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Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in the Cloud, Automation, Environment, and Messaging categories. Also added are SDKs for Optimal Payments, Nike+ , Commercetools, and Maventa invoicing. Here, we summarize the new additions and how they can assist application developers.
The use of technology is prevalent in both professional and amateur sports organizations these days. Here, we highlight the top 10 sports APIs on ProgrammableWeb. API capabilities for consideration of the top 10 include activity tracking, fantasy sports, event tickets search and live sports scores.
We've added 6 APIs to the directory today in Visualizations, Motion, and Payments categories, among others. Also added are client libraries for Nike, MyFitnessPal and DuckDuckGo.
Fitness related apps have seen a big rise in popularity over the last couple of years and are expected to grow. We take a look at the top APIs within this category.
As we reported in January, the Nike Accelerator program was launched to encourage tech companies to develop apps for the Nike+ platform and Nike FuelBand. Techdigest's Gerald Lynch reports that of the hundreds who were looking to get in, just 10 companies made it to the finish line. Each of the companies will get $20,000 plus a three-month stay in Portland, Oregon, near Nike's headquarters, to work alongside Nike tech staff.
Of the many APIs we published last week, eleven were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those eleven, which included the in2era API. in2era is a web service for selling ebooks through online distributor. The in2era API allows developers to manage subscriptions to educational content, logo branding functionality, and the ability to handle transactions in the desired language and currency of choice. Online distributors take a small fee. To learn more about the in2era API visit the in2era site as well as the in2era API blog post.
Nike has launched the Nike+ API developer portal. The portal gives developers access to data captured by Nike+ FuelBand and Nike+ Running through an API. The goal of the developer portal and corresponding APIs consists of a health driven, forward thinking aim.
Today in APIs: Nike Launches the Nike+ Developer Portal, Corporate Hackathons and Exploitation, and 11 New APIs
Nike launches the Nike+ Developer Portal. The thin line between corporate hackathons and exploitation. Plus: Twitter libraries that support the latest version, Facebook cuts off access to Voxer over competition concerns, and 11 new APIs.