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In our continuing “Hello World of APIs” tutorial series we are looking at the Yahoo Weather API that provides the latest weather information. As with our previous tutorials, we will detail what a developer needs to know to understand the API and build an application that integrates with it.
Pusher has announced an enhanced "Sandbox" plan to its tiered pricing program. The original Sandbox version permitted 20 concurrent connections, and 100,000 messages per day. Now, the plan allows 100 concurrent connections and 200,000 messages per day. The move is aimed to attract new developers.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Augmented Reality, Weather, Voice, and Mapping. Highlights today include Houndify API, which enables voice commands for applications, and Velocity Weather API from Baron. Here, we summarize the new additions.
Although some developers may be unaware of the prevalence of real-time APIs, they are already used by some of the world’s most popular providers. This post by Phill Leggetter for the Pusher Blog discusses five reasons why API providers should embrace a real-time API to add more value to users.
IBM has announced that it is acquiring the digital and data assets of The Weather Company in a deal reportedly worth more than $2 billion. The acquisition will hing on IBM's ability to create value by applying Watson to The Weather Company's data to create predictive weather analytics solutions.
IBM Insight Cloud Services constitutes a new data analytics service that offers API access to internal business data in conjunction with Twitter and Weather Channel content.
IoT agile platform Flowthings.io is building out a real-time data ingestion and complex event processing platform using REST APIs, Webhooks and WebSocket for data distribution.
Google Maps API makes it possible for The Weather Channel to tap into the power of crowd-sourced data to make its weather maps more accurate.
In an effort toward greater support for developers — and API developers in particular — MapQuest has released a raft of substantial changes over the last couple of months.
Restlet and Streamdata.io partnership enables real-time data streaming for any RESTful API, decreasing bandwidth requirements by up to 66 times.
Thanks to a new deal between the NFL and Sportradar US, on-field performance data for players will be available thanks to a new API and RFID chips in shoulder pads.
Twelve new APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory as well as iOS, Node.js and Ruby client libraries for Weather Underground API.
Seven APIs have been added to the directory including 4 recent Twinword natural language processing offerings. Also added were 2 new libraries for the National Weather Service.
We've added APIs to Transportation, Home Automation, and Enterprise categories today as well as U.S. Dept. of Labor SDKs and code samples.
Google Drive Realtime API introduces 2 features: In-Memory Mode and Realtime Debug Console. Useful for testing, no login, and more.
Thirty-one cities agree to API standards in a new initiative between the FIWARE open API platform and the Connected Smart Cities Network.
The LiquidSpace API connects workspaces with calendars, room displays, amenity services, and data services. The API enables real-time availability and booking of a workspace.