Today in APIs: CoinPlanter Wins CoinBase API Contest, and 9 New APIs

Greg Bates, March 31st, 2014

CoinbaseCoinPlanter wins Coinbase API contest. Why launch an API-focused startup. Plus: Amazon, Microsoft & the birth of cloud startups, Backupify expands coverage across the enterprise, and 9 new APIs.


Backupify Developer Platform Now Open to SaaS Providers and Developers

Janet Wagner, October 18th, 2013

BackupifyBackupify, a leading backup provider for cloud application data, has announced that the company has opened the Backupify Developer Platform and API to SaaS application providers and developers. Earlier this year, ProgrammableWeb reported that Backupify had launched a private beta version of the program with five initial partners (Apptivo, Mavenlink, Nimble, Freshdesk, and Pipeline Deals).


Today in APIs: Backupify’s Cloud-to-Cloud API, Google to Add Native Messaging API, and 5 New APIs

Greg Bates, October 17th, 2013

BackupifySaaS developers get access to Backupify’s cloud-to-cloud API. Google’s solution to the end of the Netscape NPAPI plug-in, a new native messaging API, is due in January. Plus: 7 steps to the perfect API, and 5 new APIs.


55 New APIs: Backupify, Codebase and Tinypass

Kevin Sundstrom, February 10th, 2013

This week we had 55 new APIs added to our API directory including a health care insurance directory service, a u.s. international tourist service, an anarchy online tradeskills recipe bot, a real-time automatic packet reporting system database, a home automation and remote device monitoring/control service, a saas backup and recovery service, a remote hvac control service and a health data graphing service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.


API Spotlight: O*net, Refill, and the ParkMe API

Matthew Scott, February 8th, 2013

ParkMeOf the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those ten, which included the ParkMe API. ParkMe utilizes heat mapping to help users find empty parking spots in busy cities. For cold/blue heat signatures mean less activity where as red/hot means more activity. Depending on the area, these colors could mean open or taken spots. The ParkMe API simply allows developers to integrate the ParkMe functionality with their applications.


Today in APIs: New Event Discovery App, Urban Airship Lands $25M, and 7 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom, February 6th, 2013

Instagram’s data is used in a new way by event discovery app “Now”. Urban Airship lands backing to the tune of $25 Million. Plus: Facebook’s solution to upcoming breaking changes may be broken, the Goldilocks Question and your API analytics, and 7 new APIs.


Backupify Launches Developer Platform Providing Data Protection and Security to SaaS Apps

Janet Wagner, February 5th, 2013

BackupifyBackupify, a leading backup and recovery solutions provider for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, has just announced the launch of the Backupify Developer Program which includes a suite of APIs that allow SaaS application developers to integrate data backup and restore capabilities into their applications.


Google’s Gmail is Now an App Platform

Matthew Casperson, April 1st, 2010

Gmail OAuthAdditional third party integration with Gmail has been possible (you only have to look at all the contact import features from sites like Facebook), but these have either been clunky manual procedures that involve exporting contacts to a CVS file, or they require you to supply your email password. Neither option is all that attractive. Now there is an alternative. Google have recently added the ability to access the IMAP/SMTP features of particular Gmail account using OAuth.


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