Sunlight Foundation has added an API portal to make government more transparent, as well as an interactive query builder. US government turns to open source for its API management solution. Plus: is API management wagging the dog? Also, Philips combines Hue lightbulbs with API for bright idea, and 14 new APIs.
Smartphones will continue to play a bigger role in our lives. The results of a recent study by research firm Mind Commerce confirms this. According to the report, the telecom networks API industry will grow 38% and account for $157 billion in global revenue by 2018.
For those looking for value for money in Lexington and Central Kentucky, RoyBoyDeals is just the ticket. The service provides daily unbeatable deals on restaurants, spas, theatre shows, sports activities and more. The company also provides the RoyBoyDeals API and encourages third party developers to make use of it and integrate the functionality with other applications.
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.
This week we had 66 new APIs added to our API directory including a content delivery service, electronic signature service, online payment service, community idea generation platform and online content aggregation and sharing service. In addition we covered Change.org’s Petition API and an API for recovering lost data. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
President Obama tweets to victory. Hackathon challenges gender stereotypes. Plus Facebook gives 90 day notice for impending API changes such as ending custom actions for content consumption, Pocket service for reading it later launches a new SDK, and 5 new APIs.
Seems like a simple answer perhaps, but an investigation of the nature of mobile apps reveals some characteristics that are a bit of a blast from the past. In the context of an enterprise setting, despite being a relatively new addition to the enterprise network, mobile apps display characteristics from passé programming styles. As a starting point for comparison, it is key to evaluate how mobile apps integrate and communicate with the prevalent enterprise architecture relative to more traditional web applications.
Well, maybe not forever. But Wednesday’s announcement that popular iPhone photo app Hipstamatic can now post their snapshots directly to Instagram’s photo sharing network is pretty huge. This marks the first time the Instagram API has allowed a third-party app to add content to its growing social network, clocked at 27 million registered users earlier this month. For developers who couldn’t wait for Instagram to publish its API (resourceful hackers reverse-engineered the system back in December, 2010), this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Despite reports to the contrary, two public statements from Twitter say there is no advertising API to auto-post Twitter ads, otherwise known as promoted tweets. The rumored tool would allow high volume advertisers to programmatically create campaigns. An API is a great way for a platform to scale its advertising operations, as we’ve seen with the Facebook Ads API, which launched with the Facebook Marketing Suite in August.
Our API directory now includes 76 storage APIs. The newest is the Pervasive Data Integrator API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Amazon S3 API. We list 77 Zillow mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of storage APIs.