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There is nothing funny about Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs, usually, but we've rounded up a few to chuckle over. Developers wanting to add some big laughs to their applications can start with this list of the top ten APIs from ProgrammableWeb's Humor category.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including File Sharing, Humor, and Travel. Highlights include an API for detecting sentiment and sarcasm in text, and an API for determining language about travel from search queries. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Twinword, a company providing text analysis APIs, has announced the launch of their Emotion Analysis API. The API is capable of analyzing a paragraph of text and identifying six different emotions to help marketers understand their users and tailor apps to how they are feeling.
As we inch closer to the end of the week it’s time to bring you a review of the stories we couldn’t cover with a look at what is going on in the world of APIs. This time we look at the Optimizely Event API, MeaningCloud's new APIs and Voximplant's Web SDK now including support for Safari.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Music, and Games. Highlights today include the GetBadges API for gamification servicesand the Linkfire API for deeplinking apps to music retailers. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
The latest Star Wars premiere is here. Extend your Star Wars high with a visit to the Star Wars Graph, built upon the Star Wars API (SWAPI). SWAPI pulls data from Wookieepedia (the Star Wars encyclopedia) and includes vast amounts of Star Wars-related data (e.g. characters, movies, starships, etc.).
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.
MarkLogic 8 focuses on developer experience, semantics, and bitemporal data management in latest upgrade.
A growing number of companies are using NLP (Natural Language Processing) to analyze and enrich their data. NLP helps companies take their data and begin to understand and monetize it. This article looks at leading Natural Language Processing providers that offer API integration.
Google this week unveiled a first release of the Project Ara Module Developers Kit; Google is calling it an MDK rather than SDK. The kit is truly in an alpha state at version 0.10. Despite its far-from-finished status, Google wanted to offer developers a peek at what they'll be able to do with Project Ara.
Google has begun distributing a new release of Google Play Services to all Android devices, and along with it made a new SDK available to developers with a handful of new APIs. The main additions include a Google Analytics API, Tag Manager, Address API, Google Drive API, and updated support for Google Play Games. Google Play Services 4.3 is being pushed to hardware already running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and up. This encompasses the bulk of smartphones and tablets in use today.
How much would you like to send $10,000 (that’s 10 big ones) to the San Francisco Food Bank for Festivus? I’m guessing you would love to, but how? Let’s talk about Twilio.
Earlier this year, ProgrammableWeb reported that Expert System, a leading semantic software company, had released the Cogito Intelligence API which allows semantic processing and analysis functionality to be integrated with government, intelligence, law enforcement and other types of security software systems and applications. Expert System has just announced the launch of a "freemium" version of the Cogito Intelligence API which is available on Mashape, the cloud API Marketplace.
If you have created a powerful API-as-product, do you automatically have a business model you can monetize? German startup Webknox aims to answer this question and is worth following to see how they turn a powerful data product into an investable commodity. ProgrammableWeb caught up with Dr David Urbansky at the recent API World conference to talk about the very early days of this new API enterprise and to discuss the road to success that may lay ahead.
Recently launched, Everlapse, is a free iOS app for sharing images and slideshows. Communicating with images is already a winning formula in the world of social networking, but Everlapse makes it a little more interesting by providing something that is a bit more stimulating than just static photos, but not quite as complicated as videos. In a nutshell, it allows users to create and contribute to clips which are made up of various photos and displayed as a slideshow. By providing the Everlapse API, the company also makes it possible for developers to integrate this functionality with other applications.
Father's Day weekend is again upon us. Growing up, my dad was always the hardest to shop for. I couldn't always tell what he would like and if he did like it, he had a tendency to buy it for himself. This week we'll look at some mashups that might help spark some ideas for those dads that are hard to get gifts for. The mashups include a little something for every dad out there including beer, hiking, golfing and movies. Read below for more details on each. ProgrammableWeb would like to wish a Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there.