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.


Twitter’s Acquisition of Gnip Highlights Rise of Aggregators in DaaS Market

Patricio Robles, April 17th, 2014

On Tuesday, social media giant Twitter announced that it is buying Data as a Service (DaaS) provider Gnip for an undisclosed amount. Gnip, which is one of several companies that sell access to the firehose of the content posted on Twitter, was founded in 2008 and today offers data from a number of popular user-generated services in addition to Twitter.


Samsung’s Position On Tizen May Hurt Developer Recruitment

Eric Zeman, April 17th, 2014

Samsung isn’t making it easy for developers. The company may have released a handful of SDKs for its latest devices, but Samsung’s non-committal approach to its Tizen platform is probably going to cost it developer support.


Enigma Opens Door to Public API and Platform Access

Mark Boyd, April 17th, 2014

Open data startup Enigma has released its platform to the public and now provides the open Enigma API so that developers can begin drawing on open data sources and feeding them into their applications. Co-founder Marc DaCosta spoke with ProgrammableWeb about the importance of encouraging developer involvement, and why Enigma can succeed when other open data platforms have had difficulties building a sustainable model.


Today in APIs: HTC’s Dual Lens SDK, and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 16th, 2014

HTC launches SDK for dual lens API. U.S. Department of Education asks what you can do with an API. Plus: the year of the API consumer, Currency Cloud raises $10M, and 10 new APIs.


Telerik Makes Framework for JavaScript Available via Open Source

Michael Vizard, April 16th, 2014

With strong roots in the Microsoft ecosystem, Telerik has always been part of the commercial software landscape. But starting today Telerik, a provider of application development tools, is embracing open source. The company today announced Telerik Kendo UI Core, an open source implementation of the JavaScript framework and user interface tools that Telerik created for its cross-platform application development environments.


US Department of Education Seeks Higher-Ed APIs

Eric Carter, April 16th, 2014

The US Department of Education has issued a Request for Information (RFI) regarding the use of APIs in higher education data, student aid programs and processes. The goal of the RFI is to gather ideas that will increase the openness of higher education data, processes, and aid to students and families. The RFI is directed towards all interested parties, and submissions will be accepted through June 2, 2014.


Today in APIs: SmartBear & Doran Jones Offer Testing, and 9 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 15th, 2014

SmartBear teams with Doran Jones to offer the best in testing. Microsoft’s API strategy seeks disunity, but rarely. Plus: mydoorhandle’s new API, Google Maps fans take on the geography of Game of Thrones, and 9 new APIs.


Microsoft Gives Developers Windows Phone 8.1 Code

Eric Zeman, April 14th, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 represents developers’ best chance to make some money – at least as far as Microsoft is concerned. The company released a developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1 today and hopes that code writers will get to work creating compelling apps and games for its refreshed mobile operating system.


Coinbase’s App Store Serves up Bitcoin Applications

Patricio Robles, April 14th, 2014

Despite volatility and growing pains common in new markets, many believe that crytocurrencies like Bitcoin are going to revolutionize digital commerce. That has created a gold rush as entrepreneurs and companies move to take advantage of the opportunities Bitcoin has created.


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