Code for Seattle and other civic hackathons this weekend. Cyborgs and self-aware robots to start demanding equal access to APIs? Plus: WSO2 Rome workshop on implementing an API in an SOA, Smart API is released, and 6 new APIs.
ProgrammableWeb has covered Zapier from its early days a few years ago to its continued innovation and success. Today, Zapier took another major leap forward with the release of its new Zapier Developer Platform. We caught up with Zapier co-founder and CEO, Wade Foster, on the eve of the platform launch.
Last month, ProgrammableWeb reported that KidoZen, a leading enterprise mobile middleware provider, had released the KidoZen Enterprise Systems APIs platform which allows developers to seamlessly integrate corporate and enterprise systems into mobile applications. KidoZen has just announced the availability of Salesforce.com APIs as part of the KidoZen mBaaS platform which will now allow developers to integrate Salesforce.com platform features into enterprise mobile applications.
Seed-funded San Francisco startup Ink has launched a new development framework that connects apps and data within an iOS device. In contrast to API integration platform as a service offerings, Ink links app tasks locally on an end user’s iPhone or iPad.
KidoZen, a leading enterprise mobile middleware provider, announced the release of the KidoZen Enterprise Systems APIs platform which allows developers to seamlessly integrate corporate and enterprise systems into mobile applications. The platform consists of a new group of Enterprise APIs which includes Podio, NetSuite, Salesforce, SAP, SharePoint and many others.
There is a category of vendors on the rise in the API space; Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). The term is fairly new and there is some debate as to the definition and features of vendors that would be classified in the iPaaS category. This post is an overview of iPaaS and features several vendors that offer iPaaS solutions.
There is a lot happening regarding APIs in the Nordic countries. A big driver in this development is the Open Data movement fueled by the European Union PSI directive, that encourages countries to make public sector information available. A great example of open public data is the API from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute (and related API from yr.no), which is one of the most popular non-US weather APIs in the world. There are also startups like danish Podio and swedish Spotify that are using APIs as an integral part of their services and their marketing.
APIs enable incredible customization. No longer are customers locked into a specific interface or feature set: they can modify and augment core functionality as they see fit. It is incredibly liberating, but just deploying any old API isn’t enough. You need to really understand how people use your API. Luckily, you can group most API usage into one of two buckets: reading and writing.
Tap into Intuit’s Financial Data Service. Xero API to recognize Top developer. Plus: A FastCompany article provides great Mashup ideas, Dutch Parliament Opens Treasure Trove of Data, GENFuzion Developer Challenge, and 20 new APIs.