The opportunities for European startups to access government open data via APIs to create innovative business models are yet to materialize. That’s the read-between-the-lines message from a panel session hosted today at Internetdagarna, a two-day Swedish cloud industry event that will tomorrow see a full day’s program hosted by NordicAPIs.
There has been a lot of buzz in recent months about “Google Glass,” a wearable computer with a head-mounted display that is currently in development by Google as part of “Project Glass.” The general public’s reception of Google Glass has been mixed, with some eagerly awaiting it’s arrival and others hating the very idea of it’s existence.
API growth over the past few years has increased exponentially. There are new APIs launched every week and breaking news about APIs every day. There have been a lot of great articles written about APIs and the API Economy. This is a round up of essential API articles that you may have missed.
Sometimes, when assessing a website, it helps to know how popular it is. These days, there are a lot of ways to learn this, including a few recent mashups. There are also other apps that assess popularity, using different APIs and analysis to do so. Below we have a selection of some of the recent mashups that dig into determining ranking and popularity.
Online video is hot and so are online video APIs. We recently added the Vimeo API to our listings and this brings the total number of APIs at ProgrammableWeb to 19 (see them all here). The king of these is still the YouTube API but for developers there are lots of choices.