Today in APIs: Thinkglue Pastes Together an API, and 4 New APIs

Greg Bates
Feb. 04 2014, 02:00PM EST

Semantic Video Analysis API created by Thinkglue. The API Strategy and Practice Conference in Amsterdam, March 26-28, 2014 adds new speakers. Plus: TSheets new API makes business tech integrations faster, Mellanox releases ethernet switch API, and 4 new APIs.

Thinkglue Offers API for Analyzing Video

Thinkglue specializes in recommending ads for videos in real time. The REST Thinkglue API returns JSON and joins 248 other advertising APIs in our API directory.

To analyze videos and maximize the ad monetization, Thinkglue uses a variety of tools:

  • speech recognition
  • video summarization
  • object edetection
  • natural language processing
  • search inside videos
  • analytics
  • recommendations
  • support for Youtube
  • and of course the API

Most of the analysis is extracted through the API, according to the documentation.

Amsterdam API Conference March 28-28 Announces Additional Speakers

Eight additional speakers have been added to the conference: Eva Sjokvist, Marketing Solutions and Interactive at The Absolut Company; Frank Kresin, Research Director at Waag Society; noted API expert and entrepreneur Mehdi Medjaou; IBM API Evangelist, Laura Heritage; Renaud Visage, CTO of Eventbrite; Kat Borlongan, of APIs For Good; Developer Advocate at Twitter, Romain Huet; and Tyler Singletary, Developer Evangelist at Klout.

As reported in Marketwatch, the conference builds on previous ones:

"From the first conference in New York to the most recent in San Francisco, we've been gathering industry leaders and luminaries to share their insights and experiences as they transform products, services and business models in the API Economy," said Kin Lane of API Evangelist. "There is so much opportunity and the momentum continues to build. We're very excited to hold the event in Europe and expand our collective scope internationally to deliver a program that is equal parts useful, thought-provoking and exciting."

Early-bird ticket sales end February 21.

API News You Shouldn’t Miss

4 New APIs

Today we had 4 new APIs added to our API directory including a rgb color picker widget, a sever backup service for resellers and a forum creation and management service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Croar.net RGB PickerCroar.net RGB Picker API: Croar.net provides a simple RGB color picker widget that users can add to any webpage by inserting a few lines of JavaScript code. A demo of this widget is available with the documentation. The Croar.net RGB Picker API is free for public use.

IderaIdera API: Idera is a major provider of application and server management software. The Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA) allows Idera's partners to offer their customers server backup services. Idera's server backup manager includes multi-tenant capabilities, flexible monthly pricing, integration with popular control panels, and a SOAP API that can be used for integrating billings, enhancing automation, and customizing the end user's experience.

Vanilla ForumsVanilla Forums API: Vanilla Forums allows users to create, customize, and manage their own online forums. In addition to basic forum functions, Vanilla also supports gamification, Q&As, and notifications. It also comes with social integrations and sharing functions to help draw new forum members. Users can localize their forums with any of 25 supported languages or let members choose their preferred language from a list of options. Vanilla Forums is designed to display natively on mobile devices. The Vanilla Forums REST API gives users the ability to manage and retrieve information from their forums programmatically.

Veterans Affairs FacilitiesVeterans Affairs Facilities API: The Veterans Affairs Facilities API is a Veterans Affairs (VA) service capable of programmatically delivering summary information about VA facilities. The SOAP web service is capable of searching for facilities by state, region, or facility ID, and returns structured data including facility ID, name, type, region, and state.

Greg Bates A writer for Programmableweb since 2012, Greg is a freelance writer and a maniacal editor of dissertations and term papers. - Follow me on Google+

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