Hunk Offers Big Data Analysis Muscle for Hadoop Systems

Mark Boyd, June 27th, 2013

Splunk Big data platform Splunk has released an analytics product specifically to allow for on-the-fly analysis of data stored in Hadoop platforms. Under the sub-brand moniker “Hunk”, the Splunk-analytics-for-Hadoop product has been released today. Using the Splunk API along with a library of SDKs in popular develop languages including Javascript, Ruby and Python, users can point Hunk at any Hadoop-stored data and almost immediately start running search queries and producing analytics visualizations.


Backplane Protocol Allows Social Widgets to Work Together

Kin Lane, March 26th, 2012

As a website owner, implementing social tools like sharing and commenting can be a pain. These JavaScript widgets each operate in their own space, without a common standard to follow, or guidelines for security and interoperability. From an end-user perspective each of these tools can require a separate login, before allowing me to interact or personalizing options for me–and even though multiple tools can be on the same page, they know nothing about each other, let alone share information with each other, creating very separate and siloed experiences.


Where Are All the Widget-Makers?

Adam DuVander, January 13th, 2012

MyBlogLogThere are nearly 5,000 APIs. We can connect services and build just about anything. By “we,” I mean developers. Regular people were left behind by what now seems like a passing fad, widgets. The web would benefit from a resurgence of widget-making and developers are just the sort to take advantage of the opportunity.


Be an Online Oprah With OpenTok Video Chat WordPress Plugin

Romin Irani, May 19th, 2011

Tokbox, the online video communications platform, is on a roll. Earlier this year, we had reported how Tokbox decided to change it strategy from delivering an application to focusing on a pure API platform play. This paid rich dividends in an increase in number of partners taking to their platform and they moved later on enabling Video chat on Android and iOS devices. Tokbox has now gone one step further by implanting itself as a solid choice for enabling Video Chat on your site by targeting the millions of WordPress sites with a Wordpress plugin built on the TokBox OpenTok API.


Google People Finder Connecting People Affected by the Haitian Earthquake

Matthew Casperson, January 21st, 2010

Google App EngineIn the wake of the Haiti earthquake Google has released an online application called Person Finder, which aims to provide a central database for those looking for or having information about anyone in Haiti.


Napster Opens API: Puts Music on Your TV, iPhone and Web Site

Matthew Casperson, January 7th, 2010

Napster AccessNaspter is one of the most recognizable names in digital music, being one of the first music distribution platforms when it was released way back in 1999. After much controversy, and changing hands several times in the last 10 years, it is now owned by the US electronics retailed Best Buy. Now the technology behind Best Buy Remix, the open API for Best Buy’s product catalog, has been released to the public with the Napster Access API (for technical details see our new Napster API profile).


Google Creates Its Own Mashups

Adam DuVander, July 22nd, 2009

Google popularized mashups when it released its Maps API four years ago. About one in five mashups uses a map, with Google’s being the most popular choice. From time to time, Google creates its own mashups, too.
The company released a gadget to make embedding driving directions easier. When the destination is known (say, on a [...]


Google Calendar Goes Gadgety

Adam DuVander, July 16th, 2009

Google CalendarYour code could help people get to events on time, or ease coordinating their schedules. Google opened some of their Calendar interface to developers as a gadget container, meaning developers can build features on top of Google’s popular service.


Google Launches Web Elements: Easy Copy and Paste Widgets

Andres Ferrate, May 27th, 2009

Google VisualizationToday at Google I/O, Google announced the release of a new set of embeddable JavaScript widgets that allow users to include various types of Google applications on web pages. The new Google Web Elements provide a new way for users to enhance and expand the functionality of web sites and web pages without the need to develop or deploy any code.


Google Analytics API Released – Now Get Your Web Site Metrics via Code

Michael Manoochehri, April 23rd, 2009
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Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics, the feature-rich website analytics tool, has been available for free to web developers since 2006. However, access to the service has been completely browser-based, limiting the ability for developers to create new reporting tools, widgets, or clients for mobile devices. After a long wait, the popular service has finally opened up now that Google has announced the availability of the Analytics Data Export API (our Google Analytics API profile).


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