The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), one of the oldest nonprofit investigative reporting organizations in the United States, has just announced the launch of the brand new VA Backlog API which allows anyone to access the VA backlog-related data available in the CIR database.
Billaway, a rewards program solutions provider for enterprises, has just announced the launch of the Billaway API which allows developers to integrate the Billaway platform into existing billpay and other product purchase systems.
With the formal launch this week of the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud a new era of in-memory computing is about to become a lot more accessible. According to Professor Hasso Plattner, chairman of the SAP supervisory board, HANA in the cloud will give IT organizations access to a platform that essentially eliminates the need for batch processing in favor of a model where all applications are run in real time.
Back in February, ProgrammableWeb reported that The White House had released a new We the People API to a select group of developers at the February 2013 White House Open Data Day Hackathon. The White House has now announced that the read-only version of the We the People API has been released to the public.
One of the bigger challenges with anything involving APIs is scale. As the number of APIs proliferate, the scalability demands from a management perspective become increasing untenable. Nowhere does that become more apparent than when dealing with mobile computing applications.
Edamam, a company committed to helping people eat better by using technology to capture, organize and distill “the world’s food knowledge,” announced at NY Tech Day the release of the Edamam Nutrition API so that third-party developers can use the Edamam platform to create innovative food and recipe applications.
EBSCO announced that Sweden’s Stockholm University has selected the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) which includes custom integration of the EDS API into the institution’s library software platform. The University was looking for a reliable search and discovery solution that would be easy to integrate with the existing library software platform.
The past week might go down in API history as one of the biggest developments in the ever progressing API economy. Three API management companies embraced an unprecedented spotlight in the API world. First, Intel, the king of processors, paid $180 million to acquire Mashery. Next, software giant CA Technologies, snatched up Layer 7. Finally, 3Scale announced a brand new round of funding ($4.2 million). The question must arise: why have two Fortune 1000 companies and multiple venture capitalists all of a sudden poured hundreds of millions into the API space?
Expert System, a leading semantic technology company and developer of Cogito semantic technology, has announced the release of the Cogito Intelligence API which allows semantic processing and analysis functionality to be integrated with government, intelligence, law enforcement and other types of security software systems and applications.
Dovico Software, a leading provider of web-based time management software, has officially announced the launch of Dovico Apps, a new portal featuring a variety of Dovico API driven applications for Dovico hosted clients.