Paymate launches an API to take on Square down under. Algolia revs up search with new real-time API. Plus: Stripe CTF3 coming soon, WSO2 has an upcoming seminar on secure API management, and 21 new APIs.
With 2014 barely two weeks in, wearable technology has already been announced as the trend of the year to watch (pun unintended, but let’s run with it). On the back of industry trade shows including the International CES and National Retail Federation’s BIG Show, wearable tech companies have started the year launching a slew of new products. Smartwatch pioneers and Kickstarter favorites Pebble launched the fashion-conscious Pebble Steel at CES, one of at least 22 new products now jostling for market share. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Thomas Sarlandie, Developer Evangelist at Pebble about the new Pebble appstore and how API developers will be the critical ingredient in a wearable tech company’s future success.
This week, we had 36 new APIs added to our API directory including a restaurant discovery application, a digital identification verification service, and an anti-piracy and content monitoring service. We also discussed parameter defaults and security issues in APIs.
Teamleader launches API for its CRM, invoicing and project planning platform. Security firm Cyber Squared launches Threat Connect API. Plus: getting ready for APIs, WSO2 technical webinar, and 7 new APIs.
Nutritionix, a leading provider of food data and nutrition information on restaurants, packaged foods and common foods, plans to launch a public version of its Nutrition Label Transcription API in 2014. Nutritionix currently provides a Nutritionix API which allows programmatic access to a database of more than 300,000 foods, nutrition data and UPC/barcodes. The Nutritionix API was one of the APIs used to create Mappetite, an app that won the “best usage of a 3scale powered API” prize at the Future of Food Hackathon + Forum in November.
A new not-for-profit launched by 3scale and API Evangelist aims to help speed up the process of developing APIs by encouraging the sharing of API code and descriptions. Launched at Defrag in Denver Colorado today, API Commons provides an open source-like, Creative Commons-modelled platform for developers to share and reuse API code. Co-Founder Steve Willmott spoke to ProgrammableWeb on the eve of the launch, while his fellow co-founder Kin Lane worked behind-the-scenes to upload some government open data API code examples.
GreatNonprofits; leading developer of tools that allow people to find, review, and share information about charities and nonprofits; has announced that it will launch a bi-directional API. The API will allow information to flow two directions. Reviewers can submit reviews via the API and third party applications can include reviews within content. Craiglist founder, Craig Newmark, recently invested in GreatNonprofits in hopes that it would become the Yelp of nonprofits.
This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 6 different APIs were used to build them. and ome of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Zoopla. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Yelp and Zoopla. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (2 APIs, 2 mashups), Recommendations (1 APIs, 1 mashups) and Real Estate (1 APIs, 1 mashups).
Search engines have revolutionized the way we consume data. Nearly everything, although it may not be fact, can be found on search engines. As the power of search flows into new ground we see various different implementations of its use. Whether that is finding good food when you are indecisive, creating searches for specific products, or even what song just played on the radio, search is everywhere. This week’s recent mashups confirm that idea, implementing search in unique ways.
For some reason food always tastes better on a warm summer night, surrounded by good company, and with relaxing music in the background. With an ever-recovering economy and slowly decreasing unemployment rate, there is no better time to grab a bite to eat with those who matter most. Ordr.in has always provided customers with the means to find good food, scour menus for the item that will please their taste buds, and finally place a delivery order to their location. This week we’ll take a look at recent mashups that all make use of the Ordr.in API.