March 27, 2010
It seems that photo applications, be it mobile or web, are making their presence felt via small but innovative ways in which they bring photographs together. Facebook is the largest photo sharing site available today and if you can somehow tap into that to create an interesting social experience, the results are bound to be dramatic, as Pixable’s Photofeed application has managed to do.
Hackathons have been a staple in Silicon Valley tech culture for quite some time, but recently we have seen seeing hackathons evolve outside of the valley -- from Los Angeles to Prague. The format of the Hackathon is pretty straightforward: You bring together a group of developers in a room, give them a topic to code around, then they break into teams and begin hacking for usually from 24-72 hours. On the final day, theypresent what they’ve built. Winners usually go home with cash, prizes, and of course notoriety.
We've added 22 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Sales, Telephony, Visualizations, Shipping, Games and Transportation. Highlights today include postal APIs from NZ Post and the Hyperglance cloud visualization tool. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.