Many APIs eventually find their way to the ProgrammableWeb deadpool. They end up there for various reasons: no business model, replaced by a newer service or ceased being useful. The most popular of these dead APIs are predominantly from two big tech firms: Google and Yahoo. Search and mapping make up the bulk of the functionality behind these 12 popular–but no longer available–APIs.
For busy mums with equally busy and demanding little ones, anything that can add convenience and simplicity to the everyday routine is a winner. One area where convenience is key, is shopping. GoMummy is an online flash sales shopping website for mums and kids, aimed at making the process easy and hassle free. The company now provides the GoMummy API which makes it possible for developers to take the idea even further by integrating the functionality with new websites and applications.
Weemo, a cloud-based video service provider, has announced that the company has completed a $3 million funding round that will go towards increasing market adoption of the Weemo video platform which includes the Weemo API.
Of the many APIs we published this week, nine were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those nine, which included the Liquid Helium APIs. Stremor, the heuristics startup behind the APIs, aims to create a summarization framework for long form content. By applying language indicators such as cause, conclusion, relevance, and emotion, Liquid Helium can make accurate decisions about decreasing form length. To learn more about the Liquid Helium API visit the Liquid Helium site as well as the Liquid Helium API blog post.
Khronos Group, open standards consortium behind some of today’s most innovative technologies, has announced a new initiative to develop an open, royalty-free API for advanced, low-level control of mobile and embedded cameras and sensors. Khronos created the Camera working group to develop the API and is currently recruiting participants. All participants may contribute to the standard and the group will collaborate with other working groups to enhance its effectiveness.
This week we had 98 new APIs added to our API directory including an online dictionary, enterprise collaboration and social networking service, White House petition data, campaign management service, and standardized open data resource. In addition we covered a new API status board. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
With the formal launch this week of the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud a new era of in-memory computing is about to become a lot more accessible. According to Professor Hasso Plattner, chairman of the SAP supervisory board, HANA in the cloud will give IT organizations access to a platform that essentially eliminates the need for batch processing in favor of a model where all applications are run in real time.
This week we had 47 new APIs added to our API directory including an application monitoring and metric service, cloud-based game development platform, data analytics service, accounting and bookkeeping service and real-time error tracking and monitoring service. In addition we covered an API for streamlining real estate transactions. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.