Today in APIs: Guidebox has New API for Unified Video Content Search, Tadaweb Focuses on “Small” Data, and 5 New APIs

Greg Bates, September 12th, 2013

GuideboxGuidebox offers unified search API for video content. Tadaweb manipulates “small” data without having users write code. Plus: Nordic API conference starts September 18 in Stockholm, Urban Airship supports iOS 7, and 5 new APIs.

Companies That Have Killed the Most APIs

Adam DuVander, August 16th, 2013

It’s a natural part of the API lifecycle for some to no longer be available. According to the ProgrammableWeb directory, about 13% of those that were once alive are now considered “deadpooled.” Of the companies tracked in the directory, Google tops the list with 33 discontinued APIs. However, it also has the most APIs. Percentage-wise, a handful of phone carriers seem most apt to kill APIs.

Today in APIs: Netsocket and Lync API, APIs and Infinite Data, and 15 New APIs

Greg Bates, June 24th, 2013

NetSocket uses Lync Cloud Experience Manager API. How APIs make infinite data comprehensible. Plus: SOA software delivers API foundation management, and 15 new APIs.

Netsocket Cloud Interoperable with Lync API

Netsocket, a leader in the unified communications field (UC) has announced that its Cloud Experience Manager (CEM) qualifies as fully interoperable with Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and 2013 and is fully compatible with the Lync Network Diagnostics API.

Gravity R&D Recommendation API: See You at the (Right) Movies

Greg Bates, June 21st, 2013

The focus of Gravity Rock Solid Recommendations is to help its business clients offer personalized recommendations to their customers. Their clients funnel lots of content, like video streaming sites, dating sites, Groupon imitators, classified sites and ad networks to consumers. The Gravity R&D API uses events to track user interactions. From there they import an item catalog to build user profiles to create the individualized recommendations.

Apple iOS 7 & Gamepad: A Super Hero API or Just a Hero Complex?

Greg Bates, June 17th, 2013

Apple’s coming support for MFi game controllers: all set to disrupt the industry or just another iBookstore? The key may be in Apple’s API. Or it could be a new factor, its impact on “gadgepop” or gadget population, the number of gadgets you need to carry. The future is cloudy.

The Guidebox API: All That Content Through Your App

Greg Bates, June 7th, 2013

GuideboxJust when you thought you left the search-for-the-remote problem behind, there’s a new search: what service are we watching on? Is it Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus? No, wait… I forget… Unlike those Google and Bing searches that make us smart, these frustrating searches make us feel stupid. Guidebox has a simple solution: it delivers all your services in one spot. If you have Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, Netflix, HBO Go, or Showtime Anytime, you can watch anything on them through Guidebox. The confusing search is over.

API Strategy and Practice Conference Will Kick Off in San Francisco, October 23-25, 2013

Janet Wagner, June 3rd, 2013

API Strategy and Practice Conference3scale and Kin Lane (API Evangelist) have announced that the second API Strategy and Practice Conference will take place October 23 – 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California at the Parc55 Hotel, located near Union Square. Tickets will be available in limited batches starting on June 5th.

APIs as Glue: Making it Stick

Guest Author, May 29th, 2013

Last week, for the first time I had the opportunity to attend the Glue conference in Broomfield, CO. An aptly named conference, Glue’s mission is to provide a technical forum for web application builders, architects, and integrators to talk about the various technologies that stick together to make a web platform and its associated applications. It’s one of the most exciting and nerdy places you can go, and it’s well worth the investment if you’re in this industry. Perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of this conference is the co-mingling of Big Enterprise and Scrappy Start-up.

Today In APIs: Lambda Labs Glass API, Pinterest API and 9 New APIs

Romin Irani, May 24th, 2013

Lambda Labs to debut Facial Recognition API for Google Glass. Will we finally see the release of the Pinterest API? Plus: National Crime Victimization Survey Data is now available in open data format for developers and 9 new APIs.

Boxfish Releases TV Discovery and Search API

Eric Carter, May 15th, 2013

Boxfish, television discovery startup, released an improved TV discovery app this past week. With the new release, Boxfish decided to make its technology available to third parties via an API. Boxfish allows the use of natural language to search for particular topics currently discussed on TV, or users can find out what is currently most popular on tv. The thought behind the API aims to empower other providers.

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