Instagram may be looking to find its location data from Facebook, dislocating Foursquare. Pitney Bowes and IBM to cooperate using PB’s location services APIs with IBM’s cloud platform. Plus: Google’s cloud platform adds new features and price cuts, security breach created as users publish Amazon Web services keys on Github, and 8 new APIs.
Of the many APIs we published this week, fifteen were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those fifteen, which included the The Xchangeonline API. The Xchangeonline API is a tool that provides developers with currency conversion and rounding functionalities that can be integrated into their applications. Developers simply request the URL, specifying the desired function, the amount, the current currency, the desired currency, and of course their API key. The service can convert between 100 different currencies worldwide with the option of more currencies given a more expensive plan.
Billing clients and managing invoices and payments is time consuming and probably not the most enjoyable part of running a business. Pancake is a self-hosted online business suite that makes the whole process a lot easier. This application allows users to invoice clients online, manage projects from proposal to completion and more. Pancake provides the Pancake API that allows users to access this functionality through HTML.
This week we had 56 new APIs added to our API directory including a data warehouse service, checklist creation service, SMS and MMS messaging service, application development for vehicles platform and health claim transaction information service. We also covered an API that helps streamline fleet management. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
When Apple announced the API powered Siri feature, many started asking the same question we did when Siri was just an app mashup: where’s the Siri API? While Apple hasn’t added one, we now list a SIRI API, but it’s not the one you want to see.
Twitter added some features to its Search API to bring it up to snuff with the flagship Twitter API. At the same time, it brings the context of a tweet to the place where users likely need it most. Twitter first announced entity additions to the search API response in October, but it went live Thursday, with one extra nugget: in_reply_to_status_id.
In the United States, today is Thanksgiving. Many will gather with family and gorge themselves on turkey, the traditional meat of this holiday. Bellies full, many developers might begin thinking of food and drink-themed apps to build over the holiday weekend. We’ve decided to give them some ideas and inspiration.