May 24, 2011
Single purpose API
Daily API RoundUp: SemaMediaData, Kloudless, StarCraft2, Enchant, FeedSyndicate, Todoist, Ring Central
We've added seven APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Advertising, Games, Customer Service, and Stocks, among others. Also added to the directory were SDKs for Todoist and Ring Central. Here, we summarize the new additions and how they can assist developers.
You can't catch a fish without enticing bait. It's a fact; incentive gets people to take action. When it comes to the web, every company wants to get potential customers or fans to interact with their brand and demonstrate loyalty, and the best way to do that is to offer users something exciting for their efforts. Push Entertainment is a service that offers a range of loyalty applications for consumer brands. The company also provides an API that allows developers access to this data.
There are a number of advertising networks available for mobile applications, but game company Tap Me is creating one specifically for game developers. Tap Me has launched its iPhone SDK today, with plans to support other platforms soon, including a generic API that will allow developers full control of how advertisements are included in their games. Rather than simply provide display advertising, Tap Me ties the ads into in-game actions, with brands able to be integrated deeper into games.