Watchmaker, Watchmaker, Make Me an App

Eric Zeman, February 25th, 2014

Wearables were a hot trend at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona this week. No fewer than six devices made their debut, including fitness bands and full-on smartwatches. Without app support, however, these tools are little more than expensive jewelry.

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.

15 APIs Used in 7 Days: Klout, and PeerIndex

Matthew Scott, September 21st, 2013

This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 15 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include BookMoochPeekYou Social AnalyticsTravel Booking Engine and Travel Booking Network. The most often used APIs this week areGoodreadsGoogle Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Travel (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 4 mashups) and Internet (2 APIs, 2 mashups).

28 Reservations APIs: Expedia, GolfNow and TransHotel

Matthew Scott, August 27th, 2013

Our API directory now includes 28 reservations APIs. The newest is the Restalo API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Expedia API. We list four Expedia mashups.

APIs as Glue: Making it Stick

Guest Author, May 29th, 2013

Last week, for the first time I had the opportunity to attend the Glue conference in Broomfield, CO. An aptly named conference, Glue’s mission is to provide a technical forum for web application builders, architects, and integrators to talk about the various technologies that stick together to make a web platform and its associated applications. It’s one of the most exciting and nerdy places you can go, and it’s well worth the investment if you’re in this industry. Perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of this conference is the co-mingling of Big Enterprise and Scrappy Start-up.

15 APIs Used in 7 Days: Expedia, TripAdvisor and OpenStreetMap

Wendell Santos, May 11th, 2013

This past week 8 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 15 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Gecko Landmarks, MapBox, Mogreet, TripAdvisor and WMATA. The most often used APIs this week are Expedia, Facebook Graph and Google Maps. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (4 APIs, 5 mashups), Mapping (4 APIs, 6 mashups) and Travel (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:

Have API Will Travel: 5 Great APIs on Getting Places

Greg Bates, March 18th, 2013

Rome2rioLooking through our directory of travel APIs and getting lost? That’s no surprise; we’ve cataloged 168 of them so far. Fortunately, Valentin Dombrovsky, CEO of Travelatus did a great service by focusing on the 5 he says, “are the ones that offer interesting opportunities for your site—no matter who you are, an OTA, an airline or a hotel chain, for example.” Writing for Tnooz, the magazine that talks travel tech, his 5 picks are rome2rio, DealAngel, Evature, Flightstats, and InKnowledge’s Taxi Fare Calculator.

Today in APIs: Mining Archives, Open Innovation, and 24 New APIs

Greg Bates, February 11th, 2013

New York Times Article SearchWhy the New York Times is key to the future. Open innovation and the distributed business model. Plus: service tracks API client library changes, Twitter advertising API, and 24 new APIs.

Today in APIs: Facebook Instagram Traffic Confusion, New Benchmark for AngelList API and 13 New APIs

Wendell Santos, January 10th, 2013

InstagramFacebook removes Instagram app usage metrics from its API. AngelList’s API is now handling over 3 million requests each day. Plus: Expedia’s partnership with Room 77 begins to pay off, Codecademy offering API-focused lessons and 13 new APIs.

Major Shift In Air Travel Pricing: ETA 2013

Garrett Wilkin, October 24th, 2012

Major airlines want a better way to sell to consumers and they’ve been working on the design for over a year already.  In this new model, the current delivery of prices would be completely changed.  Will this be a potentially lucrative API development opportunity?  Just how cutting edge will this new approach be?

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