Nexmo Launches Voice APIs

Eric Carter, February 28th, 2014

Cloud-based communications provider Nexmo has launched a new set of cloud-based voice services.


Nokia Hopes Developers Write for Its Branched Android

Eric Zeman, February 26th, 2014

Now that it has adopted Android, Nokia hopes that developers will come running to create apps for its new smartphones. Nokia claims that for app creators to adjust their existing apps to work on the Nokia X, X+, and XL will be no big deal. Nokia has a strong developer-outreach program, but enticing developers to change their apps might be more of a challenge than Nokia thinks.


Ravello Ties Cloud Testing to Continuous Integration

Michael Vizard, February 13th, 2014

One of the challenges with testing applications in the cloud is that it’s difficult to replicate the production environment where those applications will ultimately run. No matter how big the cloud is, the data center where those applications are tested usually bears little resemblance to the data center where the applications will actually end up running.


Two Great Social Data Platforms: How DataSift and Gnip Stack Up

Janet Wagner, February 10th, 2014

Social Data has become critical to developing business strategies, marketing brands and products, and gaining insights into consumers’ thought processes and buying patterns. The availability of real-time social data, along with the growing trend of Data as a Service (DaaS), has led to the development of platforms that provide business-critical social data on demand. Many platforms not only provide access to streams of social data, but incorporate business intelligence (BI) technologies and analytics capabilities as well.


PubNub Releases Connected Car Solution Kit

Michael Vizard, January 31st, 2014

Connected cars are one of the primary use cases for the Internet of Things (IoT) that capture the imagination of the general public and developers alike. At the Machine-2-Machine (M2M) Evolution Conference that was held this week at part of a larger ITEXPO event, PubNub announced that it is making available a Connected Car Solution Kit that developers can employ to access a range back-end cloud services that will enable to them to more easily build and deliver connected car applications.


APIs May Turn Quantum Computing into a Cloud Service

Michael Vizard, January 27th, 2014

As a concept, quantum computing is one of those topics that generates far more debate than actual usage. Not only are there quarrels about the applicability of different types of approaches to quantum computing; there’s still a fair amount of debate over whether quantum computing applications will prove to be all that much faster than conventional computing applications.


Plot.ly’s Plot to Visualize More Data

Ajay Ohri, January 22nd, 2014

ProgrammableWeb recently caught up with Matt Sundquist, founder and COO of  Plot.ly, a graphing and analytics startup. The Plotly API enables users to analyze and visualize data in one place, and forms an important step in building the infrastructure for data science to be further democratized. Sundquist spoke about the Plot.ly API, comparing it with existing visual solutions, and how visual data science solutions can evolve.


IBM Invests $100M to Help Developers Build Cognitive Applications

Michael Vizard, January 20th, 2014

Hard on the heels of a recent move to make its Watson supercomputer a service that developers can invoke via RESTful APIs, IBM is now making $100 million available to help developers build cognitive computing applications that can run on top of Watson.


NFL Drafts APIs Into Action for 2014 Playoffs

Michael Vizard, January 17th, 2014

Given the rabid nature of most of their fan base, professional football teams were among the first organizations to see the value of developing mobile applications to get closer to those fans. The problem for most teams now is the stadium WiFi experience they provide to their most loyal fans leaves much to be desired.


PubNub Moves Into Connected Car Market

Mark Boyd, January 14th, 2014

Real-time network PubNub has solidified its move into the connected car market with a winning app designed for Ford. Announced at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the winning integration by PubNub took Ford’s dashboard API and created a real-time dispatch app. ProgrammableWeb spoke with both PubNub and Ford about how developers are partnering with car manufacturers to build out the connected car ecosystem.


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