Today, thanks to cloud computing, most people have instant access to information, tools and applications that can help them perform their corporate and personal tasks better. That’s not the case, however, on the development side: Nearly 15 million developers and software companies use traditional development environment, with all of the limitations that come with operating systems for developing applications and software. They code, compile and debug applications while sitting in front of a system that supports the given development environment or IDE.
Taboola has launched a mobile API that allows publishers to integrate the platform into mobile and connected television environments. Appy Pie has added a food ordering API to its app builder. Plus: Oxide Games demoes Mantle API and XX new APIs.
Amazon Kinesis arrives in public beta, a developer tool for real-time apps. Explara’s API and event marketplace for India launches. Plus: Paypal acquires Stackmob, why the orchestration layer is the future of APIs, and 11 new APIs.
This week, we had 55 new APIs added to our API directory including a human emotion detection service, a screenshot service API, and a vacation rentals application. We also explored Twitter’s take on API partnership success.
Creating API mashups has matured alongside the explosive growth of open APIs to create a new type of service: the API aggregation business. These innovative businesses combine APIs from multiple providers to build new products and services. Recent conference panels (including several hosted by ProgrammableWeb), have confirmed that API aggregation is set to be a major theme of 2014. This article explores some of the emerging business models and service providers focused on API aggregation and discusses what to expect as we see API aggregation increase in the year ahead.
Chrome OS could be going password-free thanks to a new API. Riot’s League of Legends data is now available through an API. Plus: Rainforest uses API for QA testers as an on demand service, and 12 new APIs.
One Hour Translation launches API for its Translation Memory Cloud (TMC). The G Adventures API integrates small group tours with third party apps. Plus: SmartBear Software Acquires Lucierna, and 11 new APIs.
IronSource releases API for KudosKit to turn user appreciation into action. Netatmo API gathers the data that measures air quality–everywhere–from your home to your city, making it clear when it is safe to exercise. Plus 11 new APIs.
At this year’s Defrag conference, several themes emerged: identity management and security, quantified self and (of course) robotics. And, although the conference claimed to have APIs as a common theme (and it did), the APIs themselves were part of a much bigger and louder conversation about what they enable. Along with big data comes APIs’ ability to use the data to instruct the things around us. We may be enabling data transfers among machines faster than we can interpret the data and the legalities around using it.