Boston Children's Hospital created HealthMap, a mashup that helps to obtain information about emerging public health threats according to users' locations.
Users can receive alerts of health data related to diseases infected via people, insects, and animals. This system is useful to stay updated with the current Ebola outbreak. Formal and informal sources can make predictions about the plans to eradicate diseases in the website. For now, citizens can take preventions before arranging traveling plans.
HealthMap uses the integration services of ProMED Mail, World Health Organization, GeoSentinel, OIE, FAO, EuroSurveillance, Google News, Moreover, WDIN, Baidu News, and SOSO Info. Software includes applications from Google Maps, GoogleMapAPI for PHP, and Google Translate API.
Thirty-One more APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Stocks, Artificial Intelligence, and Location. Featured today are APIs for LivePerson customer chat services and an API for creating and managing Alexa Skills. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
RunKeeper, a maker of health and fitness tracking software, has made its Health Graph API available to the public after a closed beta with a small group of developers. The new API provides access to RunKeeper Health Graph -- a system of individual health connections that create digital map of an individual's personal health. The Health Graph provides a record of the evolution of an individual's health, including a snapshot of their current physical condition, how this has evolved over time, and how social interactions may have influenced activities and behaviors.