The Mendeley iOS SDK by Mendeley aims to simplify the integration of the API in Apple devices. It offers methods and classes for Mac OSX and iOS applications. In addition, it provides instructions to install with CocoaPods and with repository cloning. Because this is an early version, developers are invited to contribute. Authored by Peter Schmidt.
Google announced a number of enhancements to its Google Classroom tool. Among the enhancements are API updates that streamline integration with third party apps. Now, third party apps can add and modify student coursework. This brings native Classwork functions to 3rd party apps.
Open APIs are being adopted by a wide range of industries, even those outside the Internet sector. Most recently the pharmaceutical industry is realizing the benefits of APIs in sharing information around drug research. Thomson Reuters now provides the Thomson Reuters Pharma API for investigational drugs data. The service provides access the company's comprehensive source of global pharmaceutical intelligence on drugs.
UCLA is taking on USC this weekend at the University of Southern California. No, its not football or basketball, its a hackathon. The Trojan Hack is bringing together programmers from both schools, to build the best apps in a 24 hour competition. The Trojan Hack was created by Ju Hae Lee and Andreas Petasis, two USC students that were inspired by the PennApps contest, and wanted to create a competition so fierce that it would settle the question between USC and UCLA once and for all.