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Guest Author, October 4th, 2013

This guest post comes from Lorinda Brandon, Director, Customer Community at Mashery. You can follow her on Twitter or at Mashery.
This week’s Business of APIs conference in New York City brought together an agenda that highlighted some of the biggest trendsetters in the API industry today. As the industry continues to mature, trends are beginning to emerge as [...]

Today in APIs: Travelport’s Universal API for Asia, the Box & Dignity $100k App Challenge, and 20 New APIs

Greg Bates, October 3rd, 2013

TravelportTravelport launches its API for Asia. Box and Dignity create health education contest with $100,000 prize and plus benefits. Plus: Parasoft API testing provides automated and continuous testing, Adaptly becomes Twitter Ads API partner, and 20 new APIs.

Letting It All Hang Out and How Data Can Serve Us

Amy Castor, October 2nd, 2013

When it comes to sharing personal data, Robert Scoble lets it all hang out. He is not afraid to tell people anything about himself, because he believes that the information mobile devices and sensors and apps collect on him can improve his life.

Today in APIs: GoSquared’s Real-Time Analytics API, Yiftee GiftUP API for Holidays, and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, October 1st, 2013

GoSquaredGoSquared soups up its real-time analytics API. Yiftee launches its Gift API in time for the holidays. Plus: Doximity API connects doctors to Facebook Connect, Hypermedia can show how resources are related in REST-based APIs, and 10 new APIs.

API Spotlight: DropBox, Greenway, and Given.to APIs

Matthew Scott, July 13th, 2013

RibbetOf the many APIs we published this week, eleven were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those eleven, which include the Ribbet API. Ribbet is a photo-editing tool providing users with various different tools and filters. Along with these basic tools and filters comes more complex photo collage making functionalities. These include more extensive editing tools similar to that of Photoshop.  The Ribbet API allows developers to integrate the Ribbet photo editing functionality into their websites. To learn more about the Ribbet API visit the Ribbet site as well as the Ribbet API blog post.

Entrada Joins Greenway’s Marketplace as a Certified Provider of Dictation Workflow

Greg Bates, July 11th, 2013

Doctors’ handwriting is bad beyond legend. They hate typing and it’s a waste to have their staff transcribing dictation when there is so much else they could do. Entrada makes that chore disappear by supporting dictation on almost any device from phones to tablets to computers, and then transcribing the text and prepping it for placement inside the patient’s electronic medical record. Now thanks to Greenway’s API, Entrada’s services are available to medical practices who are using the Greenway PrimeSUITE solution for managing EHRs.

The Quantified Self: Growing Interest in APIs to Manage Personal Data

Mark Boyd, July 2nd, 2013

A growth in the number of new APIs being created to act as quantified self data tools could lead to a new wave of personal health applications. Data streamed via quantified self APIs could also potentially create new empirical datasets to support emerging sciences. The Moves API, Pokelog API and a forthcoming Human API all point to greater interest in pulling personal data into new applications.

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.

API Spotlight: Onehub, Ecobee, Ringadoc, and Converser APIs

Matthew Scott, June 22nd, 2013

ConverserOf the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those ten, which include the Converser API. The Converser API is a communication platform that brings businesses and developers in better contact with their customers and users. Functionality includes the creation of offers, polls, questions, and compensations to be sent to the customer at will. On top of this, real time tracking when users are actively using and application with the Converser API. To learn more about the Converser API visit the Converser site as well as the Converser API blog post.

How Are You? API: Taking Better Care Of Your Health

Candice McMillan, June 21st, 2013

How are youHow Are You? Is a UK-based application that provides a free service for NHS patients and NHS healthcare professionals, enabling them to create personal online health records that can be easily managed and shared where necessary. This kind of application has the potential to greatly enhance and improve the future of eHealth, and by providing the How Are You API, the service makes it possible for its handy functionality to be accessed and integrated with other applications.

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