Luc Julia, former boss of Siri development at Apple, is now demonstrating SAMI, or the Samsung Architecture for Multimodal Interactions. Plus: AppGyver integrates Appbackr Xchange API for porting apps, how APIs facilitate open source branding, and 18 new APIs.
With winners announced and organizers now regrouping to analyze the next stages, the Novartis mHealth Challenge – held last weekend in San Francisco and giving away over $40,000 in prize money – has demonstrated that for developers looking to aggregate APIs together into a health-focused, consumer-facing end-product, there is still plenty of room to enter the growing market. ProgrammableWeb spoke to Cheryl Cheng, one of the organizers of the hackathon and winners from Sense.ly to see what other API developers can learn from the outcomes.
Salutron, the maker of the LifeTrak activity tracker, is launching a public API, so that developers can now interact with LifeTrak data in their own apps. The LifeTrak API supports Android and iOS applications and all current and future LifeTrak activity trackers with Bluetooth. The data you get with the API includes heart rate, all day calorie burn, all day steps, distance, sleep and actigraphy (rest and activity cycles).
Jawbone, the company that lets you track daily activities through a small UP wristband, announced Thursday it is opening up its UP developer platform to the world. Developers everywhere can now interact with Jawbone data in their own products and services.
Mobile platform Appcelerator has just acquired API integration management service, Singly, for an undisclosed amount in a move that is expected to turn heads and raise eyebrows in the mobile enterprise application sector.
This week we had 49 new APIs added to our API directory including a movement activity tracking application, online calendar service, cloud-based MySQL database, RSS reader service and image recognition service. We also covered an API to help keep crowdfunding safe and how to increase engagement with the Newsweaver API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Getting in the right amount of daily exercise is important for general health, but how many of us know exactly how active we are on a daily basis? How much do we actually move and how can we track it? Moves is an application that transforms your iPhone into a portable movement tracker; a handy tool that is a combination of the kind of functionalities you’d find in other gadgets and apps such as Nike+ fuelband, Fitbit, Runkeeper, Runtastic etc. Moves also provides the Moves API that allows developers to access this functionality and integrate it with other applications.
Google Analytics’ Content Experiments API. SOA Software’s Lifecycle Manager for APIs. Plus: Cloud Machine Translation Platform releases an API, Mastercard fraud scoring API picked up by Klount, and 10 new APIs.
This week we had 42 new APIs added to our directory and our staff picked their favorites. Among them include Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai’s personal API, a market research application, access to US foreign policy records and a video interviewing API. Read below for more information on each.
This week we had 42 new APIs added to our API directory including a text and sentiment analysis service, mobile push notification service, QR code management platform, video format conversion service and a bitcoin exchange service. In addition we also covered the Animetrics face recognition API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.