Back in September 2012, ProgrammableWeb reported that Schoology had launched the Schoology App Center which features third-party applications built with the Schoology API and developer platform. To further encourage the use of the Schoology platform and “promote the open exchange of data” by education technology developers, Schoology has announced the release of the SIS Integration Platform, a turnkey solution that allows the integration of the Schoology platform with Student Information Systems (SIS) that provide a web API.
Campbell Soup Company has just launched the “Hack the Kitchen” Contest to find developers that can answer the question “What’s for dinner tonight?” by creating innovative web and mobile apps that use the Campbell’s Kitchen API.
The NYC Department of Education has announced the Gap App Challenge. The Challenge developed out of the Innovate NYC Schools initiative. The initiative includes a community of 250 schools that search for and implement new models of teaching and learning.
Remember when Mark Zuckerberg blamed the problematic old Facebook mobile app–dubbed “freakishly slow” by some–on “betting too much on HTML 5?” So does backend-as-a-service (BAAS) provider Sencha, and to rebut Zuckerberg’s assertion that using HTML5 was “one of [Facebook's] biggest mistakes,” Sencha built its own mobile webapp, Fastbook, to demonstrate that HTML5 is ready for prime time.
The submission window for Google Places API Developer Challenge has just ended. The 3-month submission period saw developers from all over the world have submitted applications that combine Google Places API and municipal data sources to improve their communities. The winners of this challenge stand to win 2 tickets to Google I/O 2013, showcasing their app and meeting the Google Maps and Places API team.
Foursquare has announced that the Foursquare Global Hackathon will take place on January 5th, 2013 where developers and designers will have the opportunity to win great prizes for building the best, most innovative hacks using the Foursquare API.
Between September and November of 2012, coders and API enthusiasts submitted their best API concoctions in the 4th API Mashup Contest. Developers around the world were invited to participate in the growing competition that invites innovative ideas and offers invaluable feedback and opportunities. A Google Apps management tool took first place, with gifting, photo, music and video apps rounding out the top five.
What happens when women combine their love of sports with their love of technology? ESPN plans to find out this weekend, at the espnW Hack Day supporting its ESPN API and held on the Stanford University campus. And if you don’t think women love sports or technology, you need to think again.
Sara Gruen did it. Erin Morgenstern did it. So did Kelley Armstrong. And so have hundreds of thousands of other men and women around the world. They attempted to write 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days.If you were going to join NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writer’s Month) and participate (better hurry: starts November 1), what would be your most important tool? A computer? A pencil and paper? A cup of coffee? None hold up against that most direly needed tool…NaNoWriMo’s word count API.
The 4th edition of the API Mashup Contest is now underway and developers from around the world are invited to submit innovative mashups that combine existing APIs and result in viable, business ideas.