WS-REST.org has announced that it will host the fifth edition of the International Workshop on Web APIs and RESTful Design at the 23rd International World Wide Web Conference this April in Seoul, South Korea. The first workshop was held in 2010. As APIs have continued to drive innovation in the connected world, the workshop has continued to refine its scope of study, broaden its expectations and increase interest. As the organizers begin to develop this years agenda, PW caught up with Carlos Pedrinaci, a research fellow at The Open University, UK, and one of the event organizers.
With 2014 barely two weeks in, wearable technology has already been announced as the trend of the year to watch (pun unintended, but let’s run with it). On the back of industry trade shows including the International CES and National Retail Federation’s BIG Show, wearable tech companies have started the year launching a slew of new products. Smartwatch pioneers and Kickstarter favorites Pebble launched the fashion-conscious Pebble Steel at CES, one of at least 22 new products now jostling for market share. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Thomas Sarlandie, Developer Evangelist at Pebble about the new Pebble appstore and how API developers will be the critical ingredient in a wearable tech company’s future success.
Real-time network PubNub has solidified its move into the connected car market with a winning app designed for Ford. Announced at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the winning integration by PubNub took Ford’s dashboard API and created a real-time dispatch app. ProgrammableWeb spoke with both PubNub and Ford about how developers are partnering with car manufacturers to build out the connected car ecosystem.
According to the employment Web site Simply Hired, job advertisements for “developer evangelists” grew by 38% in 2013. The average salary for these new jobs was between $80K and $120K per year. With new vacancies from Twilio, Pebble, and HelloSign all being advertised this month, there is no end in sight for developers who want to combine marketing and business development skills with their programming expertise. ProgrammableWeb surveyed the career field and spoke with Context.io Developer Evangelist Tony Blank about what the job involves.
Here is an interview with Jeh Daruwala, CEO of Yactraq.com. Their work brings machine learning to the world of online videos for targeting of ads based on behavior. we have interviewed them here before and they have gone on to win both startup competitions as well as gain huge organic growth.
Last month, ProgrammableWeb caught up with Alessandro Usseglio Viretta of CR8 • CREATE who deployed the first 3D printing API on Mashape. Three-dimensional printing continues to dominate headlines and cause disruption. As we close 2013, PW followed up with Viretta to discuss his API and get some insight into an emerging technology that is bound to stir the waters in 2014.
A book about open data, to be released in January—and the launch of a pilot website showcasing open data businesses—both forecast a big year for open data in 2014, and highlight the importance of APIs in powering this new wave of innovation. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Joel Gurin, author of Open Data Now, and reviewed some of the businesses that make up the preliminary Open Data 500 list.
This year has seen an increasing number of creative agencies incorporating APIs into the way they work. Sure, PR and digital creatives are using APIs in their monitoring and analytics to measure reach and impact of their efforts, but increasingly, they are using APIs to funnel realtime data into the very fabric of their campaigns and to ramp up audience engagement around a brand’s story. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Arvid Dyfverman from the award-winning Swedish PR agency, Deportivo, about how APIs are at the very center of their creative campaigns.
Financial data intelligence company EDGAR Online is overhauling its services to enable developers to access financial data via APIs. While already offering some API products, financial data services need a fundamental reinvention to enable a new wave of innovation, EDGAR Online President Dave Frankel told ProgrammableWeb.
After years of providing a management solution to their private clients, StrikeIron is releasing IronCloud as an end-to-end API management platform. Justin Helmig, Vice President of Products and Technology from StrikeIron spoke with ProgrammableWeb just before today’s launch at the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit.