With morning sessions now completed at day one of APIdays Paris, themes are already beginning to emerge. As the API economy matures, it is reflecting the same growing pains that wider industry has had to adjust to over a long period of time. Two of the key words being heard so far today are “reuse” and “cross-region”.
Google Compute Engine is now Generally Available to Developers. GCE offers Linux Virtual Machines, where you can host your applications, powered by Google’s infrastructure. The service was first announced at I/O 2012 and has seen consistent announcements in terms of features, performance benchmarks, security and a host of network infrastructure capabilities over the year.
It’s easy to forget that private APIs are the norm. Putting together the right public/private API strategy requires identifying the risks and needs of your business, and making smart moves to take things in the right direction.
An API makes IBM’s Watson publicly accessible: it’s not just elementary. Google is using Cloud Endpoints to connect mobile developers to the cloud. Plus: Restlet raises $2M with APISpark, Google opens up spectrum database API for TV whitespace, and 10 new APIs.
It may not have been the zombie apocalypse, but the recent government shutdown stopped the flow of open data via APIs and raised questions about how API developers and API providers can best handle a crisis in future. Now, 21 days later, we examine the impact and fallout of the shutdown, and look at how a similar situation could be avoided in both the US and anywhere that developers are making use of government open data in their API workflows.
The White House launches a Write API to help third parties set up petitions and deliver them to the We the People website. Stormpulse releases RiskPulse.com to turn risks into opportunities. Plus: Android now supports IR Blasters natively, SOA Software introduces the first datacenter API platform, and 10 new APIs.
Stormpulse, a weather intelligence company, has launched a risk management solution (i.e. Riskpulse) which includes an API that third parties can integrate with existing systems: the Pulse API. Riskpulse moves beyond weather related risks to business. Riskpulse constitutes a comprehensive risk management solution that delivers insight into crime rates, travel alerts, environmental risks, and more.
As another week comes to a close, we take a look back at some of the APIs that caught our attention. This week there were 43 APIs added to our directory this week and our team picked the ones that stood out.
This week we had 43 new APIs added to our API directory including a service aimed to help government agencies utilize the internet to promote openness and citizen participation, an application to inform gym users of how busy the gym is, and a recipe database search engine. In addition, we profiled a savings account core processing platform.