Back in April, Wired published a story about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s mission to make Flckr awesome again. Likely, that was the motivation behind Yahoo’s recent acquisition of IQ Engines, a popular image recognition service.
Path, the mobile-only social networking app that lets you share “moments” along the path of your life with a close circle of family and friends, announced it is adding 13 new API content partners, which will allow its users to share even more.
PayPal makes its new REST APIs available to developers around the world. The Clinton Foundation sponsors a health codeathon. Plus: QQ Solutions API released for insurance management system, new innovation center in downtown Moscow, and 5 new APIs.
There is a category of vendors on the rise in the API space; Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). The term is fairly new and there is some debate as to the definition and features of vendors that would be classified in the iPaaS category. This post is an overview of iPaaS and features several vendors that offer iPaaS solutions.
API Craft – a new conference event planned for late July in Detroit – wants to create a common future vision amongst API developers. Independently organized by Apigee staffers Brian Mulloy, Kevin Swiber and Scott Regan, API Craft will be held from July 29 – 31 in Detroit Michigan at the central city location of 1555 Broadway Street.
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.
Foursquare co-founder launches API on self. Kaiser Permanente starts open health API. Plus: facial recognition on Google Glass banned – but developers persist, WSO2 enables federated access to APIs across multiple entities, and 9 new APIs.
Of 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 Liquid Helium APIs. Stremor, the heuristics startup behind the APIs, aims to create a summarization framework for long form content. By applying language indicators such as cause, conclusion, relevance, and emotion, Liquid Helium can make accurate decisions about decreasing form length. To learn more about the Liquid Helium API visit the Liquid Helium site as well as the Liquid Helium API blog post.
The ever elusive Pinterest API made news once again this week when its documentation briefly appeared on the Pinterest developer site. Here at ProgrammableWeb, the Pinterest API profile is our most viewed page showing that developers are itching for more information. While the official API hasn’t been released, we’ve still seen a number of mashups that take advantage of Pinterest’s functionality. Below we highlight a few of them.
The sharing of thousands of online images is a big part of daily social media interaction. Even with the accompanying comments enhanced by expressive punctuation or clever emoticons, however, nothing beats an actual spoken response for an accurate representation of how a person has really responded to an image or what they really think about that image. SayRoom makes this possible by allowing users to actually voice and share their recorded reactions. The service also provides the SayRoom API that allows developers to access these audio messages created by users.