3SCALE Launches AWS API Proxy

Eric Carter, March 24th, 2014

3SCALE recently announced the launch of the 3SCALE AWS API Proxy. The new offering allows anyone to setup an API management proxy on Amazon’s AWS infrastructure. To learn more about the new API proxy, ProgrammableWeb caught up with 3SCALE CEO, Steve Willmott.

Cashtie API Enables Cash Payments for Digital Goods

Kin Lane, February 5th, 2014

We are all familiar with online commerce these days. You want to buy something while shopping on Amazon or any other online destination: You create a profile and enter your credit card number; you purchase physical products, have them mailed to you and get the instant gratification of a digital purchase.

Amazon’s Mobile Associates API to Boost App Monetization

Eric Carter, January 2nd, 2014

Amazon Product AdvertisingAmazon has launched the Mobile Associates API. The API enables developers to monetize apps by offering physical and digital goods for sale through the Amazon marketplace and various Android stores. App owners can earn up to 6% in advertising fees for sales made through an owner’s app. With the Mobile Associates API, Amazon aims to present a new way of monetizing apps by offering contextually relevant products for sale within any given app.

TopCoder Issues Amazon AppStream API Challenge

Michael Vizard, November 19th, 2013

As the amount of processing power that can be affordably invoked via the cloud continues to increase, applications that were once thought too impractical to build are suddenly quite feasible. A good example of that is AppStream, a new service that Amazon is beta testing that allows graphically and resource-intensive applications to be extended out to any number of devices that previously would not have had the processing capabilities to run them.

Amazon Kinesis Handles Large-Scale, Real-Time Data Processing

Janet Wagner, November 15th, 2013

Amazon Web ServicesYesterday at the 2013 AWS re:Invent Conference, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced Amazon Kinesis, a fully managed service designed to handle real-time streaming and high-volume data processing at any scale. The announcement comes on the heels of the launch of CloudTrail, a new web service that records API calls made to AWS accounts and then provides log files via Amazon’s S3 bucket.

New Amazon Appstore Developer Select Program Provides Developers Opportunity to Boost App Sales and Revenue

Janet Wagner, October 8th, 2013

Amazon Web ServicesAmazon has just announced the launch of Appstore Developer Select, a brand new program for developers that create Amazon Appstore and Fire OS optimized apps and games that use Amazon APIs such as GameCircle, In-App Purchasing, and Mobile Ads. The new Appstore Developer Select Program offers additional merchandising and promotion benefits to developers that create apps that meet the program qualification requirements.

GreenQloud’s Data Center API Offers Developers a 100 Percent Sustainable Energy Option

David Berlind, October 3rd, 2013

Developers with a penchant for green-energy powered APIs should probably take a look at GreenQloud’s IaaS offerings that are API-compatible with Amazon’s EC2 and S3 services. The Icelandic company’s datacenters survive on nothing but 100 percent renewable energy.

Taking a Break or Did Kobo In Reality Lose Access to the Goodreads API?

Amy Castor, September 2nd, 2013

If you were to pull up Kobo’s website right now, you would notice that all of the book ratings and reviews previously on the site are now suddenly gone.

Amazon Extends Associates Program to Android Developers

Amy Castor, August 30th, 2013

Android users will now have more opportunities to purchase Amazon goods through their apps. Amazon this week introduced its new Mobile Associates API for Kindle Fire and other Android devices. The API allows developers to sell Amazon goods through their apps and games, while earning up to 6 percent in commission on the sales.

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