Developer Programs and APIs in the News – Volume 1, Number 7

In today’s interconnected world, companies in all industries need to publish APIs and cultivate a developer community to access and use them. To be competitive today, attracting and supporting developers is essential. The key to cultivating a vibrant developer community that uses your APIs and supports your platform is a good developer relations program. “Developer Programs and APIs in the News” is a series of news items from developer programs around the world.

Developer Programs and APIs in the News

SAP – November 9 – SAP Enables Fast and Efficient Development with New IoT Application Services – “SAP IoT Application Enablement provides Big Data management and services consumption without the need for managing the underlying data storage. It allows users to create an enhanced virtual representation of a product, service or process, combining sensor data, business data and contextual data.”
Google – November 9 – Introducing the Google Slides API – “we’re happy to announce that the Slides API v1 is now generally available and represents the first time that developers have ever been able to programmatically access Slides! The Slides API breaks new ground, changing the way that presentations are created.”
Facebook – November 8 – Delivering real-time AI in the palm of your hand – Lightweight and Fast, Developer Friendly. “As video becomes an even more popular way for people to communicate, we want to give everyone state-of-the art creative tools to help you express yourself.”
Blippar – November 7 – Blippar Opens up its Proprietary Tech to Democratize the Power of Augmented Reality and Computer Vision – “Providing public access to a self-service suite that includes its best-in-class augmented reality and computer vision capabilities. Alongside the release of Blippbuilder, Blippar is enabling access to its computer vision technology via the new Computer Vision API. Computer vision, a key capability Blippar uses to identify images and objects within its visual discovery browser”
DroneDeploy – November 4 – Introducing the DroneDeploy App Market – “Launching with 15 partners and unleashing the power of aerial data with integrations to Autodesk, Box, John Deere and more. Today, we’re thrilled to announce our brand new App Market, the next step in our mission to make aerial data accessible and productive.”
DreamFactory – November 3 – Tutorial: Using MQTT for IoT communication with DreamFactory and Raspberry Pi devices – “Last week we announced the DreamFactory integration of MQTT communication for IoT applications. It’s a powerful new addition to the capabilities of our robust REST API platform. For this demo we’re going to use DreamFactory as an MQTT broker for two Raspberry Pi computers acting as publisher and subscriber.”
Urban Airship – November 2 – Urban Airship Expands its Mobile Platform to Transform Customer Communications – “Urban Airship today unveiled next-generation platform services—Open Channels and Open Profiles—to deliver individualized messaging to any platform, device or marketing channel and use real-time customer data from any system. The first actualization of Urban Airship’s open channels approach is third-party support for Apple News notifications. ”
HealthTap – November 2 – HealthTap Unveils “HealthTap Cloud™ – “HealthTap Cloud™ is powered by HOPES™, the world’s first Health Operating System, which connects the entire continuum of care to each person’s unique Personal Health Record (PHR). Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and Software Development Kits (SDKs) that help developers build highly personalized web, iOS, and Android apps are available with HealthTap Cloud™.”
Intel – November 2- Intel Security Outlines Strategy for Protecting New Digital Economy – “Intel Security announced an enhanced unified defense architecture designed to empower organizations to more effectively protect today’s new digital economy of trust, time and money. Through an open source strategy and the beta release of a new software development kit (SDK) for McAfee DXL, ‘white hats’ (both organizations and technology providers) will gain the ability to attach to a shared real-time communication fabric and exchange security intelligence as well as orchestrate actions for the shortest possible execution of the threat defense lifecycle.”
Wowza Media Systems – November 1 – GoCoder SDK App Challenge: Announcing the Winners! – “We’re excited to share the winners of the GoCoder SDK live mobile streaming app contest! Live streaming is becoming a part of everyday activities like shopping for clothes, watching the news, playing games, and connecting with other people, and that’s inspiring tons of new apps based on live streaming.”
VISA – November 1 – Collaboration with Open APIs – “In the fast paced world of innovation some say it is now easier than ever to become irrelevant. How do we use open APIs to stay in the game and to build the next generation of products and services for the financial services industry?”

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David Intersimone “David I”
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Evans Data Corporation
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