In the not too distant future unified communications will be a feature embedded in almost every new Web application, which from a developer perspective means that most end users are going to soon view most existing applications as nothing short of being antiquated.The W3C is currently working out the details of a WebRTC specification that essentially puts support for a real-time communication engine directly in the browser.
In September ProgrammableWeb organized a track on social APIs at DataWeek. We were pleased to be supported in the effort by 3Scale. We also invited the company's Steven Willmott to share what he has seen within the rapidly-growing space of social APIs.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Audio, Customer Service, and Compliance. Highlights include an API that returns brand logos and information about brands, and an API that offers clown sound effects. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.