Amazon Web Services (AWS), the leading infrastructure as a service platform is now making it easier for its core platform services to be available directly for use in mobile applications. It has wrapped its Storage, Database and Messaging APIs into easy to use Mobile SDKs for Apple iOS and Google Android platforms, so that mobile developers can easily integrate and invoke those services directly from their applications.
This week we added another 9 open APIs to our API directory. As with last week's new APIs, they cover quite a range. In yet another example of an API-on-an-API there's the TweetPhoto API for photo sharing on top of Twitter. There are 3 new telephony-related APIs from Orange, the new music event-centric Gigulate API, and the Amplify API that aims to extract semantic meaning from text and HTML documents via natural language processing. Here's an outline of those as well as the other new APIs from this past week:
Mitominer is an integrated priteomics database for mitochondria. The open source Mitominer API runs on Perl programs, and provides access to client libraries in Java, Perl and Python. The API covers nine data categories from proteins to gene ontology.