July 14, 2007
Single purpose API
Related Articles (578)
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Translation, Hosting, and Machine Learning. Featured today is an API for adding elevation location to applications and an API for integrating two-factor authentication. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Yammer, a microblogging-for-business site and winner of the top prize at the recent TechCrunch50 conference, has released an API to allow developers to build their own applications around the service (Yammer API profile). Created by the people behind genealogy site Geni, Yammer has taken the tried and tested Twitter model, which asks users to answer the question "What are you doing?" in 140 characters or less, and adapted it for businesses, turning the question into "What are you working on?"
It's hard to get excited about developing applications if there's no payoff for your efforts. That's the general consensus arising among makers of Windows Phone applications, who are dissatisfied with the poor sell through of advertisements. With no money coming in from ads, some developers say they'll have to start charging for their apps - or quit supporting Windows Phone.