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Six APIs have recently been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Bitcoin, Identity, Domains, and Logistics. Additionally, some Node.js frameworks were added, as were several SDKs for RunKeeper health & fitness tracking service. Here's a look at what's new.
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.
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.
Of the many API’s we published this week, twelve were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we will launch those 12 into the spotlight, which include the Muvi API for accessing information on movies and celebrities. On top of this accessible knowledge, Muvi users can interact with other users with similar intrests and feel safe with the API’s secure encryption. To learn more about the Muvi API visit the Muvi site and read the Muvi API blog post
GymPact, the startup that pays members to achieve their workout goals, announced integration with RunKeeper via the Health Graph API. GymPact users can now expand their qualifying workouts beyond the gym. GymPact co-founder, Yifan Zhang, "Ever since we launched, [GymPact] users have asked to count outdoor activities (runs, walks, bike rides) toward their Pact." The integration with Health Graph answers the users' demand as it pulls "RunKeeper GPS-tracked activities from the API so that [GymPact] can automatically count them toward GymPacter’s Pacts."
Facebook to roll out breaking changes on September 5. Submissions are now open for the Google Places API Challenge. Plus: Learn how you can earn money by doing your exercises and 12 New APIs.
RunKeeper is on its way to becoming the data platform for health applications. Last August, they announced the RunKeeper Health Graph with an API to boot, which makes it possible to build a digital map of an individual’s personal health. The platform has enabled various applications and health device manufacturers to start populating their user data directly into the RunKeeper Health Platform. The platform has met with much success with the application directory growing to more than 40 apps and devices and a new Fitness Reports Dashboard.
When Facebook announced its timeline partners yesterday, there were many familiar names on the list. Some were especially familiar to us because, in addition to now adding their "actions" to Facebook, they also provide APIs to access data created by their users.
RunKeeper, a maker of health and fitness tracking software, has made its Health Graph API available to the public after a closed beta with a small group of developers. The new API provides access to RunKeeper Health Graph -- a system of individual health connections that create digital map of an individual's personal health. The Health Graph provides a record of the evolution of an individual's health, including a snapshot of their current physical condition, how this has evolved over time, and how social interactions may have influenced activities and behaviors.