May 13, 2014
Of the many APIs we published this week, eight were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll illuminate those eight by throwing them into the spotlight. The eight included the Locu API, a database API that exposes Locu’s business information. Locu is constantly searching the web for business data. This allows developers real-time information about prices, menu items, venue information and etc. With their success in the restaurant industry Locu is now aiming, with the API, to branch into other markets. To learn more about Locu visit the Locu API blog post and the Locu site.
Cloud, mobile and social media are now mainstream computing concepts. Today, consumer and business users all demand access to applications and data from multiple devices, inside and outside of enterprises, on a continuous basis. As a result, users interact with an enterprise through many different interfaces which all converge at the API layer. A well-executed enterprise API strategy will ensure API usage is tracked and security is achieved, enabling enterprises to create more selling channels, improve engagement with customers and prospects and offer more value to partners.
Every once in awhile we stumble across an API that is “watercooler talk” worthy. Often these APIs are revolutionary in the way that they affect how an industry operates, other times they are just really cool and waste a lot of our time. This past week's addiction was the Yoda Speak API.