54 New APIs: Adobe, BitTorrent Sync, and ShopYourWay

Melody Clark, November 17th, 2013

This week, we had 54 new APIs added to our API directory including a social people search API, a multi-lingual social network, and a product information and pricing provider. We also discussed hackathons and the top 10 mistakes in running hackathons.

Today in APIs: Distimo Opens App Store Analytics API, and 6 New APIs

Eric Carter, November 15th, 2013

DistimoDistimo has opened its API that grants developers access to its app store analytics data. OpenEd has released an API that allows integration of its educational resource catalog to third parties. Plus, the Census Bureau updates its API with 2010-2012 data, and 6 new APIs.

Splunk Uses OpenXC API to Analyze Ford Telemetry Data

Michael Vizard, November 15th, 2013

OpenXCWithin IT operations circles Splunk is a fairly well known tool for making sense of the massive amounts of machine data generated by IT systems. So it should come as no surprise that Splunk would view the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) as an opportunity to extend the reach of its analytic software into the broader realm of telematics.

Informatica Extends Cloud Process Integration via RESTful APIs

Michael Vizard, November 14th, 2013

Rather than getting caught up in a religious debate about the best method for integrating applications, it’s best to accept the fact that depending on the age and the use case of the application, every integration scenario is likely to be different. Recognizing that reality, Informatica this week unfurled its Informatica Cloud Winter 2014 cloud service that, in addition to providing more business process controls, now includes support for RESTful APIs.

Foundation Center Launches Open Data Tool and Foundation Stats API

Janet Wagner, November 5th, 2013

Foundation CenterThe Foundation Center, a leading provider of philanthropy data, analysis, and training, has just announced the launch of Foundation Stats, a brand new online tool that generates tables and charts from a vast collection of data about the U.S. foundation community. In addition, the Foundation Center has also provided a Foundation Stats API allowing developers programmatic access to the philanthropy data available at Foundation Stats.

Why the Attack on Buffer Was a Serious Wake-Up Call for the Web

David Berlind, November 4th, 2013

There’s more than meets the eye to October’s successful attack on Buffer. Due to the significant legal and financial risks alone, the incident involving identity theft should serve as a wake-up call to end-users, Web developers, and API providers that not enough is being done to secure the Web.

41 New APIs: Bitcoins, iOnRoad, and ApartmentsApart

Melody Clark, November 3rd, 2013

This week, we had 41 new APIs added to our API directory including a payroll service API, an open-source database for Bitcoin averages, and a weather service that provides information on ski and mountain conditions. We also discuss how Cisco is providing a foundation for the emerging “Internet of Things (IoT)” phenomenon.

Machine Learning as a Service: Swift IQ Predicts the Future

Mark Boyd, November 1st, 2013

Swift IQ belives Machine Learning as a Service (MLaaS) will become a key market in the near future as more providers look to integrate predictive APIs with their customer transaction data. After presenting at the recent API Strategy and Practice Conference, Swift IQ CEO Jason Lobel spoke with ProgrammableWeb about how businesses can use an API-driven approach to improve their “adaptive intelligence”, and shares four techniques that can be tested immediately.

Today in APIs: HeyStaks Starts API Developer Program, Load Impact Provides Free Testing Of Obamacare Website, and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, October 30th, 2013

HeystaksIrish startup HeyStaks pioneers in collaborative search. Load Impact to test Obamacare website. Plus: Snapito! offers paid API documentation, new miiCard Directory API enhances and simplifies security, and 10 new APIs.

Jacoti Inthear API Enables Hearing Loss Compensation Across Devices

Eric Carter, October 24th, 2013

Jacoti, state of the art hearing solutions provider, has released the Inthear hearing loss compensation module and a corresponding API. Inthear is a software library that applies hearing loss compensation to audio signals. The API is used by all Jacoti products to allow cross-platform use. Inthear has received one of the industry’s first ISO and CE approvals for a software-based hearing aid.

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