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Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Big Data, Transportation, and Translation. Featured today is an API from Caret for enabling applications to trigger automatic status alerts, and APIs from MeaningCloud that extract meaning from content.
The recent experience of mapmaker RouteBuilder highlights one of the key issues that needs to be addressed when consuming APIs: how to manage the risk associated with an API becoming unavailable? Businesses consuming open APIs in their products need to take these risk management actions.
Data warehouse-as-a-service startup BitYota is seeking opportunities for its data storage and compute services to make use of open data APIs
Real-time music aggregator Musikki has recently releases its Music API. This API gives third-party access to “IMDB of music.”
Cloud Elements is an API aggregation service aimed at helping developers use a single API abstraction layer to integrate with multiple SaaS products at once.
A conference focused solely on predictive APIs will summarize the current landscape and key players and discuss emerging trends in this API subsector.
An overview of the new Digital Ocean v2 API which just entered into public beta. Developers will have an opportunity to help it improve with feedback.
Event marketing calendar Localist takes a platform approach, combining API aggregation with services like SeatGeek to create a viable business model.
Growing consumer demand for health data, new players taking an API-first approach and data abstraction make this an ideal time to build health care apps, says Human API CEO.
API aggregation service SumAll has released a new GitHub API integration allowing businesses to track team productivity and better monitor the full bug tracking development lifecycle. The new integration is a clear example of the value that aggregating various APIs into one visual data layer can bring to the enterprise and to small business.
Our API directory now includes 38 aggregator APIs. The newest is the Pressjack API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Daylife API. We list 9 Daylife mashups. Below you'll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of aggregator APIs.
Gnip, a social media data aggregation platform and social media API, has announced that the company has added six new social data sources to the Gnip Enterprise Data Collector product. The six public APIs that have been added to the platform include bitly, Instagram, Reddit, Stack Overflow, Panaramio and Plurk.
Font Squirrel can help you and your applications find new fonts. The Font Squirrel API allows users to retrieve hundreds of fonts that are "font-face-ready," which can be used on web sites using CSS or CSS3. The API provides categorical listings, font lists and the ability to download complete sets of @font-face fonts. Font Squirrel uses RESTFul calls and responses are formatted in JSON.
Uberblic is another instance of what may become a trend in the world with thousands of APIs: the Meta-API. The Uberblic Doppleganger API is currently in beta, but it is quite ambitious in that it looks to position itself as a API cross-reference or mutli-plexer. Submit an ID from one API to the Doppleganger, get 4-5 IDs for matching content from other APIs.
There isn't just one social graph, there are many. LinkedIn maintains your professional contacts, while Facebook has friends and family (and yes, often many professional). Twitter has some mix, as well, perhaps with a different filter. Aggregators take these disparate contacts and bring them into one place. A new service uses several APIs to merge them and give tools to better understand and utilize your network of contacts.