Today in APIs: Google Billing API, and 12 New APIs

Greg Bates, December 26th, 2013

Google StorageGoogle billing API to help developers rein in costs. Planville’s API integrates its Ireland and UK event tracking service. Plus: 12 new APIs.

Rainforest Powers QA with Human Testers

Eric Carter, December 12th, 2013

Rainforest, QA solution provider, uses the power of humans to test website quality. The Rainforest API allows developers to programmatically trigger the execution of tests. Rainforest finds that nothing tests a user interface like a good old-fashioned human being. Thus, users set up tests in plain English and Rainforest takes the customer through the steps of the tests.

Twitter Engagement Part 2: Collecting Tweets and Users

Guest Author, November 19th, 2013

TwitterControlling a local database is vital for collecting tweets and users from the Twitter API. Once this is accomplished, you no longer have to worry about rate limits, API reliability or speed of access. I do most of my work with MySQL, but any server-based database can be used—even a flat file in CSV format is a viable solution for minimal storage needs.

Today in APIs: AWS Launches CloudTrail and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, November 13th, 2013

PinterestPinterest reveals more about its API. Amazon Web Services launches CloudTrail for user visibility tracking. Plus: Twitter announces timelines for hashtags, APIMetrics offers service to monitor API performance, and 10 new APIs.

Methods of Pricing an “API as Product”

Adam DuVander, November 11th, 2013

Twilio SMSAlong with the growth of APIs in general has come the emergence of the API as a product. Many times a new startup is entirely an API. When the entire company is an API, you’d better choose the right API business model. When the API is the product, or the whole business, many times this means charging developers to use your API. It turns out, it’s not just about how much you charge them, but how. This post will look at the many different ways that API-as-product companies are getting developers to pay for access.

Join Me In London For The API Strategies Track of Apps World

David Berlind, October 16th, 2013

ProgrammableWeb’s editor-in-chief David Berlind is off to London next week to chair the API Strategies track of the Apps World Conference. But before he heads off, he does a little expectation-setting for the day’s panel discussion and offers a few reasons (including an exclusive discount to ProgrammableWeb’s readers why it makes sense to attend.

Microsoft, AOL, Yahoo Join Forces in Developing Premium Ad API

Amy Castor, September 26th, 2013

Microsoft, AOL and Yahoo are teaming up to develop specifications for advertising APIs, the trio announced Tuesday. The goal is to make it easier for media buyers to discover, price and order premium digital inventory.

531 Reference APIs: GeoNames, Wikipedia and CrunchBase

Wendell Santos, July 31st, 2013

GeoNamesOur API directory now includes 531 reference APIs. The newest is the CanLII API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the GeoNames API. We list 88 GeoNames mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of reference APIs.

Today in APIs: NFLdata Touchdown with API, Canonical API to Boost Ubuntu, and 3 NEW APIs

Greg Bates, July 25th, 2013

NFLData.comNFLData releases gridiron API. Canonical prepares to take aim with Ubuntu smartphone in 2014, releases API now. Plus: Samsung launches its own dev conference, Google TV update will include Google Cast API, and 3 new APIs.

Today in APIs: Digital Public Library Launch, Google Glass API Limits, and 20 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 22nd, 2013

Digital Public Library Launch. Google Glass API could be foggy. Plus: Disrupt NY Hackathon, the new open world of banking, and 20 new APIs.

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