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Yodlee Interactive, financial data and transaction platform provider, has launched major enhancements to its API offering. Over 600 companies around the world already rely on Yodlee to fuel financial apps and services for millions of consumers. Yodlee Interactive’s API previously supported SOAP/XML and powered some of the most innovative financial apps around. However, an expanded support for REST, JSON, and HTML will enable simplified integration and cross-platform functionality.
Drupal is a great tool for content management but what if you don’t want to get cornered into a Drupal design? What if you want to format your data in your own way? Today at API World, Rudy Rigot and former Play Framework cofounder Sadek Drobi launched Prismo.io, a cloud-based content management service that lets you design your own.
SOA Software, a leading API management solutions provider, has just announced the addition of API Orchestration to the SOA Software API Management Platform. Earlier this year, SOA software launched two new API management solutions; API Management Solution for Microsoft and API Management Solution for IBM WebSphere DataPower.
Postmaster, a technology company that specializes in small package logistics optimization, has just announced the addition of a new Box and Bin Packing feature to the Postmaster API. Earlier this year, Postmaster launched a beta version of the Postmaster API which helps businesses integrate and optimize the shipping process when using carriers Fedex, UPS, and USPS.
Pactas, recurring billing solution provider, offers the Pactas API that allows developers to include Pactas functionality within third party apps and websites. Any need for recurring billing (e.g. carsharing, music flatrates, cloud services, etc.) can be simplified and streamlined with the Pactas solution. Pactas enables users to manage subscriptions, track payments, and map pricing. Access to the platform can customize to each users' situation depending on need, resources, and integration opportunities.
Social Foundry, plug and play API infrastructure provider, has announced REST support for its SOAPbox API adaptor. SOAPbox exposes database operations through web services. This simplifies API creation, so software and app developers can concentrate on functionality, not manual coding methods.
CanvasPop’s new Photo Printing API has already won the hearts and minds of big name photo and image partners like 500px, East Coast pixels (creators of the Photo Toaster app) and Selfless Portraits. Now, any web or mobile developer can integrate the photo-to-canvas printing API into their service delivery and automate canvas printing direct to the end-customer.
In just 10 months after OpenFeint, a social platform for mobile games on Android and iOS discontinued the service, Open Kit has released version 1.0 of its Open Source alternative for game developers. Developers can now make use of their back-end services to create social cross-platform gaming features across iOS and Android, with Unity™ plug-in support.
Sometimes what is happening now is not as important as what happened then. I am speaking of the past and how it can help you piece events together. This what makes Gnip’s newest Twitter search API so powerful.
If you are a travel agent, you can spend a lot of time putting together a spiffy looking travel package for a customer or you can do it in under a minute with an API. iZento announced an API this week that takes travel booking data and transforms it into a professional itinerary complete with travel documents that travel agents can proudly hand over to their traveling customers.
Business applications created on the Cloudfier platform inherently contain an API that grants full access to app functionality through the Cloudfier API. Cloudfier allows users to define a business centric solution with Cloudfier’s business programming language. After the solution is defined, the platform automatically creates a web application. Cloudfier was built on Elipse Orion and aims to move towards a new type of development.
The Google App Engine team is galloping forward with new releases and cool features. It has just been a few weeks since the release of App Engine 1.8.4 but the team has kept focus and come up with a new release that is focused on the Search API and enhancements to its PHP Runtime, that has received solid acceptance from the legion of PHP programmers worldwide.
The New York City Government has raised the bar for open government programs everywhere by launching several brand new NYC Open Data APIs, a redesigned Open Data Portal and Developer Website. The NYC Open Data Portal now has over 1,100 datasets available including 200 brand new datasets that have just been added.
Contact validation company Service Objects launched the latest in its array of online tools this week. The DOTS Address Validation-US3 API automatically verifies, corrects and appends address information to contact data records in real time.
When Apple launched its World Wide Developers Conference back in April, the event sold out in minutes, and a lot of people who wanted to go didn’t make it. So Apple reassuringly said it would announce series of tech talks later in the year. Well, here they are.
Scrazzl, social discovery platform for research materials, offers the Scrazzl API which grants developers access to research product information. Scrazzl develops tools that enable scientists to make informed decisions about research products and connect with other scientists to solve technical problems.
Microsoft, AOL and Yahoo are teaming up to develop specifications for advertising APIs, the trio announced Tuesday. The goal is to make it easier for media buyers to discover, price and order premium digital inventory.
Banking APIs seem to be all the buzz these days. As such Plaid, a startup that is launching what it calls “a modern API for banking data,” received $2.8 million in funding.
Back in July, ProgrammableWeb reported that Dropbox had launched a beta version of the Dropbox Datastore API which provides a new method of syncing and storing data on Dropbox. Dropbox has just announced that the Datastore API is now out of beta and the first stable version of the API has been released.
Kiuwan, cloud based software measuring and analysis solution, has announced the Kiuwan API. Through the API, users can continuously monitor the quality of software applications. With increased quality and performance, businesses can increase efficiency and productivity while lowering cost.