These are news items I've curated in my Google Reader, Twitter and bookmarking using Pinboard. Sometimes I add a little commentary to each post.
I use many of these curated links in my research and writing. If you are interested in receivig data feeds of all my curated, please let me know.
feedproxy.google.com on 05/15/2013
Excerpt: Glympse, a service that allows GPS-enabled mobile phone users to temporarily share their location in real-time, has announced the availability of the Glympse platform allowing developers the ability to integrate real-time, temporary location sharing into third-party web and mobile applications. Glympse has also made available SDKs for iOS and Android as well as REST based APIs for use in websites and web based applications. Image Credit: Glympse Glympse is a new, patent pending technology that lets users temporarily share their current location in real-time. Users can share their real-time location for an amount of time that they specify which is then displayed on a dynamic map that can be shared with others.... read the full post.
Tags: , API-Evangelist, API-Stack, Location, Real-Time
www.zdnet.com on 05/15/2013
Excerpt: SAN FRANCISCO -- While bigger announcements are on the way, the Google Play services team revealed a number of new tools coming out for developers. See also: Google I/O by the numbers: 900 million Android activations Along with the release of Google Maps Android API version two, the Internet giant is introducing launching the following three new Location APIS as part of Google Services. Fused Location Provider: locations are faster to acquire, more accurate, and include new low-power mode than uses less than one percent battery fuel per hour. Geofencing: Defines virtual fences around geographic areas, triggered when entering and exiting defined zones.... read the full post.
Tags: , API-Evangelist, API-Stack, Google
nosql.mypopescu.com on 05/15/2013
Excerpt: This blog is called myNoSQL and it is written by me, Alex Popescu, a software architect with a passion for open source and communities. It records my readings, learnings, and opinions on NoSQL databases, polyglot persistence, and distributed systems -- subjects that I'm passionate about. The opinions expressed here are my own, and no other party necessarily agrees with them.... read the full post.
Tags: , API-Evangelist, API-Stack, Google, MongoDB
blog.mashery.com on 05/15/2013
Excerpt: APIs have helped the The Yellow Pages Group Canada (YPG) go from phonebooks to an online communications giant with exponential and continued growth. YPG began life as a directory publisher for Bell Canada in 1908. The company distributed ad-supported phone books across Canada, until the rise of the Internet made this business model obsolete. Recognizing the need to transition away from print publications, YPG digitized its directory and then went one step further by enlisting Mashery to help launch YellowAPI.... read the full post.
Tags: , API-Evangelist, API-Stack, Business
feedproxy.google.com on 05/15/2013
Excerpt: Our journey to ELEVATE the skills of developer and partner communities continues with our next stop, Salesforce Platform ELEVATE in Washington DC. Salesforce Platform ELEVATE, is a FREE, one-day, hands-on developer workshop designed to teach beginner and advanced developers how to build cloud applications on the Salesforce Platform. For Washington DC, we are adding a third track to help entrepreneurs looking to build their next big enterprise app for either the commercial or public sector markets. As a new developer, you’ll learn step-by-step how to quickly build a cloud app while learning the foundations of the platform in this hands-on tutorial.... read the full post.
Tags: , API-Evangelist, API-Stack, Workshops
blog.programmableweb.com on 05/15/2013
Excerpt: People love to quote those who have found a way to say it better. Be it a humorous one-liner or inspirational food for thought, it’s a quick and easy way to appreciate and share an opinion more eloquently. For web developers who may want to add a little extra for their website or application users, including cool daily quotes could be a simple option. They Said So is a quotes database that provides the They Said So API, making it possible for developers to access this functionality. The They Said So website includes an extensive database comprising more than 1 million quotes from 100 000 different authors, as well as a variety of Bible verses.... read the full post.
Tags: , API-Evangelist, API-Stack
feeds.voxeo.com on 05/15/2013
Excerpt: Historically, partnering with a new vendor is a decision made after a significant amount of consideration due to the commitment required in becoming a partner. This commitment often means switching to an entirely different product line, retraining sales and technical resources to sell, support and develop on a new platform and can sometimes mean cutting a large check to the vendor as a partnering fee. A business must be nimble enough that they can quickly shift directions to meet their customer’s changing needs. When these needs involve a solution the partner doesn’t already offer, an agile, flexible vendor is a key component to ensuring the partner can deliver exactly what the customer needs.... read the full post.
Tags: , API-Evangelist, API-Stack, Partners, Voice
www.shipwire.com on 05/15/2013
Excerpt: Documentation and sample responses with this information can be found on our tracking API documentation page (look for the “warehouse”, “delivered”, and “deliveryDate” attributes).... read the full post.
Tags: , API-Evangelist, API-Stack, shipping
blog.viralheat.com on 05/15/2013
Excerpt: Today we are excited to announce our new mobile app. We wanted bring the same great Viralheat experience to mobile; making it even easier to stay on top of you social media presence on the go. The app enables users to manage multiple Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts from users’ smartphones. Users can engage with their various social media accounts directly from their iPhone. With a simple swipe of the screen, Viralheat users can reply, retweet, favorite, comment, like, share, and email content found within their streams. Similar to the Viralheat web experience, new streams can be created directly from the app and will be visible across the web and mobile version of the tool.... read the full post.
Tags: , API-Evangelist, API-Stack, Mobile, Social Analytics
tomtunguz.com on 05/14/2013
Excerpt: How deeply do you consider the impacts of building a public API for your startup? It's no small decision: you could be enabling your disruptor. APIs are incredibly powerful tools for enabling partners, building ecosystems and engendering success among customers. For example, Salesforce's Force ecosystem, which enables developers to build products atop customer Salesforce installations, increases the value customers derive from Salesforce selling more seats and retaining customers longer. Google's Maps API enables developers to spread Google Maps, building the brand, increasing distribution and all the while improving ranking by sending back user feedback signals.... read the full post.
Tags: , , API-Evangelist, API-Stack, startup
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