The Bloomberg API provides free, unrestricted access to raw financial data on current market trades (either real-time or delayed), reference data on historical information, and records of intraday trading. This library, for use with Windows OS, allows users to interface with the API from within Java. As part of their Open Market Data Initiative both the API and library are offered under a "free-use" license, which allows unrestricted access to the interface's header files, along with documentation and programming examples. Extensive documentation, including code examples, is available in the Developer Documentation and at the API website.
Business models were nascent in 2005, when ProgrammableWeb listed only 105 APIs in our directory. There were only four basic models, according to John Musser's talk this morning at Glue. Fast forward six years and those same business models exist, but there's a lot more detail, as the now 3,000+ APIs have refined the ways an API can make money.
Who hasn't packed a box full of items and wondered: "How much is this going to cost to ship?" Temando offers the service that we've all wished for at some point in our lives: enter the dimensions of a box, where its shipping from and to, and receive a freight quote from more than 200 carriers. Temando takes its service a step further through the Temando API offering that allows businesses or individuals to integrate Temando functionality with third party apps, websites, and platforms.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Finance, Location, Security and Education. Featured today the Voysis API that gives voice-enabled applications natural language instruction and brand search and discovery abilities. Here's a rundown of what is new.