April 16, 2015
Single purpose API
Oanda releases an API for it Forex trading platform. Bottlenose offers an API for its trending tools. Plus: Rackspace launches OnMetal cloud servers, and Maplight releases election 2014 database.
The Vibetrace API integrates Vibetrace's recommendation engine, accessing virtually any e-commerce platform. The name of the game, of course, is to move people from your target market to become visitors, then shoppers, regular customers and finally, part of your engaged community. Vibetrace's secret sauce for increasing conversion rates is a csutom built recommendation engine. It joins nearly 200 e-commerce APIs in our directory.
Location-based social media analytics company GeoFeedia attempted to abuse the public data streams it receives from other social media platforms by monitoring the public, according to documents revealed by the ACLU. This article on Techdirt discusses the issue, and how the major platforms responded.