Tropo and Huawei partner to deploy Tropo API on China Telecom. CoverMyMeds releases API for supporting electronic prior authorization. Plus: there’s an API for building a low-volume hardware product, Google wants developers to go to school for Drive, and 9 new APIs.
WS-REST.org has announced that it will host the fifth edition of the International Workshop on Web APIs and RESTful Design at the 23rd International World Wide Web Conference this April in Seoul, South Korea. The first workshop was held in 2010. As APIs have continued to drive innovation in the connected world, the workshop has continued to refine its scope of study, broaden its expectations and increase interest. As the organizers begin to develop this years agenda, PW caught up with Carlos Pedrinaci, a research fellow at The Open University, UK, and one of the event organizers.
A new API tool that transforms open datasets so they can be accessed by a REST API is capturing the attention of local governments interested in implementing smart cities policies. The DataTank is a data publishing platform that can also be used as a plug-in with the CKAN open data platform. It is created and managed by the Belgium chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation, which operates as a social enterprise startup. ProgrammableWeb spoke with The DataTank’s Technical Lead Jan Vansteenlandt about the new open data/API tool and how it can be used to drive the smart cities agenda.
This week, we had 54 new APIs added to our API directory including a social people search API, a multi-lingual social network, and a product information and pricing provider. We also discussed hackathons and the top 10 mistakes in running hackathons.
Pinterest reveals more about its API. Amazon Web Services launches CloudTrail for user visibility tracking. Plus: Twitter announces timelines for hashtags, APIMetrics offers service to monitor API performance, and 10 new APIs.
StarHub, a leading info-communications provider based in Singapore, has launched SmartFoundry, a new API platform that allows developers to rapidly build applications and integrations that include StarHub voice call and SMS functionality.
With winners announced and organizers now regrouping to analyze the next stages, the Novartis mHealth Challenge – held last weekend in San Francisco and giving away over $40,000 in prize money – has demonstrated that for developers looking to aggregate APIs together into a health-focused, consumer-facing end-product, there is still plenty of room to enter the growing market. ProgrammableWeb spoke to Cheryl Cheng, one of the organizers of the hackathon and winners from Sense.ly to see what other API developers can learn from the outcomes.
This week we had 56 new APIs added to our API directory including a service that builds word-of-mouth campaign management software providing read only access to its CRM system, a visual image search and recognition application, a ordering, inventory and point of sale management service for both retailers and suppliers, and geolocation based off of an IP address. In addition, we profiled an on demand delivery and shipping service.
Travelport launches its API for Asia. Box and Dignity create health education contest with $100,000 prize and plus benefits. Plus: Parasoft API testing provides automated and continuous testing, Adaptly becomes Twitter Ads API partner, and 20 new APIs.
This week we had 43 new APIs added to our API directory including a centralized platform provided by the U.S government to aid small businesses, ambient sounds for real time events, a cloud service brokerage platform that, which is highly scalable and customizable, and a cloud-based hosting service that can scale up or down depending on site traffic.