With so many TV shows and movies available online these days, it can be hard for viewers to find exactly what they are looking for. To make life easier for television watchers, Guidebox, a service that answers the question, “Where can I stream or purchase this?,” released a free API that lets developers integrate movie and TV episode search into websites and mobile apps.
Guidebox offers unified search API for video content. Tadaweb manipulates “small” data without having users write code. Plus: Nordic API conference starts September 18 in Stockholm, Urban Airship supports iOS 7, and 5 new APIs.
It’s a natural part of the API lifecycle for some to no longer be available. According to the ProgrammableWeb directory, about 13% of those that were once alive are now considered “deadpooled.” Of the companies tracked in the directory, Google tops the list with 33 discontinued APIs. However, it also has the most APIs. Percentage-wise, a handful of phone carriers seem most apt to kill APIs.
Netsocket, a leader in the unified communications field (UC) has announced that its Cloud Experience Manager (CEM) qualifies as fully interoperable with Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and 2013 and is fully compatible with the Lync Network Diagnostics API.
The focus of Gravity Rock Solid Recommendations is to help its business clients offer personalized recommendations to their customers. Their clients funnel lots of content, like video streaming sites, dating sites, Groupon imitators, classified sites and ad networks to consumers. The Gravity R&D API uses events to track user interactions. From there they import an item catalog to build user profiles to create the individualized recommendations.
Apple’s coming support for MFi game controllers: all set to disrupt the industry or just another iBookstore? The key may be in Apple’s API. Or it could be a new factor, its impact on “gadgepop” or gadget population, the number of gadgets you need to carry. The future is cloudy.
Just when you thought you left the search-for-the-remote problem behind, there’s a new search: what service are we watching on? Is it Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus? No, wait… I forget… Unlike those Google and Bing searches that make us smart, these frustrating searches make us feel stupid. Guidebox has a simple solution: it delivers all your services in one spot. If you have Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, Netflix, HBO Go, or Showtime Anytime, you can watch anything on them through Guidebox. The confusing search is over.
3scale and Kin Lane (API Evangelist) have announced that the second API Strategy and Practice Conference will take place October 23 – 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California at the Parc55 Hotel, located near Union Square. Tickets will be available in limited batches starting on June 5th.
Last week, for the first time I had the opportunity to attend the Glue conference in Broomfield, CO. An aptly named conference, Glue’s mission is to provide a technical forum for web application builders, architects, and integrators to talk about the various technologies that stick together to make a web platform and its associated applications. It’s one of the most exciting and nerdy places you can go, and it’s well worth the investment if you’re in this industry. Perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of this conference is the co-mingling of Big Enterprise and Scrappy Start-up.
Lambda Labs to debut Facial Recognition API for Google Glass. Will we finally see the release of the Pinterest API? Plus: National Crime Victimization Survey Data is now available in open data format for developers and 9 new APIs.