HiDrive is a cloud storage service. The HiDrive WinJS SDK supplies an easy way to integrate websites or Windows 8 apps with the HiDrive cloud storage platform. The WinJS SDK is well documented and can be accessed through GitHub. Interfacing with the HiDrive the API, web and Windows developers are able to integrate tools such as user login, uploading files for storage, reading and writing files, performing file compression, creating picture thumbnails, as well as other functions. The HiDrive API is free to incorporate into 3rd party applications or web-apps, and uses OAuth 2 for authentication.
In January, OnStar announced an API would allow third party developers to integrate their applications with OnStar's platform. Last week, General Motors announced its first partner for API integration: RelayRides. RelayRides is "[t]he world's largest peer to peer carsharing marketplace." The partnership with GM allows OnStar users to leave their keys in their cars when renting a car to a fellow RelayRider. The renter can then unlock the car with a smartphone app or by responding to a text message.
Streamzoo, an alternative to Instagram, has just released the Streamzoo API. According to the documentation, the API uses HTTP calls and returns JSON. It joins 341 photo APIs in the ProgrammableWeb directory.
Textalytics believes that when it comes to tuning in on Internet banter, different types of businesses have different needs. To that end, the Madrid-based text mining specialist this week launched a family of industry-specific semantic APIs. The company claims its RESTful APIs are plug-and-play, easy to use, and multilingual.