API Management Platforms Focus On Helping Business Monetize APIs

Mark Boyd, July 29th, 2013

A new wave of business support services is emerging from API management platforms. Leading platforms are increasingly focused on offering services that help businesses develop and monetize their API products and services. New services are focused on offering a flexible platform that allows companies to experiment with various business models as they test the income-generating potential of their new API-based services and products.

Know Your Apps And Make Better Business Decisions: App Annie API

Candice McMillan, July 12th, 2013

AppAnnieWith the mobile app business rapidly growing and with digital content and digital superstores now being a major player in content distribution, so analytics data needs to shift accordingly. Having tools that enable developers and customers to better understand detailed user demographics and how people are actually using their mobile apps can only mean better business decisions, and of course, better revenue. Enter mobile app analytics service, App Annie; a sophisticated tool that tracks an app’s metrics and provides accurate App Store market data. The App Annie public API adds even more convenience for App Annie Analytics customers by providing them with access to their account data and reports.

Create and Manage Email Newsletters in Browser via the Ubivox API

Eric Carter, July 3rd, 2013

ubivoxUbivox, email marketing service, has released a number of its features via the Ubivox API. Ubivox allows marketers to create, track, and manage email marketing campaigns directly in a web browser. Because Ubivox is web-based, no additional software becomes necessary to create top notch campaigns. From simple email marketing to tips, to enterprise grade web based software tools, Ubivox aims to be the go to newsletter partner.

Giving Digital Advertising The Tools To Thrive: Vizu API

Candice McMillan, June 11th, 2013

VizuWith the average person spending a substantial amount of time online everyday and having access to at least one kind of mobile device, the field of digital advertising has an incredible opportunity to meet consumers face to face; on their personal devices. For this kind of advertising to reach its full potential, there needs to be an accurate way to measure its accuracy and effectiveness in order for it to be a lucrative part of a brand advertising budget. That’s where Vizu and its Vizu API comes in – a tool for gathering real-time information about online customers and audiences.

Reliable Statistics, Come Rain Or Shine: Weather Source API

Candice McMillan, May 14th, 2013

Weather SourceA lot of the things we do and the decisions we make on a daily basis can be affected by the weather. For businesses, understanding weather patterns and how they affect things like attendance, foot traffic, viewership and sales, can have a definite impact on the bottom line. Weather Source is a service that provides extensive weather data and other solutions aimed at helping businesses improve business performance. Weather Source also provides the Weather Source API that allows this data to be integrated with other applications where needed.

Positionly API: How Visible Is Your Website In The Jungle That Is The World Wide Web?

Candice McMillan, April 22nd, 2013

PositionlyIt’s all well and good having a beautifully designed website with all the bells and whistles, but if it never comes up in a search or no-one even lands on it, it’s really just wasting valuable cyber space. Web analytics platforms help to provide insight as to what kind of traffic a website is actually getting, and in turn, helps website owners or developers to make any necessary adjustments to increase traffic and user interaction. Positionly is one of these web analytics platforms. Positionly also provides the Positionly API that makes this functionality available to developers who may want to integrate it with other applications.

Myna A/B Testing API: The Bird That Tests Your Website Fast

Greg Bates, February 11th, 2013

MynaMyna specializes in A/B testing of websites, using multi armed bandit algorithms to learn on the fly. This means fewer page views are required for testing, which means faster learning, faster ROI. The result, Myna says, is increased conversions. The RESTful Myna API returns JSON and JSONP responses. It uses basic access authentication. On the API website it shows how to implement the API in HTML, Javascript and other languages, as well as how experiments are identified by UUIDs (universally unique identifiers), which show up on your testing dashboard and are needed by the API.

Scholarly IQ: It’s All about Usage for Publishers, Libraries, and Third Party Providers

Greg Bates, January 8th, 2013

Scholarly iQUnderstanding the usage of your publications used to be easy: if it’s a book, count the sales. A magazine? Count the subscriptions. An article–count the circulation of the hosting publication. If you’re a librarian, just look at how many times it was checked out. For impact, count citations. The digital universe requires new tools to measure these and the Scholarly IQ API is Scholarly’s app  for putting them right into your application. Scholarly IQ uses SUSHI to harvest COUNTER usage statistics.

Can a Language Analytics Platform Determine the Winner of a Presidential Debate?

Eric Carter, October 18th, 2012

Last night two presidential candidates fought it out for the second debate before the 2012 election. Today, voters ask the natural question: who won the debate? As usual, the answer depends on who is asked. One side of the media reports that Romney won. Not shockingly, the other side boasts that Obama won. What if we could rely on technology to provide an unbiased, objective report on the outcome of the debate? Introducing ReConstitution 2012 (created by a partnership between SoSo Limited, Vice, and Intel’s The Creator’s Project)

Energy Information Administration Releases Electricity API

Curtis C. Chen, October 4th, 2012

The Internet thrives on a variety of content–from cat pictures to blog posts–and a multitude of access methods, from APIs to telegrams. But none of it would exist without electricity powering all those clients, servers, and the network equipment in between. Now, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released an API detailing how and where American electric power is generated, sold, and used.

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