How Ad & PR Agencies Are Getting On Board with APIs

Mark Boyd, December 23rd, 2013

This year has seen an increasing number of creative agencies incorporating APIs into the way they work. Sure, PR and digital creatives are using APIs in their monitoring and analytics to measure reach and impact of their efforts, but increasingly, they are using APIs to funnel realtime data into the very fabric of their campaigns and to ramp up audience engagement around a brand’s story. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Arvid Dyfverman from the award-winning Swedish PR agency, Deportivo, about how APIs are at the very center of their creative campaigns.


46 New APIs: Runscope, The Washington Post and Call Loop

Wendell Santos, August 4th, 2013

This week we had 46 new APIs added to our API directory including a personalization and content engine, US health insurance plans and information service, API support tools, SMS messaging and voice broadcasting, mobile operations management service. In addition we covered an API for targeted video campaigns. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.


Today in APIs: Mailgun Email Validation API, Cloudmade’s Authorization API, and 12 New APIs

Greg Bates, July 29th, 2013

MailgunMailgun launches new API to verify emails in webforms. Cloudmade’s API launched for clients to securely authorize against CloudMade’s servers. Plus: Beer mapping, the most profane API ever, and 12 new APIs.

Mailgun’s Guardpost API Makes Email Validation Easier

The Mailgun API, called “Guardpost,” validates emails typed into forms by users. A Mailgun account is required to use the service, but use of the API itself is free.


29 APIs Used in 7 Days: GitHub, SendGrid and Goodreads

Wendell Santos, July 27th, 2013

This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 29 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Assembla, Baby Names, Behance, Coderwall Profile, Dribbble, Envato, Forrst, Geeklist, Hacker News Mobile, jsFiddle, Launchpad, Ohloh, Plunker, Primal, Readability , RubyGems and ScraperWiki. The most often used APIs this week are Dribbble, Rotten Tomatoes and ScraperWiki. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (7 APIs, 7 mashups), Tools (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Other (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Today in APIs: Facebook iOS SDK, RightScale Supports Google Compute Engine and 11 New APIs

Romin Irani, February 26th, 2013

FacebookFacebook boosts iOS SDK With better analytics. RightScale to offer first level support for Google Compute Engine. Plus: Google launches Sign In with Google Plus, Dribbble API gets a jQuery pluginĀ and 11 new APIs.


10 Web Design APIs: Build, Validate and Show it Off

Allen Tipper, July 22nd, 2011

When designing web pages, we use any tools we can get our hands on to make the experience easier and faster. Today we’re going to take a look at 10 web design APIs that, in different ways, can be very useful.


17 APIs Used in 7 Days: Google Maps, YouTube, Twitter

Wendell Santos, June 18th, 2011

This past week 12 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 17 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include #blue, Dribbble, GitHub, Google Reader Subscriber Statistics, Kynetx, Rotten Tomatoes and Stack Overflow. The most often used APIs this week are FanFeedr Sports News, Google Maps and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (2 APIs, 3 mashups), Video (2 APIs, 4 mashups) and Photos (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Long-Awaited Forrst API Helps Connect Developers

Allen Tipper, June 6th, 2011

ForrstForrst is a community for developers and designers to connect and collaborate. On Forrst users can share links, code, and in-progress projects, as well as discuss these things. This sort of community is always useful, as many eyes on projects can lead to spotting errors faster and making things more efficient for everyone involved. However, a simple website isn’t all that’s needed for true community-building these days. Developers and designers are the sort of people that use mobile devices extensively, and also the sort who love mashups and the like to save time and effort. For those people, Forrst has recently released the Forrst API, allowing access to Forrst through RESTful calls. And since that’s the sort of feature developers want to see, they’ve been clamoring for Forrst’s API, despite the site itself still in closed beta.


31 APIs Used in 7 Days: BBC, PhotoBucket, Amazon and Twitter

Adam DuVander, May 28th, 2011

This past week 16 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 31 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Dribbble, Jamendo and Long URL Please. The most often used APIs this week are Amazon S3, Freebase and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Shopping (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Photos (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Music (4 APIs, 4 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


75 New APIs This Week: Instagram, AOL ShoutCast and Two Social Network Platforms

Adam DuVander, December 19th, 2010

This week we had 75 new APIs added to our API directory including a subscription billing service, an SEO rank monitoring service, an online helpdesk tool, a shopping cart service, a recommendations platform, a lithuanian microblogging service an two Ning-like social network platforms. Additionally, we covered two of the APIs more in-depth with full blog posts. Tracing the Past Street by Street looked at the Addressing History API. Then we took a peek at unofficial documentation to the official Instagram API, which we called The Full-featured, Unpublished Instagram API. Below you’ll find more detail on all 75 new APIs.


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