Samsung Asks Devs To Start Coding Watch Apps

Eric Zeman, March 18th, 2014

Samsung and the Tizen Association recently made the Tizen Software Development Kit for Wearables available from the Tizen developer web site. The SDK supports any wearable running Samsung’s Tizen operating system, but that’s an extremely limited number of devices at the moment, with just the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches filling the space.


Google Updates Play Services APIs

Eric Zeman, March 18th, 2014

Google has begun distributing a new release of Google Play Services to all Android devices, and along with it made a new SDK available to developers with a handful of new APIs. The main additions include a Google Analytics API, Tag Manager, Address API, Google Drive API, and updated support for Google Play Games. Google Play Services 4.3 is being pushed to hardware already running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and up. This encompasses the bulk of smartphones and tablets in use today.


Olympics Are Now a Global API Event

Michael Vizard, February 14th, 2014

In just about every major Winter Olympics event, the difference between gold and some other color of medal usually comes down to a tenth of a second. Keeping track of all those results and then broadcasting them out to the world is a vast ecosystem of APIs that connect everything from video streams to mobile computing applications all over the globe.


Two Great Social Data Platforms: How DataSift and Gnip Stack Up

Janet Wagner, February 10th, 2014

Social Data has become critical to developing business strategies, marketing brands and products, and gaining insights into consumers’ thought processes and buying patterns. The availability of real-time social data, along with the growing trend of Data as a Service (DaaS), has led to the development of platforms that provide business-critical social data on demand. Many platforms not only provide access to streams of social data, but incorporate business intelligence (BI) technologies and analytics capabilities as well.


Review: Postman Client Makes RESTful API Exploration a Breeze

Janet Wagner, January 27th, 2014

Postman REST ClientPostman is a powerful HTTP client to test web services that was created by Abhinav Asthana, a programmer and designer based in Bangalore, India. Postman makes it possible for developers to test, develop and document APIs easily and efficiently by allowing users to put together simple and complex HTTP requests quickly.


PW Year in Review: Hottest Topics of 2013

Eric Carter, December 27th, 2013

ProgrammableWebProgrammableWeb enjoyed another tremendous year in 2013. The year in APIs was filled with landmarks, innovation and massive expansion of the API economy. ProgrammbleWeb readers kept us busy, and four particular areas of interest prompted the most attention.


Apigee Launches Free Open Education Program For the App Economy

Janet Wagner, November 5th, 2013

ApigeeRecently ProgrammableWeb reported that Apigee now supports Node.js which allows developers to build highly customized APIs and apps using the Apigee API Platform. Apigee has just announced the launch of Apigee Learn, a free education program that offers a series of eight-week online courses presented in video format. The Apigee-specific courses will cover topics and skills that will help participants succeed in today’s API and App economies.


Education Technology Trends – Part III – Adaptive Learning, Legacy Systems Integration

Janet Wagner, August 26th, 2013

ProgrammableWebThe final post of this three-part series features information about adaptive learning technology and integration with legacy systems.


Education Technology Trends – Part II – LMS and LCMS, Education Marketplaces

Janet Wagner, August 23rd, 2013

ProgrammableWebThis is the second post of a three part series covering recent trends and developments in Education Technology. This post features information about Learning Management Systems (LMS), Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS), and Education Marketplaces.


Education Technology Trends – Part I – Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Janet Wagner, August 22nd, 2013

ProgrammableWebAt the time of this writing, there are 197 APIs listed in the Education Category of the ProgrammableWeb API Directory. A few of the leading APIs in this category include Khan Academy, Edmodo and Schoology.


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