Wearables were a hot trend at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona this week. No fewer than six devices made their debut, including fitness bands and full-on smartwatches. Without app support, however, these tools are little more than expensive jewelry.
Critical Alert has announced the pending release of the nurse call industry’s first API: the CommonPath API. Linkify has made its semantic augmented-reality mobile software development kit (SDK) generally available. Plus, Intilery introduces Firehose API and 10 new APIs.
APIs are creating opportunities for businesses to enter new markets, extend their customer reach, and create innovative products based on their data assets and core functionalities. As they progress along this path, businesses often start redefining themselves as a platform: They see themselves as allowing customers to couple with a business’ data assets and services via an API in whatever configuration makes sense to the customer’s value chain.
SwiftIQ has released a first-of-its-kind data mining API aimed at uncovering the deep associations previously hidden in large datasets. The Frequent Pattern Mining (FPM) API has wide potential for use across major sectors, government, and healthcare, with the ability to speed up big data analysis and identify the opportunities that “connect the dots” for suppliers and service providers across any number of industries. SwiftIQ — which offers a range of predictive algorithm APIs that customers use in conjunction with their own datasets — is making the FPM API available on a case-by-case basis at present. Jason Lobel, CEO and Co Founder of SwiftIQ, spoke with ProgrammableWeb to announce the API.
Do you have potentially complex objects you need ready access to on the client? The Indexed Database API—while still evolving—may be just the tool you need.
This week, we had 58 new APIs added to our API directory including a product customization service, a smart home automation service, and a streaming video application. We also explored whether or not REST is losing it’s flair and described alternatives to REST.
We have covered Web scraping before. As the amount of data that can be captured from the web increases, developers increasingly need a way to handle huge quantities of data downloads from the internet, both structured as well as unstructured. The basic underlying problem in creating custom scrapers is that websites often differ in the basic variety of formats, so a scraper that runs smoothly on some websites may return junk results on other websites.
The team at Intel Mashery has helped launch more than 200 customer API programs, and has identified a few key steps that can encourage an overall API launch with the potential to generate new revenue streams, increase innovation and drive business development.
Our API directory now includes 152 tracking APIs. The newest is the YouTracker Icon Creator API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Airbrake API. We list 2 Airbrake mashup. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of tracking APIs.