PW Interview: Nathan Kontny’s Draft Takes on Google, Microsoft, Apple.

Greg Bates, July 1st, 2013

Nathan Kontny is out to revise how you write, especially when you work with others. His online word processing program, Draft boasts features you can’t find in any other wordprocessor–like a professional editing service, for example. We began this PW exclusive interview via email. But in what might be the first time ever, we decided to switch to using the very tool he was being interviewed about, and write the rest of it on Draft.

MMS APIs are Unlocking the Mobile Future

Guest Author, June 17th, 2013

Everybody knows about SMS these days, and as it has become a regular part of daily life here in the United States, so too have simple, easy-to-use SMS APIs become available for developers to use. But few people know that MMS – Multimedia Message Service – is just as common and pervasive a part of the U.S. mobile ecosystem, and that MMS APIs are also available.

Moves API: Making Every Step Count

Candice McMillan, June 14th, 2013

MovesGetting in the right amount of daily exercise is important for general health, but how many of us know exactly how active we are on a daily basis? How much do we actually move and how can we track it? Moves is an application that transforms your iPhone into a portable movement tracker; a handy tool that is a combination of the kind of functionalities you’d find in other gadgets and apps such as Nike+ fuelband, Fitbit, Runkeeper, Runtastic etc. Moves also provides the Moves API that allows developers to access this functionality and integrate it with other applications.

Unleashed Software Offers API Access to Inventory Management Software

Eric Carter, June 13th, 2013

UnleashedUnleashed, online inventory management software provider, has launched a beta trial for access to its inventory management suite via the Unleashed API. A subset of Unleashed’s feature set is currently available through the API. Until the entire feature set becomes available, the API will remain in beta. Unleashed has already improved the beta to include more and more of its entire feature set, and currently includes around 20 of its world class inventory management features.

Today in APIs : Fed {API}, Summarization API and 2 New APIs

Romin Irani, May 17th, 2013

Fed {API} to provide curated Government data sets. Stremor Corp releases Content Summarization API. Plus: Apigee launches a research and strategy organization for the app economy and 2 new APIs.

API Spotlight: Positionly, Gyft, Cogito Intelligence APIs

Matthew Scott, April 27th, 2013

PositionlyOf the many APIs we published this week, nine were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those nine, which included the Positionly API. Positionly is a web analytics platform designed to help website owners see where their site traffic is coming from. The Positionly API gives developers access to SEO tracking tools, productivity of methods, reports, updates and etc. To learn more about how the API can be integrated into sites and applications, visit the Positionly site as well as the Positionly API blog post.

Easily Create eBooks from Web and Blog Content with Ebook Glue

Eric Carter, April 24th, 2013

Ebook GlueEbook Glue creates simple publishing tools that ease the process of readying content for electronic reading devices. Its flagship product, the Ebook Glue API, constitutes a straightforward tool that converts content to an ebook that its easily read on an ereader (iPad, Kindle, Nook, iPhone, Android device, etc.).  As long as the content can be sent over HTTP, Ebook Glue can convert content to an ebook.

Today in APIs: Digital Public Library Launch, Google Glass API Limits, and 20 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 22nd, 2013

Digital Public Library Launch. Google Glass API could be foggy. Plus: Disrupt NY Hackathon, the new open world of banking, and 20 new APIs.

111 New APIs: Pearson, EnClout and AirBNB

Wendell Santos, April 21st, 2013
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This week we had 111 new APIs added to our API directory including a form builder service, mobile application management platform, api pipelining service, in-store retail optimization service and cloud storage architecture service. We also covered a cutting edge motion controller and an API for server and website monitoring. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

BikeSpike Offers API for its Crash and Theft Detection Hardware

Eric Carter, March 27th, 2013

BikeSpike created a handy piece of hardware that easily affixes to any bicycle frame. The device contains a GPS device that can certainly track your mileage or help plan a route; but let’s face it, your smartphone can do that much while sitting in your pocket (or underneath your biking tights). BikeSpike’s mission goes beyond a simple GPS. BikeSpike offers automatic crash and tamper protection. BikeSpike aims to help users when they are unable to actually ride the bike. To spark further innovation around its hardware, BikeSpike provides an open API targeted at the developer community.

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