Aylien’s Text Analysis API Makes Sense of the Internet

Amy Castor, February 20th, 2014

The Internet is a ransacked library with piles of books and manuscripts reaching up to the ceiling and beyond. If you want to know what people are saying about you, your product or your business, how do you find the relevant information? Aylien, a startup based in Dublin, has the answer. The company has just released a text analysis API that lets you mine huge volumes of raw text for useful information.

Scoreoid Aims to Gamify the World Using APIs

Ajay Ohri, January 27th, 2014

ScoreoidHere is an interview with Scoreoid founder and CEO, Almog Koren. Scoreoid allows you to gamify apps using the Scoreoid API and backend as a service. With 3000+ games and almost 1.8 billion monthly sessions- this is one API startup that seems to be going places.

CR8 Aims to Ride 3D Printing into Mainstream

Eric Carter, January 2nd, 2014

Last month, ProgrammableWeb caught up with Alessandro Usseglio Viretta of CR8 • CREATE who deployed the first 3D printing API on Mashape. Three-dimensional printing continues to dominate headlines and cause disruption. As we close 2013, PW followed up with Viretta to discuss his API and get some insight into an emerging technology that is bound to stir the waters in 2014.

Today in APIs: We Heart It’s New API, and 23 New APIs

Greg Bates, December 23rd, 2013

We Heart ItPhoto-based social networking site We Heart It launches an API. The Currency Cloud’s API smooths international transactions across currencies. Plus: the first 3D printing API is up at Mashape, and 23 new APIs.

Scrape.it Describes a Better Way to Extract Data

Ajay Ohri, December 20th, 2013

We have covered Web scraping before. As the amount of data that can be captured from the web increases, developers increasingly need a way to handle huge quantities of data downloads from the internet, both structured as well as unstructured. The basic underlying problem in creating custom scrapers is that websites often differ in the basic variety of formats, so a scraper that runs smoothly on some websites may return junk results on other websites.

Today in APIs: USDA Launches Seven New APIs, and 10 New APIs

Eric Carter, December 13th, 2013

ERS/USDA Per Capita Food Availability DataThe USDA has launched seven new APIs through its Economic Research Service (ERS). On the heals of the Firefox 26 release, Mozilla has added Firefox 27 to its Beta Channel. Plus: 10 ways your ecommerce business can use APIs and 10 new APIs.

DeveloperWeek Launches Crowdsourced Awards Program

Mark Boyd, December 13th, 2013

In preparation for next February’s DeveloperWeek, organizers have launched an awards program to identify best-in-category developer tools, including best API Infrastructure and Best API Service. Award nominations are still open for API providers and toolmakers who want to see their product included in the vote, and all ProgrammableWeb readers are encouraged to share their opinions in the crowdsourced voting system. ProgrammableWeb spoke with DeveloperWeek organizer Geoff Domoracki about the launch of the awards program.

Exclusive Interview: App Store Analytics API

Ajay Ohri, December 4th, 2013

Stats iOS is a service that focuses on extended statistics of Apple’s App Store. Here is an interview with Igor Korsakov, co-founder of this interesting API startup. In this free wheeling interview Igor introduces us to “grey” App Store Search Engine Optimization. The idea is SEO extended to Apple App Store results.

APIs Enter 3d Printing Industry

Ajay Ohri, November 29th, 2013

3D Printing is the process of making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many successive layers of a material. For more than a year, according to Google Trends, 3D printing has been catching the attention of tech media and consumers alike. It has also created it’s own set of specialized publishing magazines including 3ders.org and 3dprintingindustry.com. In fact Gartner placed consumer 3D printing at the top of the Hype-Cycle for Emergent Technologies, 2013. Clearly, this technology is moving fast.

APImetrics Launches Service To Monitor, Test Actual API Performance

Janet Wagner, November 21st, 2013

APImetricsAPImetrics 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.

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