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.
The White House launches a Write API to help third parties set up petitions and deliver them to the We the People website. Stormpulse releases RiskPulse.com to turn risks into opportunities. Plus: Android now supports IR Blasters natively, SOA Software introduces the first datacenter API platform, and 10 new APIs.
SaaS developers get access to Backupify’s cloud-to-cloud API. Google’s solution to the end of the Netscape NPAPI plug-in, a new native messaging API, is due in January. Plus: 7 steps to the perfect API, and 5 new APIs.
Kodak has launched a developer program that delivers an API to enable printing to retail locations. Mobile app developers can integrate the free API into photo-centric apps and print directly to Kodak’s partner retailers. Currently, Bartell Drugs and Target represent the two US retailers to whom the API can point. In Europe, dm-drogerie sits as the first retail partner. Kodak envisions expanding its retail partner base so app developers can print everything from cards to calendars at over 100,000 locations around the world.
Kodak Alaris calls out to App developers with new print API. NeXID’s Fingerprint SDK Plus: first bi-directional API for nonprofit sector is nearing launch, WSO2 brings best practices integration workshop to Auckland, and 12 new APIs.
Facebook updates iOS app to include hashtags and more. Path adds 13 more partners to Nike. Plus: XiLi Mobile to use Google Maps for real estate app, Active Network’s first public 24-hour “HACKTIVE”, and 8 new APIs.
Sunlight Foundation has added an API portal to make government more transparent, as well as an interactive query builder. US government turns to open source for its API management solution. Plus: is API management wagging the dog? Also, Philips combines Hue lightbulbs with API for bright idea, and 14 new APIs.
Pinterest draws back curtain on the future, suggests API is in the wings. SlimSurveys releases API for their entire service and partners with Realtidbit. Plus: Abacus builds an OS for IoT you can count on, Instagram starts blocking third-party Windows Phone app uploads, and 10 new APIs.
AppDirect, cloud service marketplace and management platform, has launched a series of APIs that opens the doors to its entire AppDirect platform. The result of the APIs allows any service provider that desires to open an app marketplace to rely on AppDirect for all of the back-end heavy lifting, so the marketplace developer can concentrate on a customized front-end and end user experience. From sign-on to billing, AppDirect’s entire platform can now drive third party marketplaces.