Netflix’s Public API update drops access to expiration dates for titles. What you can expect from Google I/O 2013. Plus: Yookos unveils an API for African developers and techpreneurs and 10 New APIs.
A lot of the things we do and the decisions we make on a daily basis can be affected by the weather. For businesses, understanding weather patterns and how they affect things like attendance, foot traffic, viewership and sales, can have a definite impact on the bottom line. Weather Source is a service that provides extensive weather data and other solutions aimed at helping businesses improve business performance. Weather Source also provides the Weather Source API that allows this data to be integrated with other applications where needed.
Planspot, event marketing service provider, provides access to its marketing tools through the Planspot API. The Planspot platform offers an all-in-one marketing tool that can manage, promote, and sell tickets to events. From promotion via email and social media, to dashboards that track sales and monitor progress, Planspot embodies its founder’s dream: “to create a single solution for event promotion, publishing, discovering and planning.”
IBM has been tracking the emergence of the API economy and likes what it sees. At the recent IBM Impact 2013 conference, IBM unveiled an API management platform that it views as a natural extension of its portfolio of software-oriented architecture (SOA) offerings while at the same time delivering a MessageSight middleware appliance based on the company’s Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol.
Our API directory now includes 51 audio APIs. The newest is the Umano API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the SoundCloud API. We list 27 SoundCloud mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of audio APIs.
Here is an interview with Jeh Daruwala, CEO of Yactraq.com . Their work brings machine learning and natural language processing to the potentially blockbuster world of online videos for targeting of ads based on behaviour. Thus the ads are less spammy, much more relevant, and a win-win for audiences, advertisers and content channels.
For music fans who enjoy listening to playlists on their laptops or desktops, Tomahawk is a music player with a few extra bells and whistles that may be of some interest. It’s an open-source, cross-platform music player, which means it enables a user to play music stored on their own hard drives as well as from a variety of other music sources like Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube and more. The Toma.hk API makes this functionality available to developers or users to add songs to websites.
Cloudera, leader in Apache Hadoop-based software and services, has announced the Cloudera Developer Kit (CDK). The CDK will help developers build apps in Hadoop environments without needing enhanced big data skill sets. It includes API libraries, sample code, documentation and tools that will lower entry costs and time needed to actively participate in the big data space.
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.