In one of the year's more interesting API announcements, the hugely successful social networking site Facebook launched their own API this week. Up to this point most social networking sites including MySpace have been notoriously walled gardens (back in February I reported on a home-grown Facebook API).
Business applications created on the Cloudfier platform inherently contain an API that grants full access to app functionality through the Cloudfier API. Cloudfier allows users to define a business centric solution with Cloudfier’s business programming language. After the solution is defined, the platform automatically creates a web application. Cloudfier was built on Elipse Orion and aims to move towards a new type of development.
Google has announced the launch of Google Maps Android API v2 featuring interactive, vector-based maps that support 2D and 3D views. Developers can use the new version of the Google Maps Android API to create feature-rich, beautifully designed Android apps.