April 5, 2014
Google has announced several updates to its Google Cloud Platform. The updates include a new AppEngine release 1.8.4 that focuses on developer productivity and various new features for the PHP runtime. Google Compute Engine instances now has support for persisting differential snapshots and Compute Engine Load Balancing UI is now in the Cloud Console.
This week we added another 9 open APIs to our API directory. As with last week's new APIs, they cover quite a range. In yet another example of an API-on-an-API there's the TweetPhoto API for photo sharing on top of Twitter. There are 3 new telephony-related APIs from Orange, the new music event-centric Gigulate API, and the Amplify API that aims to extract semantic meaning from text and HTML documents via natural language processing. Here's an outline of those as well as the other new APIs from this past week: