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Abra Mobile Websites API: Go Mobile Or Go Home

Having a great website that is informative and engaging is no longer enough these days. Your customers are on the go, and with their trusty IOS or Android devices in their hands, they're accustomed to interacting on the move and getting the information they need instantly and in real-time. GunDog Labs' mobile website builder product, Abra, helps businesses get with the programme by offering them a mobile website creation platform that helps make their existing sites more mobile friendly. Abra's Mobile Websites API allows developers to access this functionality and integrate it with other applications or build mobile websites.

Include Video Screening in Recruiting Platforms with Wowzer API

Wowzer, video screening/interviewing provider, announced the public release of the first Wowzer API.  Wowzer believes its video screening platform (as an alternative to phone screening) reduces candidate screening time by 75%. Recruiters and employers can evaluate and respond to applicants in a time and manner most beneficial to their organization. Extending the Wowzer platform via API allows recruiters to integrate the Wowzer features into existing hiring processes.

API Jobs from Stormpath, Xero and Klout

APIs open up a lot of unique opportunities that require engineers with diverse skill sets. You can see this in both the engineering and evangelism roles below from Stormpath, Xero and Klout. Being a polyglot is as important as ever, especially when the technology you're building by definition can work with everything else.

Myna A/B Testing API: The Bird That Tests Your Website Fast

Myna specializes in A/B testing of websites, using multi armed bandit algorithms to learn on the fly. This means fewer page views are required for testing, which means faster learning, faster ROI. The result, Myna says, is increased conversions. The RESTful Myna API returns JSON and JSONP responses. It uses basic access authentication. On the API website it shows how to implement the API in HTML, Javascript and other languages, as well as how experiments are identified by UUIDs (universally unique identifiers), which show up on your testing dashboard and are needed by the API.