The Google Compute Engine API is one of the latest from a very pedigreed stable of APIs – Google APIs.The Google Compute Engine API operations map directly to REST HTTP verbs and returns data in JSON format.
IKANOW, open source big data platform provider, has released a Developer API. Much in line with the company’s broader mission and message, the goal of the API showcases focus and simplicity: “[M]ake it simple for developers to gather, harvest and enrich a diverse array of structured and unstructured datasources and build compelling data driven applications.” IKANOW built the Developer API on its Infinit.e platform (i.e. its flagship analytics product).
Codecademy invades the API How-To Space. Walgreens starts instore ads with geofencing platform. Plus: Pealk acquired by Viadeo, Dextrorobotics finds objects in photos, and 15 new APIs.
Xchangeonline is a tool that provides currency conversion and rounding functionality that can be integrated with other applications. Their selling point is that, unlike other currency conversion tools available, their service is easy for anyone to use, reliable and affordable. The Xchangeonline API makes it possible for third party developers to access this functionality.
This week we had 56 new APIs added to our API directory including a data warehouse service, checklist creation service, SMS and MMS messaging service, application development for vehicles platform and health claim transaction information service. We also covered an API that helps streamline fleet management. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Facebook removes Instagram app usage metrics from its API. AngelList’s API is now handling over 3 million requests each day. Plus: Expedia’s partnership with Room 77 begins to pay off, Codecademy offering API-focused lessons and 13 new APIs.
Ford and General Motors kick off 2013 by opening up their car platforms to developers. Foursquare Hackaton sees 80 applications. Plus: 99 Designs Tech Team uses the GitHub API to build a bug monitor and keep bugs in check and 11 new APIs.
Tired of American TV? Tired of TV in English? Escape to Viki, the leading global TV and movie network, which provides videos with crowd sourced translations in 150 languages. The Viki API allows your users to browse more than 10,000 videos by genre, country, and language, plus search across the entire database. They have over 1 billion views. The API uses OAuth2.0 authentication, REST, with responses in either JSON or XML.
While working with Big Data affords a lot of potential business value the complexity of building applications that manipulate all that information can be nothing short of daunting. Not only do most of the currently popular approaches require developers to master arcane interfaces such as MapReduce, the performance of the application tends to suffer under the weight of all the data that needs to be processed.