As “big data” continues to grow in popularity and intrigue, TaDaweb looks to unlock “the power of small data”; and, its TaDaweb API allows developers to tap into that power within third party applications. What does “small data” mean? To TaDaweb, “small data” means a collection of disparate data that exists across the public web that TaDaweb can bring together and provide some clarity.
User experience on the web has now become a differentiator – websites that are fast, sleek and easy-to-navigate get more traffic, more conversions and a better brand reputation. As competition is always just one-click away on the web, companies are now focused on providing the best experience possible to avoid losing visitors – and, ultimately, sales. However, websites have become complex ecosystems, rich with media, third-party services and built off of internal and external platforms. Figuring out the user experience is not an easy task as overall performance varies based on location, network, browser and operating system (OS), as well as the performance of the individual components on the page itself.
Do you know what’s relevant to your customer? Having 100 customers means you know there are 100 different answers. Futurelytics, whose mission is, “Let’s make Data Science available to everyone,” has released an API that aims at making sure each of your offerings is of maximum relevance to each customer. The RESTful Futurelytics API brings these predictive analytic features to your applications through JSON responses.
This week we had 59 new APIs added to our API directory including a content management system for applications, file sharing and organizing service, text processing and translation service, product customization service, and multi-channel commerce platform. In addition we covered an issue tracking API and an API for managing email newsletters. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Developers can extend the Guild Wars MMO via API now. Save on small parcel shipments via Postmaster API. Plus: New Firefox release opens up Social API and 10 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.
Our API directory now includes 945 social APIs. The newest is the SmartBots API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Twitter API. We list [num] Twitter mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of social APIs.
Humans are great at observational learning. As children we learn by observing the goals, actions and outcomes of others. Many programmers have applied this style of learning to improve their craft by studying and understanding code written by their peers. The same is true for our API design world. Reviewing and dissecting the web APIs that are available on the web can provide us with enormous insight into the design of APIs in general. In this post, we will look into the Box.net API and see what we can learn.
Crowdtilt has released an API that gives developers a chance to process payment in a new way. Jibe Mobile has announced a successful round of funding that finished with over $8 million. Plus: a migration guide for the AdSense Management API, Facebook separates Read/Write permissions, makes App login clearer, and 8 New APIs.
Busy week! We’ve got nine job openings this week in a variety of roles. Also notable this time around is the platform positions at companies not typically known for their API work: Visa, Bloomberg and Getty Images. As more and more companies continue to build an API strategy we’ll continue to see even more of these types of openings.