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Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Banking, eCommerce and Jobs. Highlights include the Tradenity API for creating eCommerce applications, Taskware API for task management, and an API that retrieves lottery numbers. Here's a look at what is new.
The rise of the microservices architecture is improving the speed, functionality and reliability of software systems, but it can create issues elsewhere. In a recent article for The New Stack, Apurva Dave and Loris Degioanni highlight five principles of efficient microservices monitoring.
At Google I/O 2015, Google announced the Voice Interaction API on Android M. Now, Google has provided more details around the API and how it integrates with third-party apps.
We've added 6 APIs to the directory today in Jobs, Customer Service, and Notifications categories, among others. Also new are several SDKs for use with the GitLab API.
We've added 8 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in Cloud, Content Management, and Messaging categories. Also added: client libraries for Wunderlist and CoinMate.io.
Seven APIs have been added to the directory including 4 recent Twinword natural language processing offerings. Also added were 2 new libraries for the National Weather Service.
Guardian’s Content API team documented their recent upgrading of Elasticsearch by several major versions, which included locating and fixing an API performance issue.
FindTheBest.com improves synidcated agent listings, and adds a property listing API complete with interactive property data and market visualizations.
Collaborative work capabilities like group task management and reporting, file management and discussion threading are available for app developers via the new Redbooth API.
MyJobHelper provides an API that allows developers to add job search content to their own websites or applications.
Product Hunt is a website that allows users to discover and rank products. They have just opened access to a limited amount of developers.
Listrak is an email marketing company solely focused on the ecommerce channel. By getting to know their clients in depth, reviewing clickstream data and transactional history, and plotting customers on a lifecycle grid, Listrak is focused on delivering two things, according to CEO Ross Kramer, "help our customers acquire more new customers, and sell more to existing customers." The Listrak SOAP API makes automation of managing email campaigns easier.
When it comes to the course of creativity, some kind of order and management can turn a good idea into something successful and highly profitable. Having an effective tool that handles all the loose ends so creatives can focus on creating, can only mean better results at the end of the day. Shotgun is a service aimed at helping creative studios run smoothly and efficiently by providing the necessary tools to see a project to completion. Shotgun's API allows developers to access this functionality and easily integrate it with other applications.
The billable time reflected on an invoice and the actual time spent on that project are often quite different. The odd phone call here and there, the sending of emails back and forth, little amendments to work done...it all adds up to valuable working hours that often go un-accounted for. Chrometa is a service that offers automated task and time tracking with the aim of eliminating this very problem. The service also provides an the Chrometa API that enables this data to be integrated with other applications.
Many of us have far too much on our minds and are often juggling various commitments at once. The humble checklist is an effective tool in the process of dividing to-do lists into practical steps, making our general existence a lot more productive. Checkmarkable is an online service that follows this very principle but is aimed at business processes in particular. Checkmarkable also provides the Checkmarkable API which makes this functionality available to developers who may want to integrate it with other applications.
Here's the secret to success, the one thing you need to make sure you do the things that are important to you: add them to a task list. And the best way to make sure that list is always easily accessible? Why, write a program to incorporate it into your life. These five APIs will give you the tools to track your to-dos with minimal code.