For as long as people have been grabbing a board and trying to catch some waves, attempting to predict surf quality has been considered an art. Spitcast is trying to turn the art of prediction into the science of surf. Jack Mullis, the founder and developer of Spitcast, has been surfing for years. In 2005 he decided to combine his knowledge of surfing with his degree in Engineering Physics and create a unique algorithm that can predict future surf conditions by using Java and MySQL to cross reference NOAA regional weather data with observations at specific surf spots. This process has been shown to produce predictions accurate to 1 foot standard deviation. With the Spitcast API, this data can be transformed into custom applications.
RunKeeper, a maker of health and fitness tracking software, has made its Health Graph API available to the public after a closed beta with a small group of developers. The new API provides access to RunKeeper Health Graph -- a system of individual health connections that create digital map of an individual's personal health. The Health Graph provides a record of the evolution of an individual's health, including a snapshot of their current physical condition, how this has evolved over time, and how social interactions may have influenced activities and behaviors.