By now you've probably heard the thunderclap that just went round the API ecosphere – Google is deprecating a host of APIs. After years of building developers' trust in their platform, Google is effectively pulling the rug out from under many services built not only for commercial means, but for non-profit and educational causes too.
Rainmaker, which provides an identity API to get more information about a person’s email address, has declared the winners of its API contest. The month long challenge invited developers to make innovative applications based on the Rainmaker API and in the process earn fame and some cool prizes. Rainmaker also announced a new developer challenge that is expected to run in August.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, eCommerce, Language, and Voice. Also recently added to the directory are several SDKs for the QuantiModo quantified self platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.