Nike launches the Nike+ Developer Portal. The thin line between corporate hackathons and exploitation. Plus: Twitter libraries that support the latest version, Facebook cuts off access to Voxer over competition concerns, and 11 new APIs.
Of the many APIs we published this week, fifteen were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those fifteen, which included the The Xchangeonline API. The Xchangeonline API is a tool that provides developers with currency conversion and rounding functionalities that can be integrated into their applications. Developers simply request the URL, specifying the desired function, the amount, the current currency, the desired currency, and of course their API key. The service can convert between 100 different currencies worldwide with the option of more currencies given a more expensive plan.
Digitalfolio’s API connects retailers up to its rapidly expanding comparison shopping site, currently focused on appliances and electronics, and more recently toys. With seven of the largest retailers on board, including Sears, Amazon, Walmart and Target, Digitalfolio is rapidly becoming a site retailers need to have their wares on.
They say it’s the Age of the Consumer because people have more access to a lot of information about any given product they buy or vendor they do business with. But for all that information one thing most of us don’t have much control over is the rewards programs their credit cards generated points towards every time they buy something.
This week we had 54 new APIs added to our API directory including a voice and SMS communications for apps, email and file migration service, in app SMS messaging service, html5 video player, twitter influence measurement service. Additionally we covered the CheckInOn.Me API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Netflix adds Hystrix to its open source AWS Management toolkit. German Newspaper ZEIT releases API. Plus: SaaS and APIs have disrupted the Enterprise Applications landscape, Gartner on Best Buy’s digital edge in retail and 23 new APIs.
TomTom throws open its platform to developers with location services API. Maluuba announces Siri-like API. Plus: how the Government can take hints from the App economy to give its platform a boost, seven keys for building a successful API and 19 new 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.
This week we had 69 new APIs added to our API directory including a pass and ticket creation service for PassBook, eCommerce diagnosis and analytics service, advertising campaign management service, quality control service for crowd-sourcing websites, server storage extension service. We also covered an API that streamlines event planning. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.