GameUp is a gaming service for game developers that is full of many features and developments. The GameUp Android SDK is compatible with Android 2.3+, contains dependencies, and is published onto Maven Central. Some of the GameUp Android SDK capabilities are are the ability to use social logins (such as Facebook and Google) and functions to assist in syncing a gamer’s profile and progress across devices.
The New York Times' (NYT) list of web services includes some impressive APIs that make it easier to access and track information about a range of interests, including best selling books, real estate, people, articles, and the United States Government. The NY Times development team has been incorporating feedback from users in order to make changes and improvements on a regular basis. Most recently, NYT developers answered a request from users to add information about bills and speeches to its Congress API:
Pagination is an important element for many projects dealing with large data sets as a way to make the volume of information more manageable and navigable. This tutorial by Relly Rivlin on the Backand blog shows followers how to paginate their data using ng-grid for AngularJS.
RESTful approaches to APIs have made them easier to deploy and consume, leading to a recent explosion in the number of available APIs. One byproduct of such growth is there are a lot of APIs offering similar or even duplicate services, but that have very different approaches to delivering their APIs. Cloud computing and social networking are two areas where we’ve seen the growth in APIs. As the number of APIs grow, the need for interoperability increases.