Hackers across the country are getting ready to participate in the first annual National Day of Civic Hacking which will take place in over 80 cities on June 1st and 2nd, 2013. The two day event will bring together citizens, developers, government agencies and entrepreneurs to create applications using publicly available APIs and datasets, to help solve a civic or social problem impacting the local community.
Glympse, a service that allows GPS-enabled mobile phone users to temporarily share their location in real-time, has announced the availability of the Glympse platform allowing developers the ability to integrate real-time, temporary location sharing into third-party web and mobile applications. Glympse has also made available SDKs for iOS and Android as well as REST based APIs for use in websites and web based applications.
This week we had 98 new APIs added to our API directory including an online dictionary, enterprise collaboration and social networking service, White House petition data, campaign management service, and standardized open data resource. In addition we covered a new API status board. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
karmadata, a collaborative information service and platform, announced the launch of the new karmadata website and industry data platform at the 2013 Data 2.0 Summit that took place in San Francisco on April 30th. In addition, karmadata announced the launch of the brand new karmadata API that provides developers access to standardized linked data sets for specific industries including Energy, Healthcare, Legal, Technology and Socioeconomics.
Digium phone App engine. Workshare extends secure file sharing to developers. Plus: B2N Open-Sources Data APIs, Cardflight makes accepting mobile payments easier, and 12 new APIs.
Dwolla is an extremely innovative Payment API and the site allows you to transfer money with one of the least payment charges. We have covered Dwolla before here. Here is an interview with Michael Schonfeld, Developer Evangelist of Dwolla API.
The need to reduce your carbon footprint is more important that ever before. One of the key areas targeted to help reduce that is to not just ask car drivers to create fuel-efficient cars but also instill a driving discipline that can help drivers save fuel. Ford Motor Company aims to do just that via its Personalized Fuel-Efficiency App Challenge, a contest that invites developers to create mobile applications to help customers optimize their “personal” fuel-economy performance.
The ProgrammableWeb directory marches toward quintuple digits. Having just passed 9,000 APIs, the next milestone ahead looks even bigger. Of course, all the recent milestones look huge compared to the directory at the end of 2005, when it sat at just 105 APIs. In addition to continuing the rise of the enterprise, the latest APIs show mobile as a driving force. At least two previously locked-down categories, payments and messaging, are now being changed by APIs.
This week we had 45 new APIs added to our API directory including a crowdsourced online task assistance service, managed hosting solutions, social network profiling tool, workforce management service and multi-channel messaging service. In addition we covered and API that helps analysts evaluate intelligence data. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Ebook Glue creates simple publishing tools that ease the process of readying content for electronic reading devices. Its flagship product, the Ebook Glue API, constitutes a straightforward tool that converts content to an ebook that its easily read on an ereader (iPad, Kindle, Nook, iPhone, Android device, etc.). As long as the content can be sent over HTTP, Ebook Glue can convert content to an ebook.