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Feedly, one of the most popular alternatives to the defunct Google Reader, has just announced that the Feedly API is now open to all developers. Last month, Feedly kicked off a paid subscription service, Feedly Pro, offering the first 5,000 subscribers a lifetime subscription for $99.99. Feedly raised almost $500,000 within the first eight hours.
The ZeroPush API is an iOS push notification tool designed to deliver more robust service than other notification tools. The company promises fast set up with Apple, Server Libraries for quick server side integration, ZeroPush Cocoapod client side integration, and great documentation for its programmatic interface to iOS notification tools. ZeroPush joins 40 other notification APIs in our directory.
Preva, a personalized fitness experience, announced that it has opened its API up to the developer community. Now, developers can pull in-gym data to incorporate into third party apps and tools. The data available through the API includes workout summaries, lifetime metrics, goals, progress, and more.
Nulab, a communication and collaboration applications company based in Japan, has announced the launch of the new Cacoo SDK edition which includes the brand new Cacoo SDK Edition API. Cacoo is a web-based collaborative drawing tool that allows users to create a variety of diagrams including sitemap, flowchart, mind map, wireframe, UML and network diagrams.
Image Searcher, Inc., an image recognition and mobile search technology company, has announced the public release of the Image Searcher Image Recognition API which leverages the same technology used to power the CamFind and TapTapSee applications. CamFind is a visual mobile search app and TapTapSee is an app designed for the blind and visually impaired.
Brow.si stands to reinvent mobile web browsing and prop it up as a potential contender against the ever growing mobile app market. Brow.si works with any website, across any platform and offers a suite of features that makes a website more mobile friendly. Additionally, developers can tap into the Brow.si API and add apps to the Brow.si toolbar that extends functionality to the limits of the developer community's imagination.
Qubit, a leading customer experience management (CXM) solutions provider, has announced the launch of the new Behavioral Attribution API allowing access to Qubit behavioral attribution data. The new API uses Tableau to visualize the data so that it is presented in a clear and easy to read format.
Kii, a leading mBaaS provider has released new platform features that will help mobile developers build additional features and increase the reach of their applications. The new release introduces key features like Notifications and Geolocation support among others along with strong integration with Unity, a leading mobile game development platform.
TipTap Lab uses psychology to better understand existing and potential customers. The TipTap Lab API allows third party apps to take advantage of such psychology by building profiles for those that interact with the app and acting accordingly. Whether an app developer wants to personalize an online experience or pair up users with similar interests, the TipTap Lab API examines the abstract, subconscious layer of users to better and enable a developer to accomplish goals.
As "big data" continues to grow in popularity and intrigue, TaDaweb looks to unlock "the power of small data"; and, its TaDaweb API allows developers to tap into that power within third party applications. What does "small data" mean? To TaDaweb, "small data" means a collection of disparate data that exists across the public web that TaDaweb can bring together and provide some clarity.
With so many TV shows and movies available online these days, it can be hard for viewers to find exactly what they are looking for. To make life easier for television watchers, Guidebox, a service that answers the question, “Where can I stream or purchase this?,” released a free API that lets developers integrate movie and TV episode search into websites and mobile apps.
Last month, ProgrammableWeb reported that KidoZen, a leading enterprise mobile middleware provider, had released the KidoZen Enterprise Systems APIs platform which allows developers to seamlessly integrate corporate and enterprise systems into mobile applications. KidoZen has just announced the availability of Salesforce.com APIs as part of the KidoZen mBaaS platform which will now allow developers to integrate Salesforce.com platform features into enterprise mobile applications.
Need a CRM package that fits a small business requiring simplicity on a cost structure that makes sense? Stride could be it. The API documentation and the information on github points out this is a RESTful API, with JSON and XML responses. JSON is preferred. OAuth2 is used for authentication. The Stride API joins three other sales tracking APIs in our directory.
API Integration-platform-as-a-Service provider Zapier has introduced a new website and GitHub repo to collate code patterns for subscription-based webhooks. The site, RESThooks, provides API developers with easy-to-use methods for setting up a subscription layer on top of a webhook. The goal is to prevent inefficient polling of an API for data changes and updates.
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.
BeansBooks was created as a simple alternative to complex, proprietary accounting software packages. As part of the simplification process, BeansBooks launched an API that allows BeansBooks to integrate with third party applications and workflows that accounting needs to pull data from (e.g. e-commerce platforms, ERP systems, etc.). The BeansBooks API lets front-end systems speak directly to back-end systems without a manual task needed to reconcile differences between the two.
Transports Publics Genevois (TPG), the primary public transportation system operator of the Geneva area, Switzerland, has officially launched the TPG Real-Time Open Data API which provides programmatic access to real-time, hourly TPG data such as commercial stops, traffic information and next departures.
Minicloud solves a seemingly intractable conundrum: how do you get the advantages of dedicated hosting without the pricey service and the technical headaches? Minicloud provides unparalleled flexibility, not only in pricing but in a range of features. The Minicloud REST API allows users to modify and terminate those services through third party apps. It joins over 200 APIs focused on hosting in our API directory.
Sony has released a Camera Remote API that allows for the creation of apps to control a camera’s functions via smart phone or tablet. The API is in beta version, and currently works with just four Sony camera models, although another four models are expected to provide compatibility as early as the end of September. Sony is only offering technical support to the Camera Developer Program in the US and Japan for the time being. Sony's approach will be closely watched by other manufacturers looking to provide new Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity via APIs.
ComputeNext, federated cloud marketplace provider, offers the ComputeNext API that allows developers to access and control services from ComputeNext's IaaS partners. ComputeNext enables users to search, discover, procure, and provision cloud services and streamlines such methods through its API offering.