Today in APIs: 3scale StartupBus API Contest Winners, and 7 New APIs

Greg Bates, March 6th, 2014

3scale Service Management3scale StartupBus API contest winners announced. Zapier creates an App a day–for a month! Plus: Digital banking API deployment models, Payfirma unveils universal payment API, and 7 new APIs.


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.


The Growing Trend of Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)

Janet Wagner, July 17th, 2013

ProgrammableWebThere is a category of vendors on the rise in the API space; Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). The term is fairly new and there is some debate as to the definition and features of vendors that would be classified in the iPaaS category. This post is an overview of iPaaS and features several vendors that offer iPaaS solutions.


Open APIs Have Become an Essential Piece to the Startup Model

Guest Author, April 16th, 2012

Startups need to build quickly and iterate quicker.  That means not re-inventing the wheel — whenever possible.  Just 5 years ago, people were asking why would you use an API? This has quickly turned to why wouldn’t you!  Since March 2007 there are 14 times as many APIs listed on the ProgrammableWeb site.  And the growth rate is accelerating. API listings on ProgrammableWeb have exploded this year so far, doubling the same period last year, and about four times the same period in 2010 (see chart below).


26 APIs Used in 7 Days: Pinterest, iTunes and Vimeo

Wendell Santos, April 7th, 2012

This past week 13 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 26 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Airbrake , Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon SNS, iSpeech Automated Speech Recognition, iTunes & App Store Search, MongoLab, New Relic, Pinterest and Planning Center. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, HotelsCombined and Seatwave. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Database (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Tools (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Social (3 APIs, 4 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Today in APIs: Foursquare Maps, Topsy in Russia and 21 New APIs

Adam DuVander, February 29th, 2012

foursquareFoursquare has embraced the open maps movement. Russia’s biggest search engine integrates with the Topsy API. Plus: Disqus comments available in Gnip, Microsoft launches its own Webmaster Tools API and 21 new APIs.


23 APIs Used in 7 Days: YouTube, Google Fusion Tables and Twitter

Adam DuVander, April 23rd, 2011

This past week 10 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 23 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include BookMooch, EEA Discomap, Fitbit, Google Fusion Tables, Hunch, InfoChimps Twitter, ISBN db and LibraryThing. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, InfoChimps Twitter and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (4 APIs, 7 mashups), Reference (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Other (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Disqus API, Features Can Out-Open Facebook Comments

Adam DuVander, March 2nd, 2011

FacebookWith the recent unveiling of Facebook comments, many have questioned the future of Disqus, the previous comment widget darling. There are some advantages to each, but something Disqus definitely has going for it is its
Disqus API, as well as other features like email moderation.


55 APIs Used in 7 Days: Amazon, eBay, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Yelp and YouTube

Adam DuVander, November 13th, 2010

This past week 17 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 55 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AlchemyAPI Keyword and Term Extraction , Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon Marketplace Web Service, BatchBook, CitySourced, Dailyplaces, Factual, Google Maps Elevation, Google Places, SEOmoz, Walk Score, WhitePages.com, Yellow Canada and Zappos. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Earth and Google Maps. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (8 APIs, 14 mashups), Shopping (7 APIs, 8 mashups) and Social (6 APIs, 9 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Twitter Goes Anywhere With New API

Adam DuVander, April 19th, 2010

TwitterLast month Twitter CEO Evan Williams announced Twitter Anywhere, but it wasn’t exactly clear what it was. Now the microblogging platform, which looks pretty busy with all its announcements centered around its developer conference, is sharing more details about the API that is part display widget and part external login, all controlled via JavaScript.


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