Twilio Opens Communications Channel on IBM BlueMix Integration Platform

Michael Vizard, February 28th, 2014

The IBM BlueMix cloud integration platform, announced earlier this week, is essentially an assembly point for connecting various enterprise applications. One of the first applications to lend credibility to this nascent IBM effort is Twilio, a provider of a communications services delivered via the cloud.


Nexmo Launches Voice APIs

Eric Carter, February 28th, 2014

Cloud-based communications provider Nexmo has launched a new set of cloud-based voice services.


Riskpulse Announces Sense API, Aids Data Monetization

Mark Boyd, February 27th, 2014

Big data analytics company Riskpulse has exclusively informed ProgrammableWeb about the launch of the Sense API, aimed at helping start-ups, innovators, data analysts, and new tech product makers to monetize the data they might be collecting. Matthew Wensing, CEO and cofounder, tells us how third-party developers can partner with Riskpulse, using the Sense API to commercialize risk assessment-related data.


WebMeUp Enhances SEO API

Eric Carter, February 26th, 2014

WebMeUp, SEO solution provider, started pushing its SEO API during the second half of 2013. Developer adoption has been rapid; thus, WebMeUp dedicated more attention to the API and has now released some major enhancements. The new offering includes location based services and increased accuracy for rankings data.


FoodEssentials Enhances LabelAPI

Eric Carter, February 21st, 2014

FoodEssentials LabelProgrammableWeb initially covered FoodEssentials in 2012 when its LabelAPI matched around 75% of scanned product labels from developer partners. Since then, its database has grown to include the lion’s share of all products sold in the U.S. market. As FoodEssentials gets ready for another SXSW, ProgrammableWeb caught up with FoodEssentials’ Tyler Olsen to learn more about LabelAPI’s success, growth and future.


Chess.com Makes First Move with Awesome Developer Program

DerryBirkett, February 20th, 2014

Chess.com logoChess.com is receiving submissions from developers who are interested in developing ideas for Web sites, apps, extensions, or add-ons with a Chess.com API and support from the staff.


SurveyMonkey Launches SDK for Mobile Apps

Michael Vizard, February 20th, 2014

Developing mobile applications is often an exercise in blind futility. Not much of a chance to solicit feedback before launching the application is available. As a result, mobile application developers find that it’s not uncommon to discover that users are rating their applications fairly low in any number of application stores. The problem is that beyond some vague comments, usually there’s not much to work with in terms of useful feedback that would enable the developer to improve the application.


Cloudant Simplifies Moving Mobile Data into the Cloud

Michael Vizard, February 19th, 2014

One of the cumbersome chores associated with using a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) platform is moving data in and out, especially for mobile computing applications that need to do this frequently.


Google Cloud SQL Goes GA and Other Platform Updates

Romin Irani, February 14th, 2014

Google Cloud Platform continues to roll out features at a pace that was previously seen from Amazon Web Services — the undisputed leader in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) space — with which it is competing head on. The last two weeks have seen a series of announcements that includes Cloud SQL going to Generally Available (GA) status, developer workshops planned across the EMEA region, and a high-profile event in March to announce significant updates to the platform.


New Charts, Features Join the Google Visualization API

Janet Wagner, February 13th, 2014

GoogleGoogle has released a new version of the Google Visualization API that features new chart types including sankey diagrams, calendar charts and annotation charts. The release also includes new features and improvements such as string to number conversion in datatables, the ability to export corecharts and geocharts as PNGs, and crosshairs for scatter, line and combo charts.


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