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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.
Five APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Business, Music, and Religion, among others. Highlights include the Soundiiz music API. Also new to the directory are several Node.js frameworks. Here, we summarize the new additions and how they can assist developers.
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.
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.
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.
Smart lighting system, Digital Lumens, has released an API to allow customers to integrate movement sensors and lighting controls into their own building management applications.
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.
Five APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Bots, Education, Music, Printing and Email categories. Here is a quick summary of what is new in the directory.
Apple has revamped their Developer Program as part of their annual Word Wide Developers Conference earlier today, consolidating the Mac and iOS into one bundle.
Genius has announced the release of its first public API which allows developers to incorporate the platform’s annotation functionality into websites and third-party applications.
Attendify releases Open API with external source syncing capability, reducing business overhead associated with creating and managing event apps.
The World Bank will host a hackathon to encourage youth participation in national governance. 4Bulgaria aims to create a mobile app that reports governance irregularities.
For the 10 year anniversary of Google Maps API, Google will hit the road with a bus that will take members of the Maps team across the country from San Francisco to Disney World.