Back in 2005, when ProgrammableWeb founder John Musser caught wind of the tsunami of APIs that were about to make landfall on the Internet — APIs like the ones for Google Maps and Flickr that debuted that year — he not only recognized the tipping point that was upon us, he seized the day. He founded ProgrammableWeb as the first and only destination dedicated to the community of Web developers and the API providers in their service.
Our API directory now includes 40 reviews APIs. The newest is the Open Game API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Shopzilla API. We list 27 Shopzilla mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of reviews APIs.
Foursquare co-founder launches API on self. Kaiser Permanente starts open health API. Plus: facial recognition on Google Glass banned – but developers persist, WSO2 enables federated access to APIs across multiple entities, and 9 new APIs.
The USDA has announced the release of a new farmers market API. Google gets serious about gaming with a cross-platform gaming API. Plus: the Mirror API for Glass is ‘awfully prohibited and closed’ and 9 new APIs.
At the API Academy, we make a habit of studying APIs and discussing them to get better at our craft. We usually do this in private and behind closed doors, but last month Programmable Web gave me an opportunity to write up a public review of the Box API, and I’m happy to have the opportunity to write another. This time, we will be delving into eBay’s set of APIs.
In the not too distant future unified communications will be a feature embedded in almost every new Web application, which from a developer perspective means that most end users are going to soon view most existing applications as nothing short of being antiquated.The W3C is currently working out the details of a WebRTC specification that essentially puts support for a real-time communication engine directly in the browser.
The 4sync SOAP API provides over 50 API functions like uploading and downloading files and deleting folders. The API gives access to 4sync’s cloud synching, which is acknowledged to be among the least expensive deals available, featuring 15 gigabytes of free storage.
Founded by former Yahoo and Facebook vets, Continuuity releases their Platform as a Service for big data. Read a recap of the first ever App.net Hackathon. Plus: Kii launches carrier-grade, self-service cloud for mobile app developers, improving the API developer experience and 10 new APIs.
Continuuity is Platform as a Service For Big Data
Continuuity, a startup [...]
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.
Facebook tells us about the impact that its new “App Center” is having on how users consume Apps. “Couch Commerce” is a big deal. Plus: a payments network takes on Google, Facebook makes it easier to find sample apps and 25 new APIs.