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Facebook has announced that they will be holding 27 meetups around the world in conjunction with its F8 developer conference. This year's F8 conference, where Facebook introduces new products and provides a look at future plans, will take place on April 12th in San Francisco.
Global API conference series APIdays will kick off its 2016 international program in Melbourne when APIdays Australia is held on March 1 & 2. The conference has a particularly strong range of international and local speakers talking about the uptake of APIs in government, health and fintech.
This year’s Mobile World Congress to be held in Barcelona from Feb 22 - 25 will see the agenda expand beyond mobile to incorporate the Internet of Things. An API meetup event on Feb 22 will focus on mobile, APIs and smart cities with speakers from Barcelona City, Built.io, Stripe, and WIP Factory.
Edamam, a company providing structured food and nutrition data to businesses in the health, wellness and food industries announced today the release of its new Nutrition Data API. The API will allow businesses to do real-time analysis of the nutrition of any food or ingredient in a recipe.
Sickweather is known for its real-time illness tracking. Where hospitals and government agencies take weeks to report illness trends, Sickweather scans social media outlets for real-time tracking and reporting. Now, Sickweather has made the API behind the tracking service available to developers.
Virtual conference hack.summit() returns for its second year on February 22 - 25, 2016. The conference brings technology leaders together in a virtual space so that participants around the world can learn direct from the most innovative creators in the API, mobile, data, cloud and IoT realms.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Health, Tourism, and Feedback, among others. Featured today is QuantiModo, which collects and analyzes human activity data to aid researchers and keep people healthy and happy. Here's a summary of the new additions.
Electronic health records management policy makers in the United States want to see APIs become a mandatory standard. But several leadership voices in the healthcare and IT industry, including Dr John Halamka from the Beth Israel Medical Center, say it is too early for APIs to take a central role.
Google wasted no time making major announcements at its Chrome Dev Summit conference. Of particular interest were new education programs, Google Play expansions, and developer manuals that reflect Google's latest tools. Google is live streaming many events throughout the conference.
PayPal has launched the much anticipated Webhooks support for its Payouts functionality. This allows users to receive notifications on their Webhook URLs for PayPal Payouts transactions. These notifications are currently for status scenarios such as processing, success and denied.
drchrono has just released a new Clinical IFrame API that developers can use to insert clinical information and approved applications into medical records.
The Pearson Student Coding Contest is open and accepting proposals. I'll be participating as a judge in this contest aimed at undergrads building apps to improve online learning.
International civic tech startup DataLook is hosting a replication marathon to encourage local reuse of 10 projects to highlight the potential of open source for civic good.
FitBark monitors dogs' daily activity and sleep patterns, helping owners to make better health and lifestyle choices for their pets. The FitBark API provides access to this data.
We've added 9 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in such categories as Recreation and Health. Also added: Lob Node.js SDK. Here's a summary of what is new.
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.
PAPIs.io will host a two-day conference Aug. 6-7 in Sydney. The event covers tutorials, research and business case studies in machine learning APIs.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in categories such as Content Management, Wearable, and Health. Here's a summary of the new APIs.