Archive for March, 2011

Mobile the next Mashup Mashup Frontier?

In my most recent post over at SearchSOA (Mashups and mobile: A match that makes sense) I wrote a little bit about how mashup technology can be used to migrate existing web and desktop apps onto a mobile platform.

Part of the inspiration for that article came from my own mobile-mashup experiment. I’m in the middle of writing an iPhone app which exposes a neat mashup I wrote. So I’ve been busy tinkering away on my new Mac, the first computing device from Apple that I’ve purchased in more than 20 years.

By the way, if you want to get up-and-running on iOS or Android devices quickly, I strongly recommend you take a look at Appcelerator’s Titanium framework.

Another product I came across while deciding what technology to use to build out my idea was something new called Moofwd. What is it? Well, according to their web site, it’s a mashup development environment and a rich-client platform that  supports Blackberry, Android, iPhone, WindowsPhone 7 & Java devices.

They dont seem nearly as mature as Titanium (which is not specifically targeting mashups but nonetheless comes with some examples out-of-the-box) but I have reached out to them to learn more about their offering. After spending a couple of posts on the failure of mashup companies, it’s good to see some fresh blood trying to carve out a niche for themselves.

I’ll take a closer look at both products in the future and share some more of my experience building my first iPhone mashup as well as the infrastructure I had to put in place behind it.

  • Crowdfunder
    Crowdfunder is a UK based platform where people can crowdsource funding for unique projects. Crowdfunder projects typically involve social endeavors related to community, charity, environment, art, music, publishing, film, and theatre. Currently in an open beta, HTTP GET calls to the Crowdfunder API can be made to request JSON lists of all current campaigns […]
  • bx.in.th
    bx.in.th is a Thailand-based Bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange platform operated by Bitcoin Exchange Thailand (Bitcoin Co. Ltd.). Their API accessibility is divided into Public and Private. The bx.in.th Public API allows anyone to view market data from the exchange, including rates, orderbook, currency pairing for comparison, high and low trades, average B […]
  • VIDAL Group
    VIDAL Group is a French healthcare informatics group specializing in databasing and distributing healthcare data, pharmaceutical information, treatment specifications, and scientific publications for patients and healthcare practitioners in the European continent and worldwide. VIDAL Group also supports a medical software application under the same name. VID […]
  • Company Check
    The Company Check API provides direct access to a wealth of information on companies and directors. The API platform is useful to developers to incorporate company, director, financial, credit data, and many more data fields into software and business apps. By applying for the API Key, developers can choose between different levels of account plans. Date Upd […]
  • GlobalNLP
    Via RESTful connectivity, GlobalNLP handles a wide variety of natural language processing. Currently, the API supports many NLP processes including: stemming, morphological synthesis, word sense disambiguation, entity extraction, and automatic translation. A full list of supported processes is listed in the documentation along with code samples in JavaScript […]
  • Bitcoin.de
    Bitcoind.de is a Germany-based BitCoin exchange service. The Bitcoin.de API allows users with an API key to obtain summaries of recently completed BitCoin trades. The API can be used to access current bids and offers, as well as the current average BitCoin asking price. All requests are made with JSON formatted requests to an HTTP endpoint. The API can retur […]
  • LakeBTC
    LakeBTC is a Chinese based BitCoin exchange service. Using their REST API, developers can make requests to the Market Data ticker to receive information on the last price, best bid, best ask, 24-hour high and 24-hour low prices in New York and the United States. Calls to the API may also be made to return information from the 'Orderbook,' and […]
  • Coinzone
    Based in Amsterdam, Coinzone enables European online retailers and eCommerce providers to accept digital currencies such as Bitcoin instead of traditional payment methods. Using the Coinzone REST API, secure calls can be made to authenticate, initiate transactions, retrieve transaction details, and process refunds. Authentication requires a client-code, time […]
  • Bitso
    Bitso is a Latin American BitCoin exchange service. The Bitso API allows developers to interface with the Bitso platform from 3rd party applications or websites. The publicly accessible Bitso trading API can be called to return data on average BitCoin prices, daily low and highs, trade volume, and additional data using the Peso as a referent. Calls can expos […]
  • BTC Markets
    BTC Markets is an Australian based BitCoin and cryptocurrency exchange. Using BTC Markets, users can buy, trade, and sell their digital currency all through their bank account credentials. BTC Markets hosts an API to help developers create trading and payment mobile app solutions. The BTC Markets REST API accepts JSON formatted GET requests to the HTTP endpo […]