How to Create a Web Application that Visualizes Twitter Updates Over Time

Guest Author, November 7th, 2013

TwitterAs companies, organizations and professionals become more and more interconnected via social networks such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, a new trend is beginning to emerge—social network data visualization. So let’s make a data visualization of our own.

Big Data-Driven Applications to Fuel API Economy

Michael Vizard, November 1st, 2013

The whole point of investing in Big Data is to drive the development of a new generation of data-driven applications. The challenge most organizations will face is that once they build those applications they will need to have a robust set of APIs through which to share the information those applications create.

New Cacoo SDK Edition Allows Integration of Cacoo Platform with Third-Party Apps

Janet Wagner, September 19th, 2013

NulabNulab, a communication and collaboration applications company based in Japan, has announced the launch of the new Cacoo SDK edition which includes the brand new Cacoo SDK Edition API. Cacoo is a web-based collaborative drawing tool that allows users to create a variety of diagrams including sitemap, flowchart, mind map, wireframe, UML and network diagrams.

Unlock and Visualize Enterprise Data Using New WSO2 User Engagement Server

Janet Wagner, July 23rd, 2013

WSO2Earlier this month, ProgrammableWeb reported that WSO2 had launched the WSO2 App Factory, a brand new cloud-enabled enterprise DevOps platform that allows project teams to collaborate on the creation, deployment and management of enterprise applications. WSO2 has just announced the launch of another brand new platform; the WSO2 User Engagement Server (UES), a platform that allows developers and enterprise professionals to create customized dashboards, microsites and gadgets with enterprise data and 3rd party data sources which makes it possible to convert volumes of data into valuable business insights and to create engaging user experiences.

Practice Fusion Releases New Imaging API Ahead of EHR Incentive Changes

Eric Carter, July 1st, 2013

Practice FusionPractice Fusion, the leader in web-based electronic health records, has launched a Medical Imaging API.  The API release comes just prior to updates to the EHR Incentive Program that will require physicians to order and receive medical images electronically. Through API integration, imaging centers can serve all of their clients via a single interface.

The Ocutag API: Delivering Answers with Visual Search

Greg Bates, June 25th, 2013

Ocutag Ocutag, a division of Ricoh Innovations, aims to help apps deliver content to users taking photos. Their aim is to herald a new model of retail. App designers upload images and tag them with information. When users snap pics of the same thing in reality, information can be delivered through the app, such as that appearing in the graphic of the scarf below: where to buy it, details about it, local stores that carry it. What information is delivered is up to the company with the app. The company provides the Ocutag API for integration.

Dimple: PMSI Launches Open Source D3 API

Eric Carter, June 18th, 2013

dimplePractical Management Solutions and Insights (PMSI) has launched an open-source API project for business analytics: dimple. Dimple aims to open up the flexibility and power of d3 to analysts. With little d3 knowledge needed, the dimple API gives analysts access to the tools capable of creating dynamic graphical representations of datasets.

APIs Start to Set the Big Data Pace

Michael Vizard, April 4th, 2013

One the one hand Big Data is supposed to be one of the best things to happen to IT since the invention of the database. After all, managing massive amounts of data should make IT more relevant than ever. But as Big Data continues to evolve it’s starting to look like managing all that data is beyond the scope of many IT organizations. As a result line of businesses are turning to raft of emerging Big Data services in the cloud that allow them to analyze massive amounts of data by invoking a relatively simple API.

Open Bank Project Aims for Transparency and Banking as a Serivce

Eric Carter, February 15th, 2013

TESOBE, Berlin-based software development firm, has launched the Open Bank Project with the hopes of bringing more transparency to the world’s banking community. To accomplish its goal, the Open Bank Project provides an API that banks utilize to provide transaction data to interested parties. Given the hypersensitivity of financial information, the Open Bank Project must persevere through many obstacles. However, should the idea catch hold, it could be the first example of open banking as a service.

StatHat API: Making it Simple to See Your Apps by the Numbers

Greg Bates, January 17th, 2013

StatHatSo just how is your App doing? Got calls on your API? How many? StatHat API makes it possible to answer these types of questions statistically and to chart the data to pick out trends and patterns. Seeing is comprehending.

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