16 developers and designers showed off their projects and many more participated at this weekend's API Hack Day PDX. The overall winner was an app that helps friends communicate about a planned event using an email and SMS hybrid. Others took on Portland government data and worked with multiple APIs to get details around a specific location. We list many of them in our Hackday Gallery.
It sure beats instant coffee. A major change to Google's results page has created an intense interest in interfaces that provide immediate feedback. Google Instant, which updates search results as you type, inspired YouTube Instant, which many developers have emulated using a number of different APIs.
Switch announced the CardSavr API which allows credit card details to flow directly from the card issuer to thousands of ecommerce sites. Once integrated, updated card information can be sent to the selected sites without users needing to reload the information, or card issuers to reissue cards.