Softphone Company CounterPath Announces Bria for Windows API

Amy Castor, July 24th, 2013

In a bid for a larger chunk of the unified communications market, CounterPath announced an API for its Bria for Windows communications platform. The Vancouver company produces softphones, which allow users to make Internet phone calls (think Skype and Google Voice) from a computer or a mobile device. Although a relatively small player in the market, Counterpath has a respectable 10 million downloads of its client. Its client consists of X-lite, free, and Bria for commercial use. Bria offers voice and video over fixed, mobile and WiFi networks. It’s ability to automatically switch to WiFi, allows users to stay connected while saving money.

Today in APIs: Skype to Kill Desktop API, Stormpath Joins AWS Marketplace, and 13 New APIs

Greg Bates, July 15th, 2013

SkypeSkype is closing its desktop API at the end of 2013. Stormpath joins the AWS marketplace and partner network. Plus: a hack-day tool for parsing civic data and 13 new APIs.

Skype Plans To Shutdown Desktop API by Year-End

Romin Irani, July 15th, 2013

SkypeSkype plans to shutdown its Desktop API by year-end and expects all developers to embrace Skype URIs as the standard mechanism to integrate Skype functionality in their mobile, web and desktop applications. Come September, the Skype Application will be stopped, Chat functionality through the Desktop API will be disabled and users will be internally messaged about these changes.

VidyoConferencing 3.0: New Capabilities Available With API Integration

Greg Bates, June 18th, 2013

Vidyo’s VidyoConferencing 3.0 is a major release including a new desktop conferencing system, a sharing and collaboration system,  and two new room system form factors. One of the most interesting features is Vidyoweb that works in browsers to include users of IM clients such as Skype and Google and streamlined experience for guest users on the system.

APIs of the Week: Staff Picks Naveen Selvadurai API, US Government Data and Video Interviewing

Wendell Santos, June 9th, 2013

This week we had 42 new APIs added to our directory and our staff picked their favorites. Among them include Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai’s personal API, a market research application, access to US foreign policy records and a video interviewing API. Read below for more information on each.

Today in APIs: Weemo Funding for US, Metwit’s API for Push Weather Notifications, and 7 New APIs

Greg Bates, May 20th, 2013

Metwit Weather and ForecastFrench Video Startup Weemo raises $3 million to expand to US. Metwit builds API for push weather notifications. Plus: Twitter extends API v1 life to June 11, new GEO APIs for Android, and 7 new APIs.

TokBox Brings WebRTC Video Conferencing to Firefox

Greg Bates, March 6th, 2013

TokBox OpenTokThe Opentok API solves a straightforward but complex problem: how do you get people videoconferncing over different devices and browsers on the web? Now it has arrived on Mozilla’s Firefox browser.

Today In APIs: Codecademy Launches API Lessons, Geo Ads in Stores, and 15 New APIs

Greg Bates, January 14th, 2013

Codecademy invades the API How-To Space. Walgreens starts instore ads with geofencing platform. Plus: Pealk acquired by Viadeo, Dextrorobotics finds objects in photos, and 15 new APIs.

Today in APIs: The Call for a Google Plus Read/Write API, 3Scale’s Top 10 API Blogposts of 2012 and 26 New APIs

Greg Bates, December 31st, 2012

Google PlusTechcrunch calls for a full Google Plus Read/Write API. 3Scale names the top 10 API Blogposts of 2012. Plus: Newspaper posts gun owner names and addresses, Amazon S3 adds root domain website hosting and 26 new APIs.

API Sotlight: Genomics with JChem and Illumina Basespace APIs, and Blogging Simplified with Epistlee

Matthew Scott, November 24th, 2012

MagistoOf the many APIs we published this week, twelve were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those twelve, which included the Magisto API.

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