Nexmo Launches Voice APIs

Eric Carter, February 28th, 2014

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


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.


Acision Introduces Forge API

Eric Carter, February 24th, 2014

Acision, leader in the mobile services space, has launched the Forge API. Forge constitutes an API that gives developers and enterprises access to enterprise grade communications features (e.g. SMS, VoIP, WebRTC, etc.). The API access allows developers to easily build mobile applications with such features. The new release allows users to take advantage of Acision’s carrier grade enterprise reliability with with agility expected in the mobile space.


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.


Aylien’s Text Analysis API Makes Sense of the Internet

Amy Castor, February 20th, 2014

The Internet is a ransacked library with piles of books and manuscripts reaching up to the ceiling and beyond. If you want to know what people are saying about you, your product or your business, how do you find the relevant information? Aylien, a startup based in Dublin, has the answer. The company has just released a text analysis API that lets you mine huge volumes of raw text for useful information.


BoomTown and Zillow Form API Partnership to Sync Lead Gen with CRM

Eric Carter, February 19th, 2014

BoomTown, online marketing system for real estate professionals, has announced its first API integration with a third party lead generation source. BoomTown has partnered with Zillow to integrate lead information from Zillow’s Premier Agent system directly into BoomTown’s intelligent CRM platform.


Point.io Launches APIdoc

Eric Carter, February 12th, 2014

Point.ioProgrammableWeb first covered Point.io last year when the Point.io API was released. The original API gave mobile apps access to data from multiple cloud storage providers. Point.io has expanded its single point of access approach with the release of APIdoc. APIdoc provides a single API that grants any application access to data that resides in a public cloud, private cloud, behind a firewall, or elsewhere. While providing seamless access to multiple data repositories, APIdoc ensures security for compliance and auditing purposes.


IBM SoftLayer CEO: APIs Put Developers in Control of the Cloud

Michael Vizard, February 10th, 2014

While there’s a lot of chest-thumping going on over who has the biggest cloud, there’s no doubt that IBM suddenly has a lot of momentum following its acquisition of SoftLayer. Amazon Web Services (AWS) remains the largest public cloud service by far in terms of the pure number of virtual machines. But when you consider more than just infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) in the cloud, IBM claims to have generated $4.4 billion in revenue across a cloud ecosystem that includes SoftLayer, 150 software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and a vast array of cloud consulting services.


W3C Launches a Draft NFC API

Eric Carter, February 6th, 2014

At the end of last month, W3C published a draft NFC API. As a leading authority on developing Web standards, I found it interesting that W3C had dedicated time and resources to NFC technology. NFC certainly received significant hype when it first showed up in consumer devices; however, since its initial 15 minutes of fame, many have questioned the viability, need, and long-term possibilities of NFC as a mainstream technology. Accordingly, I reached out to the W3C Team Contact for the NFC Working Group, Dave Raggett.


TSheets, Time-tracking Solution Provider, Overhauls API

Eric Carter, February 5th, 2014

TSheets, a leading time-tracking solution provider, has released a completely revamped API, which offers an abundance of new features and integration capabilities that provide significant advantages over the original TSheets API. The goal behind the overhauled API is to allow for more interconnected office systems.


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