January 9, 2015
Single purpose API
A good recommendation can give your business a substantial boost. But just how do you get your potential customers to see the good things that others are saying about your company? Propers is a real-time recommendation engine that allows users to gather these recommendations and display them where required. Propers also provides the Proper API which allows third party developers to make use of this functionality and integrate it with other applications.
Daily API RoundUp: PortaText, Carnival, Joysticket, Virgil Security, plus Shippo, Preact, Algorithmia, Slack SDKs
Four APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in multiple categories including Marketing, Rewards and Messaging. Also new to the directory are SDKs for integrating Shippo shipping platform, and algorithm knowledge community Algorithmia. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
While working with Big Data affords a lot of potential business value the complexity of building applications that manipulate all that information can be nothing short of daunting. Not only do most of the currently popular approaches require developers to master arcane interfaces such as MapReduce, the performance of the application tends to suffer under the weight of all the data that needs to be processed.