Android developers can create applications with Pinterest's Pin It button SDK. Version 1.3 allows one to create content inside an app with a few lines of Java code. Because the content is visual, developers should be aware that 2 types of images are supported: image URL and image URI. To work with the SDK, users can register a Client ID. The files consist of the library: pinit-sdk-1.0.jar, the java doc: pinit-sdk-1.0-javadoc.jar, the zipped api doc: apidocs.zip, the Pinterest main apk that works with the Pin It feature: pinterest-release.apk, and the demo project using the SDK's Pin It feature: PinItDemo.zip. The SDK could be used to engage Android users with the Pin It button.
Microsoft's latest version of its search API (our Live Search API Profile), which was released last November as a public beta, seems to be gaining quite a bit of momentum. According to a recent post on the Live Search Blog, the API is serving more than 3 billion queries per month, more than 5,000 applications to use the API, and queries from third party sites account for 80% of the API's query volume.
ProgrammableWeb recently caught up with Matt Sundquist, founder and COO of Plot.ly, a graphing and analytics startup. The Plotly API enables users to analyze and visualize data in one place, and forms an important step in building the infrastructure for data science to be further democratized. Sundquist spoke about the Plot.ly API, comparing it with existing visual solutions, and how visual data science solutions can evolve.
Eva, the Expert Virtual agent from Evature, is a natural language processing search utility that is open and available for incorporation in any travel website. It offers a natural language processing engine through its Evature Travel Search API, which is tuned to identify common travel parameters such as number of travelers, place names and locations, and fuzzy date ranges. Travel websites can then use these parsed information bits to search their system for matching flights, hotels, or travel packages.