With winners announced and organizers now regrouping to analyze the next stages, the Novartis mHealth Challenge – held last weekend in San Francisco and giving away over $40,000 in prize money – has demonstrated that for developers looking to aggregate APIs together into a health-focused, consumer-facing end-product, there is still plenty of room to enter the growing market. ProgrammableWeb spoke to Cheryl Cheng, one of the organizers of the hackathon and winners from Sense.ly to see what other API developers can learn from the outcomes.
In yet a further sign of how APIs are a business capability, Laura Merling, Vice President of Ecosystem Development & Platform Solutions at AT&T Business Solution described some of the key insights into business processes that are emerging as AT&T reorients itself as a platform in an afternoon ‘fireside chat’ at API Strategy and Practice. Laura Merling is well known as a key thought leader in the API space, having worked with Alcatel-Lucent and Mashery, and with a background in business analysis at major international brands.
To coincide with the start of the API Strategy and Practice Conference today, API management platform 3scale has released a new ebook targeting business leaders looking to understand the commercial advantage of an API business strategy. The ebook, Winning in the API Economy discusses how software is becoming central to any enterprise’s business processes, resulting in the need for API integration to play a major role when mapping out efficiencies and productivity gains for any business workflow or for the entry into new markets.
Our API directory now includes 101 biology APIs. The newest is the Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Global Biodiversity Information Facility API. We list 2 Global Biodiversity Information Facility mashups .
This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 12 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include BitStamp and Realtime Register. The most often used APIs this week are BTC-e, CampBX and Mt Gox. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Financial (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Mapping (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Music (2 APIs, 2 mashups).
Our API directory now includes 27 museums APIs. The newest is the Royal Albert Memorial Museum API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Brooklyn Museum API. We list 1 Brooklyn Museum mashup .
This week we had 56 new APIs added to our API directory including a service that builds word-of-mouth campaign management software providing read only access to its CRM system, a visual image search and recognition application, a ordering, inventory and point of sale management service for both retailers and suppliers, and geolocation based off of an IP address. In addition, we profiled an on demand delivery and shipping service.
This past week 20 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 17 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AlchemyAPI, Chatterbox,DatumBox, Geo IP Lookup, Nokia Maps, Quova, Repustate, Semantria, Skyttle and Viralheat. The most often used APIs this week are DocuSign Enterprise, foursquare and Geo IP Lookup. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (6 APIs, 6 mashups), Tools (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Mapping (4 APIs, 4 mashups).