In a rare API conference event appearance, Twitter graced the stage at last week’s APIDays Paris. The social giant shared some insight into current API usage among third-party developers and gave some read-between-the-lines signs of how it intends to work with API partners in future.
One Hour Translation launches API for its Translation Memory Cloud (TMC). The G Adventures API integrates small group tours with third party apps. Plus: SmartBear Software Acquires Lucierna, and 11 new APIs.
HTML5 APIs help developers write mobile web applications that provide native application features. While this may suffice to a large extent for a certain class of applications, often it is found that there is a requirement to integrate one or more device (native) capabilities in these mobile web applications.
Today Mashery, an Intel Company announced their acquisition of Hacker League, the world’s largest platform for hackathon organizers. Created in late 2011, over the last two years Hacker League has helped run over 450 hackathons worldwide. The move will allow Hacker League to reach an ever wider audience. Mashery at the same time gets the opportunity to invest in a hackathon management tool that meets the growing demand of their Enterprise customer base.
HTML5 and its APIs have gone a long way toward making Web applications compete with native applications. A key area in which HTML5 has seen the maximum attention from developers has been in its support for media technologies. Developers have used HTML5 audio and video APIs in tremendously innovative ways. However, it has not been an easy ride, with developers complaining about the lack of support for complex audio and video functions.
For the developer seeking to experiment efficiently with social APIs, O’Reilly’s 2nd Edition of “Mining the Social Web” is a truly outstanding resource.
Author Matthew A. Russell drops the developer right into the sandbox of each social network (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ are particularly emphasized, as you would expect) with just the right amount of explanation about what’s accessible via each dataset, and then clears out all the obstacles so they can start data mining against very clear examples.
APImetrics has announced the launch of the APImetrics API Performance Test Solution, a new kind of end-to-end API testing and monitoring service that tests an API’s functionality and speed of response using complex, authenticated API calls. Most API testing services typically check to see if an API is online by pinging the API address and then reporting the latency of the ping. Using API calls allows the APImetrics service to provide comprehensive monitoring and analysis of the actual performance of APIs.
Distimo has opened its API that grants developers access to its app store analytics data. OpenEd has released an API that allows integration of its educational resource catalog to third parties. Plus, the Census Bureau updates its API with 2010-2012 data, and 6 new APIs.
Atlassian, a leading collaboration software provider, has announced the official release of version 2.0 Bitbucket REST APIs, which includes a brand new Pull Request API, new functionality and other improvements.