What the Avocado API Can Teach Developers About Scalability and Innovation

Guest Author, August 19th, 2013

AvocadoEvery day, tens of thousands of API calls result in a virtual hug or kiss sent through Avocado, the multi-platform couples app. For messages and other media, it’s dozens of times more, resulting in millions of calls a day to the Avocado API… and growing. So far: No major service disruptions, no server explosions, and hardly any pulling of hair out from our heads.

100 New APIs: Google Commerce Search, Intel and Human.io

Wendell Santos, August 19th, 2012
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This week we had 100 new APIs added to our API directory including a geographic mapping features service, online store and e-commerce product search service, mobile games discovery and marketing service, micro-Apps for Android and iOS and phone conversation management app. In addition we covered an API that helps users stay safe, how to simplify visual communication with Lucidchart, and the Avocado couples app. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

69 New APIs: Yfrog, TinyGrab and Intigi

Wendell Santos, August 12th, 2012

This week we had 69 new APIs added to our API directory including a targeted online content distribution service, interview scheduling and conducting platform, mobile SMS messaging platform, social screenshot sharing and a photo sharing and social networking platform. In addition we covered ImageShack’s Yfrog Social taking on the big guns of the social networking space. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Today in APIs: Entrepreneurs Get Creative With Instagram, New M2M Developer Community, Buddycloud Calls Out Twitter and 22 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom, August 10th, 2012

InstagramThe Instagram API proves to be a useful tool for startups. Deutsche Telekom is making it easier for developers to stay connected and create together. Buddycloud has some big things to say about where Twitter might be headed. Plus: Access Google APIs with Dart, Open Hack India 2012 and 22 new APIs.

Avocado Best Served As Guacamole: An API For Couples Apps

Candice McMillan, August 10th, 2012

AvocadoImagine having a dedicated app designed specifically for you and your partner. Upload images, create to-do lists, cross items off the list, send private messages and more. Well, now it’s a reality; there’s a new-ish kid on the block and it calls itself the couple app. Avocado is one of the most recent in the line of couple apps, developed by ex-Google employees, Chris Wetherell and Jenna Bilotta. With the Avocado API developers will get a chance to see what they can create.

Today In APIs: Facebook SDK 3.0 for iOS, AWS powers NASA Content, API Job Specializations and 17 New APIs

Romin Irani, August 8th, 2012

Amazon EC2New Facebook iOS SDK provides native UI controls. AWS powers Curiosity Rover landing video telecast. API Job requirements get specific. Plus: a report on Business value of APIs, LinkedIn unloads upgraded API to expand sharing power and 17 New APIs.

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