Netflix adds Hystrix to its open source AWS Management toolkit. German Newspaper ZEIT releases API. Plus: SaaS and APIs have disrupted the Enterprise Applications landscape, Gartner on Best Buy’s digital edge in retail and 23 new APIs.
Brightcove releases an update to their App Cloud mobile platform enabling developers to build mobile apps more quickly and cheaply. DataSift partners with Bitly to give users further insight into what content actually engages readers. Plus: Maluuba’s answer to Siri, IQ Engine’s new image recognition API and 17 new APIs.
For music, there’s Pandora. For film, there’s Netflix. And now for art, there’s Art.sy. Art.sy is an online storehouse of fine-art images as well as an art appreciation guide. This start-up’s mission is to make all the world’s art freely accessible to anyone with an internet connection, and is aimed specifically at those already comfortable with browsing image-driven websites on monitors and tablets. The Art.sy API helps promote accessibility on a developer level.
Our API directory now includes 270 video APIs. The newest is the WorldStream TV API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the YouTube API. We list 645 YouTube mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of video APIs.
Hollywood studios haven’t released their good fall movies yet. TV shows like Game of Thrones, Mad Men and the like are months away from their next seasons. You need something to watch, preferably right now. Don’t worry, the ProgrammableWeb community is here to help you out. Movie mashups are always a popular submission to our directory and last year we took a look at a few of them. Today we’ll look at some recent movie mashups that should help all but the most picky viewers find something worth checking out.
There are only a handful of truly API-centric conferences, but shouldn’t they be growing at the speed of APIs? While not exactly doubling, there is a new event coming November 1-2 in New York City. API Strategy and Practice combines strategy keynotes and panels from leading speakers and themed practice sessions focused on topics ranging from media APIs to mobile, security and API marketing 101.
On Saturday, September 15th, some major changes will hit the Netflix Public API. Possibly the most significant and likely to impact developers is the removal of user rental history data. The Netflix catalog index files are also being replaced by new versions–and being split into separate streaming and DVD data sets. Read on for more details on these updates.
Facebook only announces breaking changes to the Facebook API once per month, but this one is a doozy. Netflix explains its approach to the Netflix API and how it’s blurring the line between client and server. Plus: Washington Post tweets API-first, AT&T shares Watson API and “Twitter is a Corporate API.”
Google is doubling down on cloud computing, further opening up its infrastructure to developers. Google Compute Engine supports “Linux virtual servers at Google scale,” according to the company’s announcement at its Google I/O developer conference. The new offering sits alongside the Google App Engine API as part of its infrastructure-as-a-service Cloud Platform initiative. Google Compute is also the closest competitor the search giant has to Amazon EC2.
This past week 10 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 18 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include 3dCart, BigCommerce, BuzzData, Embedly, Pinnacle Cart and Shopify. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Netflix and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Shopping (5 APIs, 5 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 5 mashups) and Database (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups: