We've added 6 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Email, Financial, Search, Activity Streams, and Calendars categories. Here's a summary of what is new.
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Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb library, including offerings from Meerkat, the live streaming service, and Stream by Dextro, for visualizing data from Periscope.
Klinker Apps releases a new Android launcher, supports integration with an open API for 3rd pary apps to create fully customizable app overview pages.
RESTful approaches to APIs have made them easier to deploy and consume, leading to a recent explosion in the number of available APIs. One byproduct of such growth is there are a lot of APIs offering similar or even duplicate services, but that have very different approaches to delivering their APIs. Cloud computing and social networking are two areas where we’ve seen the growth in APIs. As the number of APIs grow, the need for interoperability increases.
Push is the new pull. And everyone's doing it. If you're still pulling, it's probably about time you stopped all of that, as Twitter announced on Monday that they are opening up the Site Streams beta. App developers are salivating at the prospect of all those status updates being showered on them from Twitter's engorged hosepipe.
For the past few months, the API of microblog site Twitter has been used as the basis for many popular and creative mashups. Now Facebook, with the launch of its highly anticipated Open Stream API, is attempting to gain some attention as a platform for social networking applications.
Three months after its initial launch, much-talked-about data portability service Gnip has released version 2.0 of its API, as well as the first glimpse of a business model. As we covered back in March, Gnip's goal is to "connect Data Consumers to Data Publishers in a low-latency, highly-scalable standards-based way." Gnip is a sort of proxy that makes data from diverse Publishers--services like Delicious or Twitter, which create activity content--available in a unified format, and notifies Consumers--like FriendFeed or Plaxo--via a push interface when new data is available. The new version of the API adds full data delivery, XMPP support, and advanced data filtering.