Deezer announced a new set of APIs and the accompanying “app Studio”. Amazon takes its Maps API from public beta to full release. Plus: LinkedIn launches Ads API, enabling custom tools for large-scale campaigns, VStorage API support focus of Symantec-Veeam battle and 20 new APIs.
MyFitnessPal goes down the API route to integrate devices and applications. Facebook World HACK 2012 sees 300+ apps built. Google Play Developer Console new version is now publicly available to all but still lacks an API. Plus: SAP’s in-memory Database HANA One is now available for production use on AWS, Apigee / Layer 7 Simplify API Development and 13 New APIs
For sports fans, this might be the best time of the year. Baseball is winding down and the playoffs are about to begin, the NFL and NCAA are in full gear with big matchups every weekend and basketball is on the horizon with camps opening soon. Today’s look at mashups focuses on those that bring [...]
Yahoo gives BOSS developers geo services by rolling PlaceFinder and PlaceSpotter into the new BOSS Geo. The Washington Post announces an upcoming hackathon for the 2012 Presidential Election. Plus: The Gates Foundation hosts their own hackathon, Google Analytics now offers iOS6 support and 9 new APIs.
Amazon CloudFront announces new updates to its service to help developers build even faster applications. Google calls for developers across Africa to participate in the upcoming Google Places API Developer Challenge. Plus: 4Chan brings the future of memes with the release of its API and 14 new APIs.
This past week 15 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 20 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Amazon SES, ESPN, Geoportail, Readability , Readmill, ReadSocial and Topsy. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (6 APIs, 10 mashups), Mapping (3 APIs, 7 mashups) and Music (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Our API directory now includes 112 advertising APIs. The newest is the TagLabs ActiveTag API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google AdSense API. We list 74 Google AdSense mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of advertising APIs.
Librato hits the sweet spot for late adopters. Developers that are not willing to host their systems in the cloud, but need to implement reliable, automatic scaling should find Librato to be a realistic way forward. It allows for existing applications to be wrapped in “containers” and “templates” which transform them into monitored processes that produce performance metrics. Now with the Librato APIs, developers can now fully manage their process configuration set programatically. This company makes a serious offering to the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) space with technology driven on an excellent strategy and backed by 12 million in funding.
Proving to be too popular, the Google Translate API will be discontinued December 1 due to what the company characterizes as “extensive abuse.” Effective immediately, rate limits will be greatly reduced. The search giant announced plans to shutter a dozen APIs in all, though most were older and less used than Translate.
Major U.S. music festival Lollapalooza is catering to hackers with its new Lollapalooza API and a contest. Even though music may be of interest to those who program, music festivals normally don’t fall under our purview here at ProgrammableWeb. We’re excited that this acclaimed music festival is making its data available to the public this year so developers can build applications involving their scheduling and artist info.