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STAT!Ref's API lets developers include a search bar on their applications that gives users access to a wide range of medical information.
Tradier has granted public access to its Developer Sandbox service, which gives developers access to Tradier's production APIs so they can easily test their ideas.
The new API was discovered hiding in the code for the most recent release of Microsoft's smartphone platform.
Yelp now lets developers issue 25,000 requests per day to its API, up from just 100 per day.
HP IDOL OnDemand is a suite of APIs focused on solving overcoming some of the tough challenges of the data boom. Indeed, data is being generated at levels never before seen, and the flow shows no signs of stopping or even slowing down. This data comes from many different sources, and, to make use of it, organizations must be able to effectively tap into--and make effective use of--unstructured text and images. This will enable them to drive a variety of key applications, ranging from business intelligence to analytics to behavior analysis. This is no easy task: The data in question may not be in the format that you want (or need) it in, and it involves text/image processing algorithms combined with natural language processing.
New intelligence tools from appFigures will let developers see just how well their apps perform.
Amazon wants developers to craft unique applications for its new smartphone, but the road ahead could lead to ruin.
In our series on video APIs we have focused on the YouTube API, but YouTube is not the only video service in town. Dailymotion is a French social video site that is especially popular in countries where YouTube has been censored. In this post we provide a step-by-step guide to using the video subset of the service's API.
Although hypermedia APIs may not be a fit for every situation, they can be a powerful option when both standardization and flexibility are needed for cross-organizational data. That’s a key reason why a hypermedia API lies at the core of the Public Media Platform (PMP), a collaborative project among five of the country’s leading public media organizations.
The ServiceWorker specification allows scripts to cache resources and handle all resource requests for an application even when a network isn't available. To put it in a different way, the ServiceWorker browser feature enables developers to build applications that work offline, overcoming the limits of HTML5 Application Cache (AppCache) by giving developers a set of primitives to handle every HTTP call on a Website, as well as controlling installation and updates for the cache rules.
Just about every provider of a platform in the cloud is moving down the same path; albeit at different rates of speed. First they figure out that developers of third-party applications can drive more usage of their platform, so they publish a private API. However, it’s not too long before they figure out that making that API public winds up driving the most usage of their platform.
So you’ve built a stellar API. Now what? How do you get the word out? First, throw everything you know about marketing out the window. Indeed, the old style of marketing doesn’t apply when it comes to APIs. The notion of building a marketing campaign replete with ads and PR fluff is virtually non-existent in the world of API marketing. Why? When you create an API, you are creating a community. This community of users will drive your marketing in a highly decentralized way.