Today in APIs: Microsoft Launches Guardian

Eric Carter, December 27th, 2013

Microsoft India has released a women’s safety app: Guardian. Plus: SnapChat’s API was hacked.

43 Metadata APIs: Fluidinfo, Ontos and Associated Press Metadata

Matthew Scott, December 10th, 2013

CalaisOur API directory now includes 43 metadata APIs. The newest is the OpenStreetMap Taginfo API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Calais API. We list 17 Calais mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of metadata APIs.

70 Development APIs: Algolia, iKnode and Temboo

Matthew Scott, November 13th, 2013

HerokuOur API directory now includes 70 development APIs. The newest is the Bynd API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Heroku API. We list 18 Heroku mashups .

At Long Last, Buffer Lets You Schedule Posts to Your Google+ Page

Amy Castor, August 22nd, 2013

For a couple of years at least, Buffer fans have been clamoring for the social media service to integrate with Google+. Why can’t we schedule posts to our Google+ Pages?, they asked. The answer was because Google had not released a Google+ write API yet.

Today in APIs: Buffer Enables Scheduled Posting to Google+, Facebook Updates Android SDK, and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, August 20th, 2013

Google PlusBuffer creates scheduled posting via Google+’s new API. Facebook updates its Android SDK, catches up with its iOS SDK. Plus: SOA and API management markets may be merging, the two syllables barred from app titles on Instagram are “Insta” and “gram”, and 10 new APIs.

The Growing Trend of Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)

Janet Wagner, July 17th, 2013

ProgrammableWebThere is a category of vendors on the rise in the API space; Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). The term is fairly new and there is some debate as to the definition and features of vendors that would be classified in the iPaaS category. This post is an overview of iPaaS and features several vendors that offer iPaaS solutions.

API Jobs from Stormpath, Xero and Klout

John Sheehan, March 15th, 2013

API Jobs APIs open up a lot of unique opportunities that require engineers with diverse skill sets. You can see this in both the engineering and evangelism roles below from Stormpath, Xero and Klout. Being a polyglot is as important as ever, especially when the technology you’re building by definition can work with everything else.

Today In APIs: Developer Payout, LevelUp API and 10 New APIs

Romin Irani, March 1st, 2013

App.netSocial Network increases monthly payout to developers by 50%. Mobile Payment Startup LevelUp to release their first API next week. Plus: announces a free API and 10 new APIs.

API Jobs from CARDFREE, MediaMath, FullContact and IFTTT

John Sheehan, March 1st, 2013

API Jobs There are two sides to the API equation: production and consumption. This week’s API job openings are focused on the consumption side which presents a unique set of challenges as an application becomes more distributed.

Today in APIs: Flowdock Acquired by Rally, Google App Engine Research Projects, and 12 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom, February 13th, 2013

FlowdockFlowdock will continue as an independent service despite acquisition by Rally. Google Highlights App Engine award winners. Plus: Dropbox highlights new Chooser integrations, Twilio upgrades iOS and Android client libraries, and 12 new APIs.

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