A thread on Hacker News has erupted, with developers claiming that the whole thing was a sham.
Google is building a Chrome-based development environment, code-named Spark. The IDE would function as a Chrome app on a Chromebook and would enable developers to build apps for Chrome faster and easier than they can currently.
This morning, Distimo launched the first free and open API for app store data from almost every single app store that matters on the planet.
Lob has built an API that powers printing and mailing, to make it easier for organizations of all sizes to set up enterprise-scale printing infrastructure. This Y Combinator backed company is already profitable, and has raised a hefty $2.4 million seed round.
The company develops APIs for custom analytics. Today it announced locking up $2.35 million in financing to cement its foothold in current verticals, which includes ad tech, gaming, and the Internet of Things, and go after other verticals.
WePay isn’t interested in individual campaigns anymore. The company’s primary focus now is providing services to other crowdfunding sites through its API.
Editor’s Pick One-in-three of America’s doctors are on Doximity, and that reach is only getting bigger. Now this “Facebook-for-doctors” has released an API and announced more than 50 developer partners.
Plaid has raised $2.8 million to continue building its modern API for banking data.
Onstage at CloudBeat, Paypal’s senior engineers discussed in-depth how they ripped out existing infrastructure, and replaced it with a modern alternative.
In other words, we’re seeing the emergence of the Samsung platform.
Singly’s all-star team has been quitely brewing up a batch of technological voodoo. And Appcelerator is just the team to take it to market.
Finally, Path is adding more companies access to its application programming interface (API) — that means you’re going to be able to pull in updates about your life from WordPress, Viddy, the Bible, and more.
Editor’s Pick Once Venice was the capital of global glass-making. Now, wearable computing pioneer and GlassUp CEO Francesco Giartosio is hoping that lightning will strike twice.
Google, however, is not, and has already asked the company to change the name.
Essentially, it’s an iCloud for everything: Android, iOS, web, desktop apps, smart TV apps … you name it.
Twitter’s first five Ads API partners were dominated by hardcore digital advertisers. Its newest five API partners are dominated by hardcore enterprise-focused social media marketing firms.
If I can paraphrase a popular Alicia Keys song, this woman is on fire. Marissa Mayer is clearly moving Yahoo back into the center of the Silicon Valley tech conversation.
Who needs SQL? In fact, who needs databases?
In the Peanut Gallery, you get to add intertitles to old black-and-white movies (the ones before any speech support, never mind the web). And you do it, of course, simply by talking to Chrome.
Guest Post Companies should strongly consider using both together to deliver “Big Data” infrastructures.
Pebble, the smartwatch that has gotten a lot of hype from its Kickstarter campaign, will release a software developer kit so developers everywhere can create “watch faces” for the device.
Guest Post Knowing where to start can be the biggest challenge. What services should my API offer? Can it generate revenue? What will motivate developers to use my API? Read on for best practices from the giants.
Guest Post Folks, Twitter marketing just got serious.
Your app is wonderful, amazing, and awesome, and it’s one in a million. Literally.
With tracking capabilities like these, the new SDK is almost starting to impinge on dedicated app analytics solutions like App Annie and Flurry, but of course in a purely Facebook-focused manner.
Advertising on Twitter just got easier, and Twitter just took a giant leap to making more money.
Google Developers posted pictures today of its super-secret, ultra-confidential, if-you-tell-anyone-about-it-we’ll-kill-you Google Glass Foundry event, where developers got to touch, wear, develop for, and maybe even fondle the hottest Google hardware product ever not yet released.
Editor’s Pick Half a year ago, serial entrepreneur had a crazy idea: build a social network that people actually paid for. Now with App.net three times bigger than his goal, he looks back — and ahead — at what the service is, and will become.
Crowdtilt releases a “Wordpress for crowdfunding” site that enables anyone to easily enable raise money on their site.
The new API will help developers build a share-to-Cheezburger button in content creation apps … and help Cheezburger publish more silly cat pictures to a wider audience.
Facebook chat, notifications, and updates that follow you everywhere you go on the web, right in your web browser, is a cool idea. What’s even cooler is how Mozilla and Facebook actually built it.
But it’s not the written rules that are the problem. It’s the unwritten ones.
Wired editor Ryan Singel founds Contextly to make help digital journalists add more context to their stories.
Editor’s Pick Want to cut out sugar or add super-foods to your diet? Now app developers can help. Data curators Factual just added ingredient lists for over 350,000 of the most popular consumer packaged goods (CPGs) and nutrition parameters for over 150,000 of them to its Global Products API.
Finally, some APIs you can get with. Get it? Get as in a get call? Dev puns are total knee-slappers.
Tomorrow, the Paris-based company that built MasterCard’s PayPass API and counts McDonalds and Reeboks as its mobile commerce clients will release the Airtag Kit: a full collection of everything developers need to start building mobile payment apps.
Shopsavvy is about to get a lot more useful for Best Buy shoppers.
Jiujitsu is the art of using your opponent’s strengths against them. Apple may be applying precisely that strategy against Google in the middle of its seeming Maps debacle.
Twitter might be considering a replacement metric for follower count that more accurately measures how influential users are.
Here’s an API launch that won’t leave you yawning: 23andme is opening up its treasure trove of genetics data to third-party developers.