July 28, 2011
Before there was a Google Maps API, Adrian Holovaty created Chicago Crime to show updated crime data by location. Holovaty's lessons were later put into play in the Knight Foundation-funded EveryBlock, now owned by MSNBC. And now, EveryBlock has an API.
Nulab, a communication and collaboration applications company based in Japan, has announced the launch of the new Cacoo SDK edition which includes the brand new Cacoo SDK Edition API. Cacoo is a web-based collaborative drawing tool that allows users to create a variety of diagrams including sitemap, flowchart, mind map, wireframe, UML and network diagrams.
Sony has released a Camera Remote API that allows for the creation of apps to control a camera’s functions via smart phone or tablet. The API is in beta version, and currently works with just four Sony camera models, although another four models are expected to provide compatibility as early as the end of September. Sony is only offering technical support to the Camera Developer Program in the US and Japan for the time being. Sony's approach will be closely watched by other manufacturers looking to provide new Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity via APIs.