July 24, 2016
Single purpose API
Though Google Maps may still be the choice of most developers, Bing continues to be a contender. Microsoft evangelist Chris Pendleton points out a new Weather.com feature and mentions it has used the service since back when it was called Virtual Earth (the switch only happened this June).
ReportGrid has found an excellent niche and positioned itself as the leader of the pack when it comes to web-savvy. It provides data analytics as a service, which is not new in itself. The idea of providing this service with data submission through its ReportGrid API and analytics delivered in a web browser really takes it to the next level. ReportGrid is one of 43 analytics APIs, and one of 241 Enterprise APIs. Its simplicity makes it relevant to a broader audience than many of the more use-case tailored web services, such as those that focus on web site analytics or social media.