Stanford University's Highwire Press API is SOAP-based and uses a SUSHI protocol to issue COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources) reports. The API aims to help its partner groups, of librarians, researchers and publishers in the scholarly community publish, manage content, communicate and network more easily. Hosting over 1700 journals, books and other publications, HighWire provides a publishing platform that earned it recognition in EContent magazine as one of the top 100 companies in the digital content industry.
Android users will now have more opportunities to purchase Amazon goods through their apps. Amazon this week introduced its new Mobile Associates API for Kindle Fire and other Android devices. The API allows developers to sell Amazon goods through their apps and games, while earning up to 6 percent in commission on the sales.
For businesses and brands, the customer is king, and being able to know what makes consumers tick is a definite advantage. Converser makes this a possibility by enabling application owners to interact with their customers directly from within the app, getting a better understanding of their users and ultimately gaining the knowledge they need to maximise their appeal. Converser's API is available to developers who want to integrate this functionality with other applications.