Now-a-days every single CIO, CTO, or business executive that I speak to is captivated by these three new technologies: Big Data, API management and IoTs (Internet of Things). Every single organizational executive that I speak with confirms that they either have current projects that are actively using these technologies, or they are in the planning stages and are about to embark on the mission soon.
Here is an interview with Jeh Daruwala, CEO of Yactraq.com . Their work brings machine learning and natural language processing to the potentially blockbuster world of online videos for targeting of ads based on behaviour. Thus the ads are less spammy, much more relevant, and a win-win for audiences, advertisers and content channels.
Any company that makes an API knows that just having the API is not enough. A bare endpoint is probably worse than not having an API at all. To make your API and platform useful you need documentation, tools, examples and forums. If you are a successful API company you start developing a community of people that work with your service. The community shares ideas and helps each other out.
Dwolla is an extremely innovative Payment API and the site allows you to transfer money with one of the least payment charges. We have covered Dwolla before here. Here is an interview with Michael Schonfeld, Developer Evangelist of Dwolla API.
This article features an interview with Stephen Balaban, founder of Lamda Labs, provider of the Face Recognition API. This API helps detect and classify people within photographs using machine learning.
Communicating the value of your API is a simple, but often missed, step that can position your platform incredibly well among partners. How you describe the value of your offering is important messaging that should inform visiting partners and developers why your API is worth exploring and how it brings the missing content or service to their business and/or application.
Here is an interview with Amber Feng, software engineer for a leading payment API on the web, Stripe. In this interview we will discuss Stripe security and dealing with multiple currencies. Check out our Stripe API profile.
The ŷhat Cloud Toolbox is a suite of development tools for integrating predictive analytics into existing Web and mobile applications. ŷhat deploys your models as RESTful APIs, so there’s no need to port, translate, or adapt models for integration with existing systems. We have earlier covered YhatHQ API here.
Activestandards, the provider of a website quality management platform, has just released the first of what it says will be many APIs. Their focus is on helping enterprises drive business by getting technical and marketing teams to work more closely together. According to the press release, the goal is to facilitate integration with the content management systems (CMS).
Here is an interview with Ricky Robinett, senior Hacker at Ordr.in which promises to revolutionize the online ordering of food via an API and analytics based on that by connecting every restaurant everywhere to customers through an efficient digital platform. We have covered Ordr.in before but here Ricky talks about the API, how to increase developer involvement with the API and the huge growth in traffic in the API in 2013!