One of the cumbersome chores associated with using a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) platform is moving data in and out, especially for mobile computing applications that need to do this frequently.
Although the acquisition of Autonomy by Hewlett-Packard may go down as one of the most questionable financial transactions in the history of IT, the core search and indexing technology that Autonomy developed is emerging as the lynchpin of a new set of API services that HP intends to expose to application developers.
Captain Pass, creator of coupons, membership cards and more launches an API. Matrox Mura launches API for digital signage. Plus: Minimalytcis does mashup on metrics, and 9 new APIs.
Since Nexmo founded its API-based business in 2010, it has done amazingly well. Now the SMS cloud carrier just received $18 million in fresh funding (on top of the $3 million it got a year ago), which CEO Tony Jamous says the company will use to grow sales and marketing and expand offerings to include what many have been waiting for: voice.
This week, we had 59 new APIs added to our API directory including a flu outbreak tracking application, an online business launching tool, and an online management system for churches. We also explored the top tools that help developers mock web services instead of starting from scratch.
Do you have potentially complex objects you need ready access to on the client? The Indexed Database API—while still evolving—may be just the tool you need.
Apigee acquires InsightsOne for deeper analytics. Cloud elements connects documents via one API. Plus: Genuitec customizes APIs for apps across web, mobile, cloud and desktop, PubNub and Ford’s vehicle dispatch app, and 8 new APIs.
Creating API mashups has matured alongside the explosive growth of open APIs to create a new type of service: the API aggregation business. These innovative businesses combine APIs from multiple providers to build new products and services. Recent conference panels (including several hosted by ProgrammableWeb), have confirmed that API aggregation is set to be a major theme of 2014. This article explores some of the emerging business models and service providers focused on API aggregation and discusses what to expect as we see API aggregation increase in the year ahead.
The explosive growth of social media, cloud computing and mobile devices is making Web APIs the primary interface for technology-driven products and services, and placing more and more attention on the emerging “API economy.” And with 50 percent of B2B collaboration predicted to take place through APIs by 2016, we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg.