The USDA has announced the release of a new farmers market API. Google gets serious about gaming with a cross-platform gaming API. Plus: the Mirror API for Glass is ‘awfully prohibited and closed’ and 9 new APIs.
At the API Academy, we make a habit of studying APIs and discussing them to get better at our craft. We usually do this in private and behind closed doors, but last month Programmable Web gave me an opportunity to write up a public review of the Box API, and I’m happy to have the opportunity to write another. This time, we will be delving into eBay’s set of APIs.
In the not too distant future unified communications will be a feature embedded in almost every new Web application, which from a developer perspective means that most end users are going to soon view most existing applications as nothing short of being antiquated.The W3C is currently working out the details of a WebRTC specification that essentially puts support for a real-time communication engine directly in the browser.
The 4sync SOAP API provides over 50 API functions like uploading and downloading files and deleting folders. The API gives access to 4sync’s cloud synching, which is acknowledged to be among the least expensive deals available, featuring 15 gigabytes of free storage.
Founded by former Yahoo and Facebook vets, Continuuity releases their Platform as a Service for big data. Read a recap of the first ever App.net Hackathon. Plus: Kii launches carrier-grade, self-service cloud for mobile app developers, improving the API developer experience and 10 new APIs.
Continuuity is Platform as a Service For Big Data
Continuuity, a startup [...]
This week we had 100 new APIs added to our API directory including a geographic mapping features service, online store and e-commerce product search service, mobile games discovery and marketing service, micro-Apps for Android and iOS and phone conversation management app. In addition we covered an API that helps users stay safe, how to simplify visual communication with Lucidchart, and the Avocado couples app. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Facebook tells us about the impact that its new “App Center” is having on how users consume Apps. “Couch Commerce” is a big deal. Plus: a payments network takes on Google, Facebook makes it easier to find sample apps and 25 new APIs.
New Facebook iOS SDK provides native UI controls. AWS powers Curiosity Rover landing video telecast. API Job requirements get specific. Plus: a report on Business value of APIs, LinkedIn unloads upgraded API to expand sharing power and 17 New APIs.
Get ready to feel bad about your high school projects after seeing what a 17 year-old build with the Google App Engine API. And remember original Siri app? The voice-to-text that operated Siri before it became an Apple product is now available as a public API. Plus: all aboard a train ticket API, Evernote brings its API to China and 16 new APIs.
This week we had 74 new APIs added to our API directory including a large dataset querying service, badge creation and earning system, social product recommendation platform and an API integration platform. In addition, we covered a new API that enables B@B personalization marketing, an alternative to the Face.com API, the first Mark Wahlberg API and the release of the DGCourseReview API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.