Mashups using the same API (1)
Just about everybody agrees that mobile computing is the biggest thing happening in IT these days; it’s just that nobody can seem to agree about how best to go about it. Some developers swear by native applications that take advantage of every feature of the platform, while others argue for an HTML5 approach that sacrifices some of those features in the name of consistency and the ability to more easily support multiple mobile computing platforms. Others still, make the case for a hybrid approach that combines elements of both development strategies.
Two days ago we wrote about Urban Airship grounding SimpleGeo APIs. While one API was being taken over by another company, it left SimpleGeo's innovative flagship geo storage product stranded. Another company has quickly come forward to pick up the slack. Geoloqi created a SimpleGeo importer that will move storage from one platform to the other, where places can then be queried by the Geoloqi API.
Our API directory now includes 146 location APIs. The newest is the LongLatToLocation API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the foursquare API. We list 86 foursquare mashups. Below you'll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of location APIs.
Mobile Connect Discovery
||The Mobile Connect Discovery API authenticates users and provides details of the home operator. Developers can configure mobile data to perform callbacks in JSON format, using client ID and client...||Mobile||02.14.2017|
||The Mobile Connect API integrates authentication processes in mobile devices, avoiding to remember passwords, verifying users with one step. JSON formats are available to perform callbacks,...||Mobile||02.14.2017|
CANFAR batch processing web service
||This API provides a RESTful web service interface to the CANFAR condor processing system. CANFAR is a consortium of Canadian university astronomers, Compute Canada, and the National Research Council...||Astronomy||02.13.2017|
CANFAR access control web service
||This is the CANFAR Access Control (AC) web service API and provides the following operations; Group Management, Group Searching, User Management, User Login and more. CANFAR is a consortium of...||Astronomy||02.13.2017|
CANFAR TAP web service
||This service implements the IVOA TAP-1.0 recommendation and exposes the Common Archive Observation Model (CAOM-2.0) content at CADC. The CAOM tables are all part of a schema called caom2. The main...||Astronomy||02.13.2017|