including a video editing service, information genome platform, integration as a service platform, secure website login service and building and energy monitoring service. In addition we covered an extremely simple blogging service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Facebook allows groups to be formed in a new and interesting way. Kekanto reveals Brazilian local search with Google Maps. Plus: Winners of Google Analytics Hackathon, get paid via the Active.com Campgrounds API, and 20 new APIs.