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