From the two sides of the globe, CA Technologies — owner of the Layer 7 API Management Suite — has announced new API services aimed at providing developers and enterprises with a full mobile suite platform. At DeveloperWeek in San Francisco, Dana Crane, senior product manager at CA Technologies, launched the General Availability of the API Portal; at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Dimitri Sirota, Layer 7 cofounder, talked to ProgrammableWeb about the launch of the API Gateway.
The US Census Bureau adds economic indicators to its API. Instant API attends Texas Tech Wildcatters. Plus: CA/Layer7 aiming for a world of connected devices, Yodlee to co-host 11 hackathons worldwide, and 10 new APIs.
Tropo and Huawei partner to deploy Tropo API on China Telecom. CoverMyMeds releases API for supporting electronic prior authorization. Plus: there’s an API for building a low-volume hardware product, Google wants developers to go to school for Drive, and 9 new APIs.
Acision, leader in the mobile services space, has launched the Forge API. Forge constitutes an API that gives developers and enterprises access to enterprise grade communications features (e.g. SMS, VoIP, WebRTC, etc.). The API access allows developers to easily build mobile applications with such features. The new release allows users to take advantage of Acision’s carrier grade enterprise reliability with with agility expected in the mobile space.
This week, we had 44 new APIs added to our API directory including a company that builds app-enabled products, a hacker event listing service, and a digital magazine publishing platform. We also covered 2014’s Developer Week, which took place last week.
ProgrammableWeb initially covered FoodEssentials in 2012 when its LabelAPI matched around 75% of scanned product labels from developer partners. Since then, its database has grown to include the lion’s share of all products sold in the U.S. market. As FoodEssentials gets ready for another SXSW, ProgrammableWeb caught up with FoodEssentials’ Tyler Olsen to learn more about LabelAPI’s success, growth and future.
CA’s Layer7 survey reports split over whether security or usability is biggest API issue. AnyPresence wins top API infrastructure award. Plus: API design security and usability remain key, Broadcom’s open network function virtualization platform, and 11 new APIs.
While there’s still a lot of uncertainty about the viability of platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings as a distinct market apart from infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), there is no doubt that PaaS technologies are becoming more accessible in the cloud with each passing day.
APIs are creating opportunities for businesses to enter new markets, extend their customer reach, and create innovative products based on their data assets and core functionalities. As they progress along this path, businesses often start redefining themselves as a platform: They see themselves as allowing customers to couple with a business’ data assets and services via an API in whatever configuration makes sense to the customer’s value chain.
Informatica is looking to make the lives of developers simpler on two fundamental planes of existence. The first is allowing developers to leverage Informatica APIs to create their own connectors. The second involves making it easier to collaborate with business users in terms of figuring out what data sources actually need to be integrated.