Apigee recently announced it’s making its enterprise-grade API management platform available free of charge. At the same time, it unveiled a list of upgrades to the platform. Does this mean you can get something for nothing? It depends.
Schoology, a collaborative learning platform that is 100% cloud-based, has recently announced the launch of the Schoology App Center which features third-party applications built with the Schoology API and developer platform. Using the Schoology API, developers can build applications that extend features and functionality as well as build applications that run directly in the Schoology platform.
Tweddle Group, a leading international automotive communications & publishing solutions firm, has just announced that they are granting Tier 1 suppliers and developers of vehicle head units access to the Tweddle Head Unit Update API.
OpenChargeMap is a neat little service designed to help those with electric cars find places to charge up. With gas prices going the way they are, electrics are becoming a trendy alternative, and with the new Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf offering good choices for the average consumer, more and more people are going electric. If you’re one of those, however, there’s always a hitch: finding a place to “fill up”. Now you’re covered and with the OpenChargeMap API you can integrate the service into other things.
The digital world has swamped us with an overload of information. Try and note down how many online services that we use on a daily basis, whether for work or for personal use. We access Twitter, Facebook, Blogs and much more. We universally agree that getting notified about a certain event say “a new post on your Facebook wall” or a “new blog post” is much better than constantly switching between applications and checking for updates. But getting notified of events is just one part of the puzzle. Once we receive an event, there are times that you want others to know about it by posting in your blog or tweeting about it. “If This Then That,” or ifttt, is just the digital duct tape that aims to solve this problem in an intuitive and non-programmer centric fashion.
New tools make for new opportunities.
Much as the availability of connectivity drove the early Internet, social networks spurred all manner of viral expression, and open APIs have transformed software development, an advancing technology has the potential to have a disruptive effect on online usage and its social and business context.
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