Pinterest API continues to be elusive. Ringadoc API streamlines out of office communication between doctors and patients. Plus: SlickText.com readies for an API launch next week and 10 new APIs.
Global interest in hackathons is growing fast, with many events booking out shortly after being announced. Developers keen to test out new skills in real world environments, and entrepreneurs who want to connect with a readily assembled network of do-ers are driving global growth in hackathon events. And with more businesses looking to use hackathons as a way to evangelize their APIs, there’s no sign that this trend will slow down any time soon.
One day, you might be doing your holiday shopping from your car. Elastic Path believes the future of digital commerce will follow the shopping experience, going beyond websites to a new era of smart devices, even ones inside your car. The Vancouver-based ecommerce company just received $8 million in financing, which will go toward supporting the company’s Cortex API, a hypermedia platform that extends the shopping experience to multiple devices. Toronto’s Wellington Financial provided the financing.
Vidyo’s VidyoConferencing 3.0 is a major release including a new desktop conferencing system, a sharing and collaboration system, and two new room system form factors. One of the most interesting features is Vidyoweb that works in browsers to include users of IM clients such as Skype and Google and streamlined experience for guest users on the system.
Practical Management Solutions and Insights (PMSI) has launched an open-source API project for business analytics: dimple. Dimple aims to open up the flexibility and power of d3 to analysts. With little d3 knowledge needed, the dimple API gives analysts access to the tools capable of creating dynamic graphical representations of datasets.
The World Wide Web can be a charlatan’s playground with the potential of accessing reams of personal details and passwords to exploit as they please. Of course, there are secure solutions in place and we can all do our bit to ensure our information remains safe, but in some cases, fraud manages to succeed. Socure is an identity fraud detection service aimed at providing organisations or website owners with the tools to help prevent fraud and ensure that their customers are who they say they are. Socure’s API makes it possible to integrate this functionality into websites and applications.
Our API directory now includes 40 reviews APIs. The newest is the Open Game API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Shopzilla API. We list 27 Shopzilla mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of reviews APIs.
Elastic Path raises $8 milloon for Commerce Everywhere API platform. Keek launches API program. Plus: automating the connections between humans and machines in the API economy, Nuvo releases new API for wireless audio system, and 15 new APIs.
At its very core, Framebase constitutes an API for video. The Framebase API enables developers to easily add video to an application without the hassles that usually accompany video. Whether an app needs to record, play, or upload a video; Framebase empowers apps with attractive video capabilities. The Framebase team created Framebase purely out of personal frustration with adding and maintaining video within other apps. Accordingly the team created Framebase: “Framebase is programmatic video.”
The United States’ White House has developed a set of API standards they are hoping will be used across all government agencies. The standards were developed following a number of API releases, including the White House’s We The People API that allows citizen petition collection and lodgement. The new API standards document naming conventions, minimum requirements, and best practices for RESTful interfaces, while also acknowledging the importance of offering a “positive developer experience” through their API releases.