With 2014 barely two weeks in, wearable technology has already been announced as the trend of the year to watch (pun unintended, but let’s run with it). On the back of industry trade shows including the International CES and National Retail Federation’s BIG Show, wearable tech companies have started the year launching a slew of new products. Smartwatch pioneers and Kickstarter favorites Pebble launched the fashion-conscious Pebble Steel at CES, one of at least 22 new products now jostling for market share. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Thomas Sarlandie, Developer Evangelist at Pebble about the new Pebble appstore and how API developers will be the critical ingredient in a wearable tech company’s future success.
Here is an interview with Scott Gimpel Founder and CEO of FantasyData.com. The site used to be known as NFLdata.com and provides NFL statistics. The site claims to have almost 25 million API calls /month during football season with over 300 developers working with it’s API.
FantasyData.com, NFL statistical data provider, offers the FantasyData NFL API. The API gives developers access to NFL data (e.g. team stats, live scores, season information, box scores, and more). The API targets web and mobile app owners who develop apps for the fantasy football market. Many of the most popular fantasy football apps have already integrated with FantasyData’s APIs.
Twitter seems to be everywhere, from popular restaurants to ESPN and all the way back to the average users looking for their first follower, and you can guarantee if there is a fan there will be a following. With the recent announcement of Twitters planned IPO, of course being announced to the world through a Tweet, means that twitter could soon be a part of every ones business without even having a twitter. As Wall Street will continue to talk about the news, we will take a different approach and highlight what developers are doing with the Twitter API. This week we will take a look at the recent mashups leveraging Twitter.
NFLData.com has taken some aggressive steps to position itself as a market leader in sports data with the release of the NFL Data.com API. Sports data tools – already playing a crucial part in the business side of many international sports – is set to see further demand as fans expect greater access to up-to-the-minute stats and as a new raft of fan and athlete-based startups are created around international and local competitions.
This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 8 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include htm2pdf and Rdio. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Facebook Graph and Google Maps. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Photos (2 APIs, 2 mashups), Social (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Mapping (1 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Getting your news should be a relatively painless process. The sheer amount of it along with the untold number of sources can make it hard to separate the signal from the noise however. With the recent shutdown of Google Reader, many of us are still looking for the best tool to aggregate news. This week we’ll look at a few recent mashups that promise to keep you informed with the latest news. Read below for more details.
February came and went, but not without blessing us with some amazing mashups. Let’s take a look back at some of the great tools that have been submitted to our mashup directory this last month. This group of mashups includes a human translation service, a random video site, and a social exercise site.
GoPollGo is all about creating polls, from running them during presidential debates to coworkers polling each other on where to go for lunch. It has two APIs. One is a public read-only API free to anyone. The other is private, in beta that allows third parties to create polls. Clients such as ESPN, Netflix, Hotels.com, Robert Scoble, AppleInsider and The Weather Channel, use GoPollGo to track opinions on their brands and businesses.