Last week MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) provided developers with a signal that it may be emerging as the de facto protocol for the IoT. This validation comes in the light of positive MQTT Interoperability Test Day results that were published by the host of the event: The Eclipse Foundation and the Eclipse IoT Working Group.
Aplos releases an API for nonprofit management and raises $2 million. Right Brain Media’s ReadyCast APIs and app uses iPhone, iPod and iPad cameras to live stream events. Plus: the implications of Google Adword changes, securing digital channels and mobile apps against hacks, and 6 new APIs.
3Scale launches free APItools for enhancing APIs. Amazon Web Services and Twitter called out by Greenpeace for using dirty energy. Plus: Google releases its Prediction API to public, TTM’s RESTjee software expedites APIs in remote data access, and 5 new APIs.
IBM and AlchemyAPI presented together at GigaOm’s Structure Data conference on democratizing artificial intelligence (AI) with the use of APIs. Hacker’s attack rare diseases at Healthcare’s Grand H@ckfest. Plus, the ABCs of APIs and 4 new APIs.
TipTap Lab has launched the Psychology API to capture and measure psychological traits. Symphony FinTech announced multiple APIs for access to its automated trading systems. Plus, a discussion on API documentation and 11 new APIs.
New enterprise Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) provider ClearBlade today opened up public beta access to its platform, promising “immediately usable APIs.”
An upcoming PDF Liberation Hackathon is aimed at raising developers’ skills in unlocking data from PDF sources. The hackathon will be held onsite in Washington D.C. and in San Francisco on Jan. 17 – 19, 2014, while international developers can also compete remotely. ProgrammableWeb spoke with organizer Marc Joffe about how API-focused developers can participate.
Recent and upcoming API events reveal current themes in API design and management. The wider API developer community continues to strengthen, as does the recognition of the power of APIs in business and government. New events are also sparking developer communities based on geography or interest to crop up across the United States and around the globe.