Today in APIs: Mapbox adds Smart Directions, and 3 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 22nd, 2014

MapBoxMapbox adds a new navigation service for apps. Cloudwords releases APIs and new machine translation capability. Plus: Convergence Innovation competition winners, CA Technologies simplifies enterprise cloud and mobile delivery, and 3 new APIs.


Two Breakout API Categories (And Two Slumpers) of 2014

Adam DuVander, April 22nd, 2014

So far more than 650 APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in 2014 and some new trends are starting to emerge. Some recent popular categories remain near the top of the charts. The financial APIs that put APIs in the mainstream continue to expand, adding about 50 new APIs in the first quarter. A few other categories were less consistent and had extreme rises or falls in popularity.


NIST’s AppVet Tests Apps for Government Use

Eric Carter, April 22nd, 2014

The National Institue of Standards and Technology (NIST), has created created AppVet. AppVet is an open-source tool that IT groups can use to test applications for use on government networks. AppVet was designed to easily integrate with third party apps and tools (e.g. antivirus software, analyzers, vulnerability repositories, etc.) through simple APIs.


Dell Adds Analytics Capability to Boomi Integration Service

Michael Vizard, April 22nd, 2014

Dell wants to reduce the number of common integration errors, the time it takes to fix them, and add new analytics capabilities to the Dell Boomi AtomSphere integration service. Dell Boomi AtomSphere CTO Michael Morton says that when it comes to integration many organizations not only continue to make the same errors over again; they encounter many of the same problems that other organizations have already experienced.


ReliefWeb API Provides Access to Historical and Real-Time Humanitarian Data

Janet Wagner, April 22nd, 2014

ReliefWebReliefWeb, a specialized digital service of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), has announced the release of ReliefWeb API, which provides access to disaster-related data and humanitarian information collected by the UN.


Today in APIs: DPLA Expands Offerings, and 12 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 21st, 2014

Digital Public Library of AmericaDigital Public Library of America adds millions of items that can be accessed through its API. Appy Pie releases API for Kindle Fire. Plus: How Apple dodged the Heartbleed virus with the help of an API, GoogolPlex hack for using voice control, and 12 new APIs.


Developers Emerge as Kingmakers of IT in the Cloud Era

Michael Vizard, April 21st, 2014

While there’s no doubt that the influence of developers has never been greater, a debate is starting to emerge concerning how much power developers now wield across the enterprise. At the Red Hat 2014 Summit last week, Deepak Advani, IBM general manager for cloud and smarter infrastructure, told attendees that developers are now the kingmakers of enterprise IT. To back up that claim Advani noted that not only do developers today decide what APIs will be published, but increasingly they determine what technologies are actually deployed.


TwoTap Streamlines E-Commerce For Mobile App and Website Developers

Guest Author, April 21st, 2014

Two TapI’m an online shopper who loves efficiency and hates filling out forms, so TwoTap’s solution that automates the checkout process across top e-commerce websites immediately grabbed my attention. Not only does TwoTap help automate checkout, but the TwoTap API gives developers a new way to handle referral-based e-commerce. With just a few calls to the API, developers can complete a purchase on a customer’s behalf.


37 New APIs: Eat24, Apperian, and StrikeIron

Melody Clark, April 20th, 2014

This week, we had 37 new APIs added to our API directory including a service that enables medication adherence for prescription drugs, an eCommerce companion application to convert sales, and an interactive music and entertainment platform. We also covered Twitter’s acquisition of Gnip.


Today in APIs: WSO2 to Host Integrated Ecosystem Workshops, and 11 new APIs

Eric Carter, April 18th, 2014

WSO2 is set to host three workshops on integrated ecosystems across three Asia-Pacific cities throughout the month of May. Plus, the role of APIs in cross-border currency transfer and 11 new APIs.


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