Everybody knows about SMS these days, and as it has become a regular part of daily life here in the United States, so too have simple, easy-to-use SMS APIs become available for developers to use. But few people know that MMS – Multimedia Message Service – is just as common and pervasive a part of the U.S. mobile ecosystem, and that MMS APIs are also available.
The APIs continue to flow in, this week we had 49 new APIs added to our directory. With so many new APIs, our staff took a moment to bring you what they felt were this week’s best.
This week we had 49 new APIs added to our API directory including a movement activity tracking application, online calendar service, cloud-based MySQL database, RSS reader service and image recognition service. We also covered an API to help keep crowdfunding safe and how to increase engagement with the Newsweaver API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Of the many APIs we published this week, twelve were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those twelve, which included Google’s many newly released APIs. Included in Googles recent releases are the Content Experiments, Cloud SQL API, CalDAV, and the CardDAV APIs. To give a background on each, the CalDAV API allows developers to manage their calendar, the CardDAV to manage contacts, the Content Experiments allowing for Google Analytics to be used for A/B testing, and finally the Cloud SQL API to perform certain tasks for MySQL database. To learn more about these APIs, visit the Google page as well as the Google API blog post.
This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 11 different APIs were used to build them. and ome of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Brewery DB. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, indeed and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (3 APIs, 4 mashups), Search (1 APIs, 1 mashups) and Video (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Microsoft enhances its MBaaS offering on Azure via Custom APIs. CeeQ invites Developers to try out its CeeQ Face Recognition API. Plus: Is Facebook all set to release an RSS Reader to capture users who are still in the hunt for a RSS Reader ever since the demise of Google Reader and 12 new APIs.
Father’s Day weekend is again upon us. Growing up, my dad was always the hardest to shop for. I couldn’t always tell what he would like and if he did like it, he had a tendency to buy it for himself. This week we’ll look at some mashups that might help spark some ideas for those dads that are hard to get gifts for. The mashups include a little something for every dad out there including beer, hiking, golfing and movies. Read below for more details on each. ProgrammableWeb would like to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.
Parasoft has released its new testing solution, SOATest. From testing mainframe subsystems like DB2 databases to parameterization of test & validation tools for complex data structures, from second-generation extension framework to custom message formats, SOATest covers the bases.
Setster, appointment software provider, announced Release 2.0 of the Setster API that expands its functionality and reach. The API allows partners and customers to build fully integrated, custom booking solutions within existing applications and tools. The added features allow developers to enjoy a completely automated management environment with regards to the Setster feature set of its solution.
This week Twitter finally laid to rest the older version of the Twitter API, requiring clients to use v1.1 moving forward. With the change comes tightened restrictions that spell the end for a handful of apps, including TweetDeck for Android, iOS, and Adobe Air along with SilverBird, and DestroyTwitter.