Today in APIs: 100TB Launches API, and 9 New APIs

Greg Bates, February 17th, 2014

100TBServer company 100TB launches API to manage servers. New book on API design published. Plus: GE acquires API Healthcare, Google Maps API for Android updated, and 9 new APIs.

Today in APIs: Wit Updates its Voice API, and 7 New APIs

Greg Bates, February 13th, 2014

WitVoice command company Wit updates its API. LoginRadius raises money, lowers login frustration. Richland Library’s Discovery Service API, caching Encyclopedia of Life calls, and 7 new APIs.

The Day We Fight Back: Protecting Your Digital Data Rights

Mark Boyd, February 12th, 2014

Yesterday marked the tech industry’s advocacy action, The Day We Fight Back. This campaign is aimed at raising awareness of the National Security Agency’s (NSA’s) mass surveillance program which is collecting content and metadata from e-mails, chats and social networks; harvesting contact lists; and gathering billions of records each day on cellphone locations, according to The Washington Post.

40 Identity APIs: Animetrics, Instantor and Qwerly

Matthew Scott, January 2nd, 2014

Google OpenIDOur API directory now includes 40 identity APIs. The newest is the Instantor API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google OpenID API. We list 10 Google OpenID mashups.

The Top Ten Mistakes Of Running Hackathons

David Berlind, November 13th, 2013

Do you know what it means to be “brogrammer?” Can you tell the difference between a real hackathon prize and a lame attempt to patronize developers? Meet Brandon Wirtz who recently participated at some hackathons and has some constructive feedback for the people who organize them.

When Does Having an API Product Mean You Have a Solid Business Model? The WebKnox Example

Mark Boyd, October 14th, 2013

If you have created a powerful API-as-product, do you automatically have a business model you can monetize? German startup Webknox aims to answer this question and is worth following to see how they turn a powerful data product into an investable commodity. ProgrammableWeb caught up with Dr David Urbansky at the recent API World conference to talk about the very early days of this new API enterprise and to discuss the road to success that may lay ahead.

You Tracker Image Resizer API Offers Programmatic Ability to Resize Images

Eric Carter, October 9th, 2013

You Tracker Image offers a free web service that allows websites to resize images to a specified height and width. Programmatic access to the service comes through the You Tracker Image Resizer API. The service allows users to preserve image quality percentage, aspect ratio, and can prevent enlargement. The API eliminates the need to manually resize images and users need not wait for images to load.

VigLink APIs: Monetizing Links is Just the First Step in Using Clickstream Data

Mark Boyd, September 17th, 2013

VigLink CatalogVigLink is an ecommerce tech company helping monetize links and referrals from a publisher’s websites, social media platforms and mobile apps. VigLink’s API products are helping the company appeal to a wider audience of tech-savvy ecommerce businesses who are looking to integrate VigLink’s services directly into their online shopfronts and blogs.

Emerging Themes in API Design and Management: A Summary from Industry Events

Mark Boyd, September 3rd, 2013

Recent and upcoming API events reveal current themes in API design and management. The wider API developer community continues to strengthen, as does the recognition of the power of APIs in business and government. New events are also sparking developer communities based on geography or interest to crop up across the United States and around the globe.

Pedalling the Connection: Data, Devices and APIs in Le Tour de France

Guest Author, August 7th, 2013

198 riders from 22 teams set off on June 29th, 2013 to race in the 100th anniversary of LeTour de France — an annual multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France. Today, professional cycling is arguably the most technology addicted of all sports, with cyclists frequently using  technology to achieve improved performance. Similar to other sectors, API Management is now at the heart of the latest technology advances in this field.

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