Google Fusion Tables is an experimental app that offers a Java library to interact with the REST API. The aim is to avoid the creation of HTTP requests and the parsing of responses. Highlights include calls to the API, OAuth 2.0 authentication, and Google App Engine support. Created to run on Android 1.5+.
The mashups included below all clarify mountains of information. Using APIs, they gather the data and show it to the user in a way that makes sense. In one case, it's a bar chart of emotions expressed over Twitter and other realtime search engines. Another takes your LinkedIn connections and displays them graphically. The other brings a handful of APIs to your iPhone, responding to your voice.
Practice Fusion, the leader in web-based electronic health records, has launched a Medical Imaging API. The API release comes just prior to updates to the EHR Incentive Program that will require physicians to order and receive medical images electronically. Through API integration, imaging centers can serve all of their clients via a single interface.
Open Banking is aiming to give consumers access to real-time banking data through the use of APIs. The successful implementation of this type of system will change the way people save, borrow, spend and invest their money, as well as encourage healthy competition in the financial services industry.