Context.IO, an e-mail API provider, has announced a “lite” version of its popular Context.IO API. The Context.IO Lite API is not a replacement for the original API. Rather, Context.IO Lite started as a small project to improve Webhook performance. The potential of Lite quickly made itself known, so Context.IO decided to fully develop the Lite version and has now launched a beta version.
AEC Hackathon — the hackathon for the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry — is set to host its second hackathon (1.1) this weekend, March 14–16. Last November, more than 100 tech and AEC gurus came together for the first AEC Hackathon, and the second go-around aims to build on the success of the first event. In an industry that is historically resistant to change through technology, the AEC Hackathon looks to break the mold and push innovation.
When it comes to the cloud, there is no shortage of platforms and associated APIs that developers need to watch when deploying their applications. Not only do developers need to ensure that an application is compatible with a specific set of cloud APIs, they also need to make sure the application stays compatible over time as APIs evolve and change.
Launching a new streaming music service in 2014 is not for the faint of heart. Companies like Spotify and Pandora have significant market share, Apple entered the space in 2013 with the launch of iRadio, and electronics giant Samsung wants in on the action, too.
Augmented reality applications are in demand as businesses try to create an application experience that is truly memorable. The Autonomy unit of Hewlett-Packard created Aurasma to enable building those types of application. The Aurasma content management system exposes triggers through which videos, images or 3D models are automatically launched.
Beats Music’s API launched. Overview of 25 health care APIs. Plus: Apple and Google spar over maps in Carplay, and interoperability plans for Google genomics.
StatCounter, a Web site analytics provider that tracks billions of page views each month across more than 3 million Web sites, launched its first API for paying StatCounter subscribers in February.
Nielsen, the media-measurement juggernaut, announced that it is opening up its API for the first time. Nielsen made the announcement alongside many other groundbreaking launches and promotions as SXSW continues to heat up. With coverage in more than 100 countries, Nielsen maintains a treasure trove of data that developers have long been eager to get their hands on. With the API release, developers can begin to build applications directly off data that is generated and maintained by Nielsen.
As a translation service powered by human translators and accessed via an API, Gengo has a fairly unique business model—an API-as-product that uses the API to engage a human workforce to carry out sophisticated business processes.
This week, we had 39 new APIs added to our API directory including an online advertising platform, a shopping cart and audit service, and a marketing and engagement analysis platform. We also discussed Telegram and WhatsApp, whether or not Telegram can beat WhatsApp with a public API.