Activestandards, the provider of a website quality management platform, has just released the first of what it says will be many APIs. Their focus is on helping enterprises drive business by getting technical and marketing teams to work more closely together. According to the press release, the goal is to facilitate integration with the content management systems (CMS).
Even to the most casual observer it’s pretty apparent that developers will be accessing ever increasingly larger amounts of data via an API. The challenge is finding the right cloud-based platform capable of facilitating the integration of all that data at acceptable performance levels.
What do Angry Birds, car sharing, the game Ruzzle, and Khan Academy all have in common? They’ve boosted their operations as clients of the Google App Engine. Apps are implemented using Python, with Java as a second language, making AJAX web applications feasible.
With work forces becoming increasingly more mobile, there is a need for businesses to have quick and easy communication lines with employees on the move. Being able to achieve this with existing enterprise and telecommunication infrastructure means companies can improve communication with staff without increasing costs. This was the idea behind the creation of Red Oxygen. It’s a service that combines the functionality of email applications with the convenience and mobility of text messaging. With the help of Red Oxygen’s API, sending text messages from an application or CRM is simple.
When it comes to mobile computing IT organizations basically have two choices. They can either try to extend their existing applications to support mobile computing access or they can develop applications from the ground up that are truly optimized for mobile computing.
One the one hand Big Data is supposed to be one of the best things to happen to IT since the invention of the database. After all, managing massive amounts of data should make IT more relevant than ever. But as Big Data continues to evolve it’s starting to look like managing all that data is beyond the scope of many IT organizations. As a result line of businesses are turning to raft of emerging Big Data services in the cloud that allow them to analyze massive amounts of data by invoking a relatively simple API.
Another month – another API event! This time in my hometown Stockholm – what more could you ask for? Spring weather perhaps? We may have to wait for better weather until the fall conference, which will feature talks from ProgrammableWeb’s own Adam DuVander and John Musser. For now lets recap what we saw at the inaugural Nordic API event.
Among the three largest social networking sites the most arcane to deal with from a developer perspective is LinkedIn. Now PeopleLinx is trying to prove there is a viable developer opportunity surrounding Linkedin APIs. The company, which just picked up an additional $3.2 million in financing, has developed an analytics application for LinkedIn that allows organizations to more easily ascertain what people are connected to what potential key accounts.
At the API Academy, we make a habit of studying APIs and discussing them to get better at our craft. We usually do this in private and behind closed doors, but last month Programmable Web gave me an opportunity to write up a public review of the Box API, and I’m happy to have the opportunity to write another. This time, we will be delving into eBay’s set of APIs.
Here is a follow up interview with Raj Kadam, CEO of Viralheat API whom we have interviewed on the Sentiment Analysis API here. In 2012, Viralheat had about 30 billion calls over all its’ APIs. Viralheat just announced a new API called Human Intent API.