Of the many APIs we published this week, nine were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those nine, which included the Positionly API. Positionly is a web analytics platform designed to help website owners see where their site traffic is coming from. The Positionly API gives developers access to SEO tracking tools, productivity of methods, reports, updates and etc. To learn more about how the API can be integrated into sites and applications, visit the Positionly site as well as the Positionly API blog post.
Ebook Glue creates simple publishing tools that ease the process of readying content for electronic reading devices. Its flagship product, the Ebook Glue API, constitutes a straightforward tool that converts content to an ebook that its easily read on an ereader (iPad, Kindle, Nook, iPhone, Android device, etc.). As long as the content can be sent over HTTP, Ebook Glue can convert content to an ebook.
The API landscape has changed a lot since ProgrammableWeb was founded in 2005. While developers are still mashing together services for fun, APIs are also driving real business. Being a voice for this transformation is an exciting privilege. We’re thrilled to continue and expand this role in the community, now as part of MuleSoft.
Plagiarism is a hot topic. The (ex) German Education Minister did it. George Harrison (yes, that one) did it. Jonah Lehrer, formerly of The New Yorker, did it (and got paid $20,000 for confessing!). As Pablo Picasso put it, “Good artists copy, great artists steal,” but so do lots of other people.
Here is an interview with Karthik Ram, who has co-created the rOpenSci project, which helps make REST APIs consumable by the R language. Developers can take note of this – R is one of the widely used statistical languages in the world, and has many GUIs for making advanced data mining easily available.
Of the many APIs we published this week, eleven were highlighted on the blog by our team of bloggers. In this post, we will launch those eleven into the spotlight, which include the TitanTV API. TitanTV is an online TV guide service that provides accurate over-the-air and satellite TV line-ups for a user’s specific area, utilizing geo-location technology. The TitanTV API allows users to access information on these line-ups as well as retrieve recording schedule entries. To learn more about the TitanTV APi visit the TitanTV site as well as the TitanTV API blog post.
NPR gets serious about teaching developers to use its API. Blogger added to HootSuite’s app directory. Plus: GSA rolls out new metrics and API for social media, Adland on Twitter Ads API, and 11 new APIs.
I thought the social network space was filled up by the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, kind of like how online bookstores have been dominated by companies led by Amazon. Sure, there are new social network competitors, but we grok the beast. But just when LinkedIn seemed to define the boundaries of social networking, Instagram comes out of nowhere and suddenly we understand less than we thought. Far from set in its ways, of social networking is being rocked by waves of game changers. In an article in Fortune, HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes serves up 7 contenders to watch in 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.
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.