If you weren’t at the #VegasHack public data hackathon on Saturday, February 23, 2013, you sure missed an “open data” great time. Vegas Hack and Code For America collaborated to bring a civic innovation hackathon for people dedicated to finding new solutions to address real issues in the community.
Google has just announced the introduction of the Google Plus Sign-In, a new feature of the Google Plus platform that allows developers using the Google Plus API to add a secure sign-in to their web and mobile applications.
Some developers don’t just love code that runs–they also like to get out and run, themselves. And, because they’re developers, they love to collect statistics and track their progress over time. If you’re one of those people, good news: online service MyFitnessPal has provided the MyFitnessPal API to help its users bring together all their data from various devices and apps in a single place.
MyFitnessPal goes down the API route to integrate devices and applications. Facebook World HACK 2012 sees 300+ apps built. Google Play Developer Console new version is now publicly available to all but still lacks an API. Plus: SAP’s in-memory Database HANA One is now available for production use on AWS, Apigee / Layer 7 Simplify API Development and 13 New APIs
In partnership with DataWeek, we’re organizing a half day event next Wednesday, September 26, in San Francisco. Though we usually look at the overall API universe, we’re focusing in on just social APIs, which still gives us plenty to discuss. There’s an exciting lineup of talks from API providers, API thinkers and API consumers (some are all three). We’re inviting our bay area-based readers to join us for this event and the rest of DataWeek.
Our API directory now includes 91 sports APIs. The newest is the Fanatix API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the FanFeedr Sports News API. We list 13 FanFeedr Sports News mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of sports APIs.
This week we had 72 new APIs added to our API directory including an app gamification tool, flight booking service, targeted call back service, contact list management service, global church locator service, credit card payment service and a cycling social network. Below is more detail on each of these new APIs.
SXSW Interactive is probably best known now for its size. The event is spread through about half a dozen venues around downtown and greater Austin, Texas. And the parties that happen late into the night can be many Texas-sized blocks apart. It was a perfect place to track the activity–and inactivity–of a bunch of techies. Storing real-world data and making it accessible in the cloud is a growing trend, with a number of devices and APIs to facilitate it. Much of the focus so far has been on health, as it was at SXSW.
Our API directory now includes 37 health APIs. The newest is the DailyMed API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Avvo API. We list 2 Avvo mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of health APIs.
RunKeeper, a maker of health and fitness tracking software, has made its Health Graph API available to the public after a closed beta with a small group of developers. The new API provides access to RunKeeper Health Graph — a system of individual health connections that create digital map of an individual’s personal health. The Health Graph provides a record of the evolution of an individual’s health, including a snapshot of their current physical condition, how this has evolved over time, and how social interactions may have influenced activities and behaviors.