It’s easy to forget that private APIs are the norm. Putting together the right public/private API strategy requires identifying the risks and needs of your business, and making smart moves to take things in the right direction.
An API makes IBM’s Watson publicly accessible: it’s not just elementary. Google is using Cloud Endpoints to connect mobile developers to the cloud. Plus: Restlet raises $2M with APISpark, Google opens up spectrum database API for TV whitespace, and 10 new APIs.
The Indix API released today makes product information available in machine-readable format from the “world’s most comprehensive product intelligence platform”, Indix. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Shalendra Chhabra, Director of Marketing, on the eve of the API release.
There is still time for developers to enter the BBVA Innova Big Data Challenge and be in the running for some of the €90,000 ($USD 120,000) prize money. Jose Antonio Gallego Vázquez, Head of Open Innovation at the Spanish bank BBVA, spoke with ProgrammableWeb about what the competition entails and how international entries can be submitted before the 3 December deadline.
Our API directory now includes 70 exchange APIs. The newest is the spotXchange API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the BTC-e API. We list 1 BTC-e mashups . Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of exchange APIs.
This week, we had 54 new APIs added to our API directory including a web application for biomedical concept information, a backend-as-a-service for building and maintaining applications, and an image processing service API. We also added several new “how-to” blogposts, from how to visualize Twitter updates over time to how to use the Twilio API.
Google offers the Mirror API for development of most Google Glass Applications; however, a Native Development Kit has been announced to give developers more tools for their Glass-related efforts. karmadata has announced the Indicate Investigators app: the first published app built entirely with the karmadata API. Plus: AOL cracks down on a startup for CrunchBase data, and 4 new APIs.
Businesses are taking advantage of the ubiquity of mobile devices and SMS. This tutorial describes how to send an SMS message to a phone with PHP using the Twilio API. Twilio provides numerous communications services, including the ability to make and receive phone calls through the browser, mobile or desktop, send and receive SMS and MMS messages, and handle short codes.