Elastic Path turns to SOA Software for API strategy. Mulesoft, making it easier for software to eat the world, releases RAML. Plus: Google updates the CalDav API, Microsoft acquires API management service Apiphany, and 10 new APIs.
One day, you might be doing your holiday shopping from your car. Elastic Path believes the future of digital commerce will follow the shopping experience, going beyond websites to a new era of smart devices, even ones inside your car. The Vancouver-based ecommerce company just received $8 million in financing, which will go toward supporting the company’s Cortex API, a hypermedia platform that extends the shopping experience to multiple devices. Toronto’s Wellington Financial provided the financing.
Elastic Path raises $8 milloon for Commerce Everywhere API platform. Keek launches API program. Plus: automating the connections between humans and machines in the API economy, Nuvo releases new API for wireless audio system, and 15 new APIs.
Our API directory now includes 116 retail APIs. The newest is the Leaf API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Shopping.com API. We list 60 Shopping.com mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of retail APIs.
Our API directory now includes 443 enterprise APIs. The newest is the Swift-Kanban API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the LinkedIn API. We list 48 LinkedIn mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of enterprise APIs.
This post explores the challenges we faced in building out our own commerce API and how we wrestled with the general immaturity of Level 3 REST.
As the number of mobile devices increases and the trend toward native apps continues, enterprises face new challenges in effectively deploying flexible, scalable and secure APIs. When you have millions of users – each with an installed version of your app – every change that requires an updated download can result in lots of “unproductive” time. And that doesn’t even include the time spent (re)coding, testing and deploying each update. Multiply this process by the tens of thousands of mobile apps in various app stores and you get a sense of the size of the problem; and all indications are it will get worse before it gets better.
This week we had 71 new APIs added to our API directory including a lego database lookup service, cloud cost management system, ecommerce platform, corporate payment service, library document sharing service, copywriting and proofreading services, time-tracking service and local commerce platform. Below is more details on each of these new APIs.
Several announcements already out of the Portland API Hackday. The StormPath API is expanding its developer tools and sharing six months worth of API best practices knowledge. Mashery has released a new client library generation project as open source. Plus: cheap Postgres hosting on Heroku, Programmable Webster and 16 new APIs.