Today in APIs: Critical Alert Announces Nurse Call Industry’s First API, and 10 New APIs

Eric Carter, February 21st, 2014

Critical Alert has announced the pending release of the nurse call industry’s first API: the CommonPath API. Linkify has made its semantic augmented-reality mobile software development kit (SDK) generally available. Plus, Intilery introduces Firehose API and 10 new APIs.


FoodEssentials Enhances LabelAPI

Eric Carter, February 21st, 2014

FoodEssentials LabelProgrammableWeb initially covered FoodEssentials in 2012 when its LabelAPI matched around 75% of scanned product labels from developer partners. Since then, its database has grown to include the lion’s share of all products sold in the U.S. market. As FoodEssentials gets ready for another SXSW, ProgrammableWeb caught up with FoodEssentials’ Tyler Olsen to learn more about LabelAPI’s success, growth and future.


DeveloperWeek Kicks Off with MBaaS-heavy Hackathon

Mark Boyd, February 17th, 2014

DeveloperWeek has started in San Francisco, promising to offer a wide range of activities during the week, including two days of packed conference sessions, coding workshops, tech start-up open days, and evening hiring mixers. To kick start the week of events, DeveloperWeek hosted a hackathon at the Rackspace offices in San Francisco’s SoMa district.


7+ Years of Twitter on ProgrammableWeb

Adam DuVander, February 17th, 2014

TwitterTwitter will turn eight in March and the Twitter API will have its birthday toward the end of the year. It’s been a long ride for something that started as sort of a side project. The service, and especially its API, saw quick growth, as the platform expanded, added features and eventually had to grow up.


51 New APIs: Astronomy, Census Reporter, and Delivery.com

Melody Clark, February 16th, 2014

This week, we had 51 new APIs added to our API directory including a Bitcoin purchasing platform, a real estate search engine, and an online translation service provider. We also explored Unabel, a platform that combines machine and human translation.


Today in APIs: Wit Updates its Voice API, and 7 New APIs

Greg Bates, February 13th, 2014

WitVoice command company Wit updates its API. LoginRadius raises money, lowers login frustration. Richland Library’s Discovery Service API, caching Encyclopedia of Life calls, and 7 new APIs.


New Charts, Features Join the Google Visualization API

Janet Wagner, February 13th, 2014

GoogleGoogle has released a new version of the Google Visualization API that features new chart types including sankey diagrams, calendar charts and annotation charts. The release also includes new features and improvements such as string to number conversion in datatables, the ability to export corecharts and geocharts as PNGs, and crosshairs for scatter, line and combo charts.


These Great APIs Speak Your Language

Adam DuVander, February 10th, 2014

Oscar-nominated film Her would have us believe that in the future we may fall in love with our operating systems. Or at the very least, it shows a much more fluid interaction with technology. Through mostly a speech interface, people are able to read email, search and view photos. Merge this with the Internet of Things that is taking over our present and you can see the power of APIs that speak your language.


Six Great Ways to Engage Your API Community

Adam DuVander, February 3rd, 2014

Having an intuitive developer portal is only the beginning of building your API community. Both online and offline aspects can really help you engage with the developers who use your API. The same methods can also help you identify or attract potential developers. These are all pretty much must-haves, but be sure to share in the comments the ones that you think are most important.


52 New APIs: USPS Calculator, Spark, and Musicovery

Melody Clark, February 2nd, 2014

This week, we had 52 new APIs added to our API directory including a music information site, a PassBook passes building & management service, and a financial trading platform. We also discussed APIs, caching, and data delivery.


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