Open Data Now: Hottest Contenders for 2014

Mark Boyd, January 1st, 2014

A book about open data, to be released in January—and the launch of a pilot website showcasing open data businesses—both forecast a big year for open data in 2014, and highlight the importance of APIs in powering this new wave of innovation. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Joel Gurin, author of Open Data Now, and reviewed some of the businesses that make up the preliminary Open Data 500 list.

API Spotlight: Social Media Curation Snip.It, Captricity, and Clean Power Estimation.

Matthew Scott, November 9th, 2012

CIPF RENATOOf the many APIs we published this week, eighteen were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those eighteen, which included the CIPF RENATO API.

Captricity Releases Public API

Eric Carter, November 6th, 2012

CaptricityCaptricity, dedicated to transforming data trapped on paper into digital form, announced the public release of its API. Originally, customers accessed Captricity’s technology via a web portal. In August, Captricity launched a beta API. Over the past few months, Captricity enhanced its API under the Code for America Accelerator program (one of seven startups to qualify for the honor). Captricity announced the API’s public availability at Code for America’s Demo Day.

Today in APIs: Betable Ups the Ante in Real-Money Gaming, Google App Engine Used to Teach Over 57,000 Students and 5 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom, October 31st, 2012

BetableBetable announced a partnership with Slingo, Digital Chocolate and Murka. The founder of Reddit uses the Google App Engine to teach web development to thousands. Plus: Social shopping network BeauCoo will launch API in 2013, coding a Vimeo API instant search app with jQuery and 5 new APIs.

43 Documents APIs: Drawloop, Issuu Search and Docstoc

Wendell Santos, October 24th, 2012

DrawloopOur API directory now includes 43 documents APIs. The newest is the API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Drawloop API. We list 2 Drawloop mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of documents APIs.

Digitize The Paperwork With Captricity API

Candice McMillan, August 7th, 2012

CaptricityWading through reams of paperwork to gather data is no-one’s cup of tea. Even in this day and age, not everything is achieved with the click of a mouse, and unfortunately, there are still many who have to sort through information gathered from hand written surveys, census forms and the like.

99 New APIs: Amazon, StayClassy, Singly and Cheddar

Wendell Santos, August 5th, 2012

This week we had 99 new APIs added to our API directory including a domain name resolution service, personal data platform, not-for-profit fundraising support service, text-based task management platform and a blog search service. We also covered Urbanesia opening up their location data with their API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Today in APIs: Chrome 21 Webcam API, mBLAST Academic Community Support and 26 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom, August 1st, 2012

mBLAST mPACTGoogle releases Chrome 21 and it includes GetUserMedia API support. mBLAST has added a PhD extension to it’s popular mPACT API. Plus: Will google aquire Adaptly?, Transfluent releases mobile apps language translation service, BigArtMob has grand urban street art mapping plans and 26 new APIs.

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