Windows Azure, the mobile back end as a service platform, has added custom APIs, Git, NPM, Android Push Notifications, along with a free SQL DB. As Scott Guthrie, who builds for Microsoft, demonstrates on his "Scottgu blog," the creation of custom APIs is extremely simple. Here's the first shot at the start of building an API that works with a to do list.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Voice, Notifications, Stocks, and Recognition. Featured today are four APIs that use machine learning technology to provide image recognition and visual search services. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.