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.
Lambda Labs provides a much needed replacement to the Face.com Facial Recognition API. Google announced API downtime that goes beyond the immediate future. Facebook spotlights Tripl. Plus: An app expands collaboration tools in LinkedIn Groups, a Cool interactive map mashup of US Presidential Election and 11 New APIs.
GraphEffect, a collaboration platform for social media marketers, announced that users will have access to its platform via the GraphEffect API. Collaboration platforms have gained greater adoption recently (e.g. Yammer, Podio, Chatter, e.g.). However, GraphEffect finds that the bulk of these platforms are designed for use within a single firm. GraphEffect Co-founder and CEO, James Borrow, argues that many projects require collaborative efforts between multiple companies and hopes that delivering GraphEffect’s platform via an API will:
Our API directory now includes 144 office APIs. The newest is the Practice Fusion API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Salesforce.com API. We list 45 Salesforce.com mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of office APIs.
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What do you think will happen if you bring the best minds in photography, photo-editing, web design and computer science together? Chances are that it could give rise to the next set of imaging applications that could much further than what Instagram has achieved. If it sounds interesting, you do not want to miss the Photo Hack Day 3 being organized by Aviary, the photo-editing API platform for web and mobile.
Our API directory now includes 63 CRM APIs. The newest is the PingGiant API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Salesforce API. We list 44 Salesforce mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of CRM APIs.
For the past few years there has been a sharp rise in self-employed workers as well as workers who perform the majority of their duties from home. Many companies have workers scattered across the globe, making efficient online communication and collaboration an absolute necessity. This post highlights several feature packed and versatile online project management and collaboration platforms.
Earlier this month Podio added Google Docs support. Now the collaboration platform has added another line to its file upload dialog. As we pointed out earlier, there’s plenty of room for further file integrations. There is also an opportunity for Podio to expand its Podio API to allow developers to do the work for them.