The StrongLoop LoopBack Android SDK by Strongloop interacts with the API with the intend to integrate monitoring services into applications. Such apps can benefit from the framework provided by StrongLoop, in addition to Arc user interface and mobile backend services.
Still in a somewhat embryonic phase of its life (relatively speaking), Node.js already has the support of dozens of third party frameworks. InfoWorld.com identifies 13 of the more prominent ones that simplify the development of complex websites, data-driven Web apps, real-time applications, or APIs.
This week's new API entries came from both very large and quite small organizations. Google released two notable APIs, the Google Analytics API and the Google O3D API, both of which we reported on earlier this week (here on Google Analytics and here on Google O3D). The slick image editing service Aviary now offers an API, we've added another financial web service from the folks at Xignite (over 40 of their financial web service APIs are listed here), there's the FuncNet service for those in the computational biology community, and our own ProgrammableWeb API that gives you an API to find APIs. Here's the full rundown: