Of the many APIs we published this week, seven were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll illuminate those seven by throwing them into the spotlight. The eight included the Cloudifier API. Cloudifier allows users to create web applications without writing all the code. Instead they use the Cloudifier business programing language to create a solution, which Cloudifier then generates into a web application. All of the Cloudifier functionalities are attainable through the Cloudifier API, giving developers the same power to create applications as normal users. To learn more about the Cloudifier API visit the Cloudifier site as well as the Cloudifier API blog post.
Social Money launches CorePro, a core processing system that integrates savings accounts into third party platforms. AccountingSuite announces its first realtime API at API World Conference. Plus: StackMob unveils a service partner program and 10 new APIs.
The APIWorld and DataWeek events are currently taking place in San Francisco with a mix of API providers and developers, C-level enterprise representatives, and marketers all vying for attention. It is a mixed bag of attendance with over 4,000 participants expected, although the close proximity of the event to the timing of the API Strategy Conference being hosted at the end of the month, also in San Francisco, may be causing some lack of cohesion in the type of audience attending. Key themes include the growth of services aimed at supporting developers, the limited creativity of using realtime data and the slippery task of defining a viable API business model.
When it comes to sharing personal data, Robert Scoble lets it all hang out. He is not afraid to tell people anything about himself, because he believes that the information mobile devices and sensors and apps collect on him can improve his life.
CanvasPop’s new Photo Printing API has already won the hearts and minds of big name photo and image partners like 500px, East Coast pixels (creators of the Photo Toaster app) and Selfless Portraits. Now, any web or mobile developer can integrate the photo-to-canvas printing API into their service delivery and automate canvas printing direct to the end-customer.
This week we had 37 new APIs added to our API directory including an accessible directory with over 500 Absolut Vodka recipes, an application that allows developers to add activity feeds to their applications, a URL shortening application for emails, websites, and images. In addition, we profiled a cloud hosting monitoring service.
This past week 7 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 Metro Transit NexTripand MotorsportReg.com. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Fusion Tables and Google Maps. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (3 APIs, 4 mashups), Database (2 APIs, 3 mashups) and Photos (2 APIs, 2 mashups).
Canon, HP, Samsung Electronics and Xerox have announced the launch of the Mopria Alliance, a brand new non-profit membership organization that was created to promote and increase the accessibility of wireless printing from smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. The need for printing functionality to be possible from a wide range of devices has led to an increase in the number of available printing APIs. At the time of this writing, there are 45 printing APIs listed in the ProgrammableWeb API directory.