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Geeklist offers developers an online haven to present their work, connect with other developers, and gain credit for achievements. Geeklist's lean staff proudly states that Geeklist was "[b]uilt by developers, for developers... we make geeks lives better every day." The API allows developers to create their own applications and services and retrieve any needed data from the Geeklist database. The API has remained in private beta since the Geeklist's original launch, but will open to the public with a 48-hour hackathon from November 30 - December 3.
With winners announced and organizers now regrouping to analyze the next stages, the Novartis mHealth Challenge - held last weekend in San Francisco and giving away over $40,000 in prize money - has demonstrated that for developers looking to aggregate APIs together into a health-focused, consumer-facing end-product, there is still plenty of room to enter the growing market. ProgrammableWeb spoke to Cheryl Cheng, one of the organizers of the hackathon and winners from Sense.ly to see what other API developers can learn from the outcomes.
New Relic wants to take the whole idea of application performance management (APM) up a few notches by leveraging an analytics engine that the company intends to expose via an API. At the New Relic FutureStack 2013 conference today New Relic previewed Project Rubicon, which leverages a Big Data analytics engine to give developers greater insight into all the factors that may be adversely affecting application performance.