DeveloperWeek has started in San Francisco, promising to offer a wide range of activities during the week, including two days of packed conference sessions, coding workshops, tech start-up open days, and evening hiring mixers. To kick start the week of events, DeveloperWeek hosted a hackathon at the Rackspace offices in San Francisco’s SoMa district.
In a previous post I covered six great ways to engage your API community. It was based on seeing thousands of APIs—some that received developer attention and some that fell flat. Now I have dug into ProgrammableWeb’s directory to find the features that really seem to make a difference. Comparing the top 100 APIs to the rest of the pack, it’s clear that community support is a huge differentiator.
Social Data has become critical to developing business strategies, marketing brands and products, and gaining insights into consumers’ thought processes and buying patterns. The availability of real-time social data, along with the growing trend of Data as a Service (DaaS), has led to the development of platforms that provide business-critical social data on demand. Many platforms not only provide access to streams of social data, but incorporate business intelligence (BI) technologies and analytics capabilities as well.
Of the many APIs we published this week, seven were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll illuminate those seven by throwing them into the spotlight. The eight included the Cloudifier API. Cloudifier allows users to create web applications without writing all the code. Instead they use the Cloudifier business programing language to create a solution, which Cloudifier then generates into a web application. All of the Cloudifier functionalities are attainable through the Cloudifier API, giving developers the same power to create applications as normal users. To learn more about the Cloudifier API visit the Cloudifier site as well as the Cloudifier API blog post.
Sometimes what is happening now is not as important as what happened then. I am speaking of the past and how it can help you piece events together. This what makes Gnip’s newest Twitter search API so powerful.
Gnip, a social media data aggregation platform and social media API, has announced that the company has added six new social data sources to the Gnip Enterprise Data Collector product. The six public APIs that have been added to the platform include bitly, Instagram, Reddit, Stack Overflow, Panaramio and Plurk.
Facebook provides API to manage comment threads. Google SMS and voice integration. Plus: Gnip adds six new social data sources available via Public API and advertising and In-App Messaging APIs added to the AT&T API Platform.
YouTube has integrated with Gengo and Translated.net to allow seamless caption translation. The LinkedIn API has moved to OAuth 2.0. Plus: StackMob launches enterprise API marketplace, Rackspace open sources PHP SDK for OpenCloud, and 8 new APIs.