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Streetline offers APIs with parking data to raise revenues, ease parking stress. Registration opens for Apigee's "I Love APIs" conference September 8-10. Plus: Beacon API in Chrome Canary, and Bitcoin API provider reviews.

Win the Parking Wars with Streetline's APIs

Streetline has built the ParkerData API, now in beta, is available in 40 locations, including San Carlos, CA. It offers data to mobile and Web apps and navigation systems in cars. The company also has the ParkSight 2.0 API aimed at parking providers to manage resources.

  As Kathleen Hickey reports in GCN, smart parking can use the data to raise revenue:

Streetline’s information on parking space availability is garnered from a network of ultra-low power sensors embedded in the pavement of parking spaces in 24,000 parking lots and garages in more than 30 cities. Streetline detects the presence of a vehicle and relays the information to a number of applications, including Parker, the company’s mobile parking guidance app, which is available on iOS and Android.

The API applications are promising--integrating it into a coffee shop app or movie theater app could guide users to parking as part of their retail experience. The hunt for parking could be over. The REST ParkerData Availability API delivers JSON or XML. Registration is open.

Apigee's "I Love APIs" SF September Conference Registration

API Platform company Apigee has opened the registration for its second annual "I Love APIs" conference, September 8-10 in San Francisco at the historic Fort Mason. With an expected attendance of 1,200, the conference is for CXOs, IT managers and developers.

  As the company commented,

The conference will feature a large IoT exhibit, showcasing the game-changing solutions emerging in today’s increasingly programmable world. There, attendees will gain an up-close look at how this latest trend is taking shape, with hands-on demonstrations by the innovators moving the IoT from buzzword to reality. Last year’s “I love APIs” IoT exhibit included a vehicle charged using renewable energy via SmartGrid APIs, programmable light bulbs, Google Glass-enabled medical equipment and drones. The 2014 “I Love APIs” conference will also feature five jam-packed tracks comprised of both technical and business content, exploring the innovation and cutting-edge thinking that will define digital business for the next decade. Tracks will include Digital Transformation Strategy; APIs – Business at Digital Speed & Scale; Developers; Coders’ Workshops and the new Predictive Apps and APIs track.

With workshops and lectures by Apigee executives and developers, Fortune 100 customers and digital thought leaders, sessions include: predictive apps, moving with the market, data-driven development with prective Apps and APIs, and stories from the front lines. Early Bird registration ends July 14.

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