Twitter Engagement Part 1: Moving Beyond Bulk Following

Guest Author, November 18th, 2013

TwitterSuccessful Twitter engagement is generally measured with the simple goal of gaining a high follower count, but true engagement doesn’t end with a follow-back—that is just the beginning. What you really need for success on Twitter is an ongoing conversation with like-minded individuals, folks who will provide informed feedback on your tweets, introduce you to their friends on Twitter who share your opinions and help spread your messages. This series of articles on engagement programming will show you how to use Twitter API 1.1 to move from simply following to truly engaging on Twitter.


StarHub Launches SmartFoundry Platform and Communications API

Janet Wagner, November 8th, 2013

StarHubStarHub, a leading info-communications provider based in Singapore, has launched SmartFoundry, a new API platform that allows developers to rapidly build applications and integrations that include StarHub voice call and SMS functionality.


64 Bookmarks APIs: Blogmarks, Digg and Scribble

Matthew Scott, November 6th, 2013

del.icio.usOur API directory now includes 64 bookmarks APIs. The newest is the Thinkery API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the del.icio.us API. We list 161 del.icio.us mashups .


How to Choose the Right Business Model to Win in the API Economy

Wendell Santos, October 26th, 2013

The afternoon sessions at the API Strategy and Practice conference included one focused on business models in an API centric world. The session featured talks on the Evolution of API Business Models, Market Driven API Business Models and Lessons learned from $0 to $1M API Revenue. One talk that caught my ear was by 3scale CMO Guillaume Balas discussing how to select the right business model.


GreatNonprofits to Launch Bi-Directional API for Access to Charity and Nonprofit Reviews

Eric Carter, October 15th, 2013

GreatNonprofits; leading developer of tools that allow people to find, review, and share information about charities and nonprofits; has announced that it will launch a bi-directional API. The API will allow information to flow two directions. Reviewers can submit reviews via the API and third party applications can include reviews within content. Craiglist founder, Craig Newmark, recently invested in GreatNonprofits in hopes that it would become the Yelp of nonprofits.


Today in APIs: Alternatives to Google’s Shopping API, Qubit’s Behavioral API, and 18 New APIs

Greg Bates, September 16th, 2013

Google Shopping SearchGoogle’s shopping API is being shuttered, what are the alternatives? Qubit’s API makes integration of ecommerce business intelligence easier. Plus: API best practices and advice, why analytics are important, and 18 new APIs.


43 New APIs: StubHub, AppURL and Miniflux

Wendell Santos, August 11th, 2013

This week we had 43 new APIs added to our API directory including a service to connect applications to HTTP URLs, online marketplace for event tickets, RSS feed reading service, application monetization platform and human body 3D imaging service. We also covered an API to help with the recruiting process as well as a bug reporting service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.


API Spotlight:MoPub, FlixFit, and Illiri APIs

Matthew Scott, August 10th, 2013

App55Of the many APIs we published this week, eight were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those eight, which included the app55 API. The app55 API is a UK-based payment service provider that offers developers a simple, secure payment method. The most unique feature of the API is its PCI outsourcing, allowing for third parties to better handle the security. To learn more about the app55 API visit the app55 site as well as the app55 API blog post.


BugDigger API Removes the Human Element from Bug Reporting

Eric Carter, August 8th, 2013

BugDiggerBugDigger, a BugsIO bug reporting tool, offers the BugDigger API that can integrate with bug tracking and reporting systems. BugDigger removes the manual, human element from bug reporting and leverages its technology to automatically capture the needed data to accurately report bugs in a given environment. BugDigger aims to take the human error and labor out of bug reporting which enables software developers to rely on accurate reports and fixes instead of uncovering errors in bug reports.


Today in APIs: LinkedIn Announces Advertising API, App Annie Launches Game Analytics API, and 8 New APIs

Eric Carter, August 2nd, 2013

On its quarterly earnings call, LinkedIn CEO (Jeff Weiner) announced the company will soon offer an advertising API so companies can seamlessly buy media spots on the social platform. App Annie’s new API allows developers to pull game sales information. Plus: Hoosuite raises $165 million, Kofax acquires Kapow, and 8 new APIs.


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